How to Stop Shaking After Eating Edibles

Eating high-carb food or drinking ample water after consuming edibles are common methods to stop shaking. However, this part of the science is still in research, and you may still need to find a definitive solution.

You just had some dosage of edibles. You suddenly started feeling shaky within a moment of hitting your best high. Known as the Cannabis shakes, this is a common phenomenon where the tremor can be mild to extreme.

This article will hover over the possible causes of shaking after edibles and how to prevent them as much as possible.

What Is Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome? 

Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome

Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS) is a sickness people experience after consuming weed for a long time. Even newbies can have this if they bite more than they can chew. The symptoms of CHS are as follows-

  • Cyclic nausea episodes
  • Chronic hot bathing
  • Vomiting

Research has proven how marijuana affects the gastrointestinal tract and CNS of the human body. It, in turn, may cause CHS. The main reason behind this illness is the cannabinoids in the weed bind with the receptors of the endocannabinoid system (EHS) of the stomach.

Risks Associated with Consuming High Doses of Edibles 

There are many health risks related to consuming high doses of edibles, which can be more severe than smoking weed. One of the common ones is food poisoning.

According to CDC, the effects and symptoms of poisoning caused by cannabis edible dosage can be unpredictable and longer lasting than expected. Not to mention, all its signs start around 30 to a few hours after consumption, making it harder to sense.

Other common risks include-

  • Vomiting
  • Stomach ulcers
  • Drowsiness
  • Cannabis cotton mouth (xerostomia)- A condition where saliva production drops
  • Craving food
  • Hallucination, paranoia, and other psychotic issues
  • Other unpredictable conditions

Again, research in this sector is still ongoing. While scientists found links between edibles and different sicknesses, the how or why of many of these are still unknown.

Are There Other Factors That Contribute to Shaking After Eating Edibles?

cannabis edibles

Yes, aside from the weed messing with your EHS, there can be so many reasons that contribute to shaking after eating edibles. Both smoking and edibles can cause weed shaking. Some common causes can be as follows-

Higher Amount of THC

The THC in cannabis is one prime reason behind that shaky feeling after weed consumption. Edibles have a higher percentage of THC than smoking, and they also last longer in the body since they end up in the digestive system.

As a result, it is important to control your edible dosage and keep a good interval between each time you consume them.


Again, the culprit is THC. Your body has nitric oxide. According to research, when having edibles, cannabis can affect it and reduce body temperature. So, the person may experience a chilly sensation, causing the shaking. But it will hardly last that long.


According to the CEO and Executive Editor at the Ministry of Hemp, overstimulation is a basic cause of shaking after weed consumption. It happens after the person mixes additional stimulants with the marijuana.


THC can also cause anxiety and other psychological factors, resulting in shaking. Paranoia and hallucination are also part of it. Due to the jitter and anxiety, the person may start to tremble.

How to Dose Edibles Appropriately 

To dose your edibles appropriately, you need to know about the potency of your intended buds. They can vary. The main properties to check are the percentage of CBD, THC, and other cannabinoids.

If you don’t want to go overboard with calculating your edibles dosage, use only 1 to 5 milligrams of THC as a newbie (around 20 grams of edibles). Each gram of edibles usually contains 1,000 milligrams of THC.

The average THC that most use is 10mg. You can stick between 5-20 mg as an experienced consumer. Again, do the math properly. You can probably find details of THC in your weed from the seller.

Remember that extracting the weed buds in butter or oil and decarbing them decreases their THC amount significantly. The former may allow you to decrease it up to 90% if done right, and the latter can do it around 50-60%.

How to Stop Shaking After Eating Edibles

While the shaking usually stops within 30 minutes to a few hours after taking the edibles, it is possible to avoid or reduce it. If you evaluate the causes of the shaking, you can guess the appropriate action. Anyway, you may try the following-

Drinking Fluids

Drinking liquid (non-alcoholic) before and after taking edibles can significantly lower the possibility of shaking. It can also protect the ECS and other parts of your digestive system from THC.

Eating High-Carb Snacks

Similar to water or juice, high-carb snacks can also do the trick. Moreover, you will feel the munchies after having edibles. So, keeping some favorite snacks nearby is a good thing.

Keeping Your Body Warm

Having a hot shower or wrapping yourself with warm blankets may prevent your body temperature from going too low. Thus, you can stop shaking caused by chillness.


While some people seem to ignore the shaking after taking edibles, others don’t like it. In many cases, there is little to worry about it. But you can try to drink water, keep your body warm, and take some deep breaths to prevent shaking.

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Nazmul Nahid

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