How to Calm a Too-Intense High

Have you ever used too much marijuana and got too high? Maybe you had some extra edibles, or you had so much weed to yourself and you wanted to see how much you could finish. Whatever the case may be, too-intense highs are not pleasant. Before you even start using cannabis, it’s recommended that you know your limits. That means knowing how much you can handle when using marijuana. You cannot overdose on marijuana, but you can get “too high.”

Different strains of marijuana have different effects when you use too much of them. Some strains might make you lightheaded or sick, while some strains might just cause you to go right to sleep. When it comes to smoking indica or sativa strains, one can make you drowsy if you smoke too much, while the other could cause you to become dizzy or even paranoid. But if you ever get too high and need some tips on how to bring it down, then this is the guide for you.

Stay Hydrated

The first tip is to stay hydrated, especially if you smoke marijuana. It is good to drink plenty of water before you start smoking and even while you smoke. Most of the time when I smoke, I always keep water with me. Staying hydrated can help prevent getting too high.

Stay Fed

Another tip is to not use cannabis on an empty stomach. This may cause unwanted symptoms to occur if you use too much of it. Also, if you are hungry after you have used weed (a.k.a. the munchies) and want to calm down the high, then eat! Going from an empty to a full stomach after you have used cannabis will not only help you stabilize that high but will probably also feel good.


If you are standing up and getting too high, sit down and try to relax. Especially if you get lightheaded or dizzy, you do not want to fall over or throw up. If you are dizzy, then sit down and try to focus on one fixed object. Also taking deep breaths, drinking water, and staying cool will help.

Sleep It Off

If you ever get so high to the point where you cannot handle it anymore, the best thing to do is sleep. Simply go pass out for a few hours, or the rest of the night, and once you wake up you will feel much better (unless it was not the weed making you feel bad).

Do Not Panic

One thing that you do not want to do whenever you get too high is panic. If you panic, you could cause a “bad high” to become even worse. If you have anxiety issues, then you do not want to panic. Starting to panic could lead to becoming paranoid, which can get worse if you continue to panic. But if you do start, then try to relax and calm down. Try not to think about stresses or worries after you use marijuana; isn’t that the point of using it anyway?

Distract Yourself

Another thing to try if you get “too high” and your anxiety starts to increase is to distract yourself. Watching or playing something fun when you are high is also a good way to distract yourself from things that may stress you out or worry you. Some people have a favorite video game that they love to play while high because it seems so much more entertaining at the moment compared to being sober. Some have a movie, some have a place to go, and some have something to eat as a go-to when high.

Following these tips can help you overcome a “bad high” that nobody likes. Just remember, all bad feelings will eventually pass! I hope this post helps you and anyone you may help out with a bad high. If you enjoyed it, check out some other posts on this site and share this post with others! Thanks for reading!

FAQ: How to Relieve an Excessive High

Q: What should I do if I am feeling anxious or paranoid during a high?

A: If you are feeling anxious or paranoid, the best thing to do is to try to relax and distract yourself. Take deep breaths, listen to calming music, or engage in a comforting activity such as drawing or coloring.

Q: Can drinking water help reduce the intensity of a high?

A: Yes, drinking water can help to dilute the effects of the high and help you feel more hydrated and calm.

Q: Is there any way to prevent or lower the intensity of a high before it happens?

A: One way to prevent a too-intense high is to start with a smaller dose and gradually increase as needed. It’s also important to be aware of your surroundings and make sure you are in a comfortable and safe environment.

Q: Are there any over-the-counter medications that can help with reducing a high?

A: No, there are no over-the-counter medications specifically designed to reduce a high. However, if you are feeling too intense, you may be able to take a anti-anxiety or anti-inflammatory medication, but it’s important to consult with a doctor beforehand.

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Evan Weston

Evan Weston is a contributor to Reefer Posts, a growing community for exploring the developing market of Cannabis and CBD-related products. He spends a lot of time researching the development of health-related products that utilize Cannabis and CBD oils. He also keeps tabs on the developing legal environment regarding medical, recreational cannabis use, and production.

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