How To Sober Up From Weed

We all love weed! But sometimes, smoking too much of it can make us feel bad.

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We all know you can’t overdose from THC, although it is very likely that you won’t feel great if you take a tad too much. When that happens, it is common to feel unpleasant feelings like shakiness or paranoia.

These are sensations that you want to get rid of as soon as possible, and even though they may not last that long, they can feel like forever if nothing is done to stop them.

Although the only way to get weed out of your body is by waiting until it is entirely metabolized, there are a few tips and tricks that will help you calm down that anxiety that can be generated from having too much in your system, and Herb has the perfect guide to them.

Always Hydrate

Hydrating is always a good idea. It is probably something you will do intuitively since it is expected that your mouth starts feeling super dry when you have just consumed weed; that’s because cannabis inhibits your salivary glands. Not only does hydration help the cottonmouth sensation, but focusing on drinking a cold drink can also help you feel more grounded in your body. 

And, hopefully, needless to say, please don’t confuse hydration with alcohol consumption. This can only make things worse. Instead of cold beer, go for some water with ice or, I don’t know, a coke if you want something sweet.

Chew On Some Peppercorns Or Lemon Slices

Suck on lemon to get rid of cotton mouth

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Peppercorns or lemon slices act like terpenes that promote alertness or reduce anxiety. They can help tone down any undesirable effects of THC. The reason is that both black pepper and lemon contain terpenes like pinene, caryophyllene, or limonene, which can balance out the psychoactive effects of THC.

You can look for different terpenes in your pantry, but these are two solid options and have immediate effects, and some of the ones have been proven the most to calm down the results of weed.

Stay Clean

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That header is not the real solution; it is essential, and my preferred way to calm down, when I am entering the high I didn’t want, is to shower. The water should be as cold as possible, hard enough to sort of shock you back into the real world and lower your heart rate. 

I do this when I drink too much; it wakes me up and kind of washes away my anxiety. Some people also take warm showers or baths to relax. I see how that could be relaxing, but to me, the cold on the back of my head does the magic. Plus, I would fall asleep in the tub if the water is too warm and I am too knocked out… You wouldn’t want that happening.

CBD Counterattack

To get down from an intense THC high, you might be surprised about the fact that using CBD will help. The reason is that it counteracts the effects of THC and makes it more balanced. Cannabidiol, or CBD, is known to help you reduce the feelings of anxiety and intoxication associated with THC and is a great tool to enhance THC’s painkilling and anti-inflammatory effects. 

Since THC and CBD bind to the same receptors, but in “opposite” ways, they end up balancing out whatever intense buzz or euphoria the THC may be giving you, making you feel less weird and uncomfortable.

Best CBD Products To Sober Up From Weed

Sour Lifter Flower


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Sour Lifter contains 16.91% CBD, which is a pretty high dose for CBD products, so it will surely get you balanced in no time. With terpenes including Beta-Myrcene, Alpha-Pinene, Beta-Pinene, Limonene, and Trans-Caryophyllene, it will also taste excellent and keep you focused on flavor and peace. 

With Myrcene having powerful sedative and anti-inflammatory effects coupled with Pinene’s ability to make you feel happy, alert, and energetic, this strain is sure to have you feeling amazing in no time! It is a hand-trimmed flower grown by Botany Farms, so you know you’re taking something legit, and it will do you good.

CBDistillery Anytime Gummies

CBDistillery CBD Gummies are a flavorful way to calm down any paranoia or shakiness weed may have caused you. They are yummy, and it won’t feel like you are consuming weed again. Which may be something you don’t feel like associating at the moment in which you are trying to counteract the effects it has just caused you.

Almost immediately, you will experience all the benefits of hemp-derived CBD. Each portable bottle includes 30 tropical fruit-flavored gummy supplements containing a pre-measured 30 mg serving of CBD in each gummy, so they are guaranteed to be effective!

RYTE CBD Tincture

RYTE’s tincture offers 33 mg of CBD per dose in a travel-sized format, which is excellent for this kind of situation since you can always have it with you, whether your session was at your place or somewhere else. 

Additionally, this is a 100% all-natural product. It is 3rd party tested for potency and purity and any pesticides, chemicals, or other heavy metals, so you can know you are consuming something good and safe that won’t add more trouble to your already unpleasant enough experience.


Finally, don’t forget to breathe. It is something that we don’t tend to value enough. It can be frequent to be so anxious and desperate about being out of yourself that you don’t stop to get comfortable and breathe, and sometimes it is all you need to feel better.

And it isn’t even to calm down the weed effects; everyday life situations that make you anxious can be relieved with a few deep breaths. 

It is ideal to find some quiet and relaxed spot to sit and practice some breathing exercises when it comes to cannabis-induced bad feelings. Some that are known to be valid are diaphragmatic breathing, where you concentrate on your belly and take deep, paused breaths, or also breathing very slowly and holding your breath for a few seconds until you exhale again, also slowly and through your mouth.

July 05, 2021 — Last Updated July 06, 2021
Written by Marcos Heredia
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July 05, 2021 — Last Updated July 06, 2021
Written by Marcos Heredia
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