Several years ago as a college undergraduate, I was invited to a frat party with my friend. As freshers, we didn’t know what to expect, but we were so excited to be invited. Got into the party and saw all the cool guys from our residence. We felt we belonged.
As the party worn on, rounds of booze and weed start making the rounds; you inhale, puff and pass to the person sitting next to you. It was fun till I started seeing double, my heart was racing, and it felt like I was going to faint. I didn’t know what was happening to me.
My first experience with cannabis was a disaster, it was unpleasant, and I wouldn’t want to relive it again.
Looking back with hindsight now, I laugh at myself every time I remember that incident though it wasn’t funny then. I wish someone had prepared me for what was happening.
Most of us have had an unpleasant experience with cannabis; some were better prepared to contain the situation while others were ignorant of what was happening and panicked which further exacerbated the situation.
What do you do when you start feeling a range of strange feelings that make you uncomfortable? You start feeling headaches, dizziness, and paranoia due to too much consumption of cannabis. However, it should be noted that the experience is temporary and will wear off. In this blog post, we will outline the possible actions you could take when faced with such situations.
1. Stay Calm:
Breathe in… breathe out. In.. out. Good, use your breathing pattern to maintain control and stay calm. Remember, much of the unpleasant experience is due to one’s inability to stay calm once this nasty feeling set in. To remain calm, try to distract yourself with activities that make you feel positive.
2. Drink Water or Fruit Juice:
Keeping yourself hydrated during this period could help ease the unpleasant feeling. However, stay away from alcohols since they increase the volume of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in the body
3. Change Scenery:
A change of environment could go a long way in alleviating the uneasiness. Step outside for a lungful of fresh air, or find a quiet place to sit down comfortably until the feelings subside.
If you’re at home, go take a shower, play some of your favorite songs, take up any activity that would soothe you and calm your mind.
5. Try a CBD-Dominant Strain
Are you surprised we are recommending you try a CBD rich strain to alleviate the uneasiness induced by cannabis? Well, this is how this works. The CBD can inhibit the THC from locking onto the receptors in the brain; this leads to a reduction in the psychoactive effects and unpleasant feelings.
Whaoo, those are our five top tips on how to deal with a bad cannabis experience. Have you had an unpleasant experience before using cannabis? How were you able to deal with it? Share with us your thoughts on this and tell us if you have other tips for handling the experience.