We’ve all been there, your friend has decided they’re rock solid. THC isn’t a thing baby! And suddenly, the cage comes falling down – and the spider monkeys attack! So, what should you do if your friend gets too high?
Well, luckily for you, we’ve done the research and can give you some super helpful tips!
It’s easier said than done when you’ve been bombarded by an avalanche of THC. This being said, calming yourself down is the best medicine.
Just concentrate on your breathing. Take long, slow deep breaths, and exhale. This might be the time to perfect stomach breathing, where on inhaling, you expand your tummy.
Breathing is honestly the best method of relaxing.
For those who can’t concentrate on breathing, here’s a distraction…
A bad THC trip can cause all sorts of issues while it’s happening. It’s especially true if the THC trip is tapping into something horrid.
When the fabric of time and space start to tear apart you realise your parents were as clueless as you are at that moment. Every decision they made about your life was conflicting… That their guiding light was just a series of feelings. AND YET YOU MADE IT TO ADULTHOOD WITH ONLY A FEW ISSUES! Miracles do happen! You’re one of them – my child!Andrew Macfarlane, a believer that no one knows what they’re doing…
So, if you are venturing down a dark path, switch on the TV. Play a game. Take a walk. Maybe, treat yourself and pour a bath.
Any distraction from the moment will help.
And included in these distractions is eating!
Drink and Eat
You need to just ignore everything Tim Noakes told you and EAT ALL THE CARBS!
Just chug down that sugary cooldrink. Bump up those sugar levels! Just be aware that this nutritional intake won’t do anything, as there is no research that food and drink combat the effects of THC.
BUT – the act of sipping water, and routine, does.
Now that we’ve dealt with the easy mental solutions, let’s get into something a little scientific! I mean why else would you be here?
It was only on reviewing the article on President Seeds that it came to light that peppercorns can help combat the effects of THC.
In a 2011 review, published in the British Journal of Pharmacology, it was stated as follows:
“..terpenes such as beta-caryophyllene found in peppercorn can help tame the intoxicating effects of THC.”
Beta-caryophyllene and THC form a synergistic relationship and bind to the same cannabinoid receptors, creating a calming effect.Dr. Ethan Russo, Taming THC: potential cannabis synergy and phytocannabinoid-terpenoid entourage effects
They also say that sucking on a peppercorn can help to release the beta-caryophyllene into your system.
Also, if you are experiencing general anxiety, chewing peppercorns can help as well. So, there’s something…
So, keep some pepper on hand!
CBD to the Rescue!
Is there anything CBD can’t fix? The answer is no. It’s the duct-tape of the cannabis world.
If you’re still wondering what to do if your friend gets too high, a small dose of CBD can help counteract the influx of THC in the body.
After all, both these cannabinoids talk to the same receptors in your body!
What To Do If Your Friend Gets Too High And None Of This Works…
To be honest, THC is a psychoactive compound, and how it reacts with an individual can vary.
Just like alcoholic substances, chemicals can do strange things to people.
If none of these tips work the simplest way of dealing with the issue is to put them to sleep.
THC’s potency only lasts around 30 minutes – 2 hours. So, a longish nap will help.
And it’s always worth mentioning that there are no recorded overdoses on THC.
Words by: Andrew Macfarlane, writer, gardener, and dark thinker.
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