What To Do After Eating Too Much Marijuana

“I can’t believe I ate the whole thing.”

“You ate it Ralph.”

The words above, from a famous 1970s Alka-Seltzer commercial, might today be uttered by someone after eating too much marijuana.

While Ralph was suffering from indigestion, the cannabis consumer might be feeling dizzy or disoriented, they might even feel nauseous, and could feel anxious or paranoid.

Differences in symptoms aside, the two conditions share some similarities. Both feel mighty uncomfortable while they are happening, and neither is particularly dangerous in either the short or long terms.

There is no easier way to ingest too much marijuana than by eating it. A common problem is that people don’t think it’s working, as the effects can take several hours to manifest. Likewise they eat more, and by the time it all hits, they realize they took too much.

No Fatal Overdoses from Eating Too Much Marijuana

The first thing to do if you or someone you know has ingested too much marijuana is to calm down!

There is simply no such thing as a fatal marijuana overdose. You will not stop breathing and your organs will not shut down. Cannabis just does not function that way in the body.

What can you do about eating too much marijuana?

Here are some practical suggestions:

For almost instant relief, ingest some CBD!

Cannabidiol, marijuana’s second most famous cannabinoid, can counter the effects of it most famous cannabinoid, THC.

If you can find it a CBD breath spray will do the trick.  A few sprays and you will almost instantly feel yourself starting to come down from that uncomfortable high.

If you don’t have CBD spray, put a few drops of CBD tincture under your tongue.  You could also try smoking or vaping a high CBD strain of hemp or cannabis as well.

Chew Peppercorns

Believe it or not, peppercorns can counteract the effects of eating too much marijuana. This is due to similar terpene profiles and how the two plants interact with each other.  The bottom line is, it works!  Try chewing on 2 or 3 peppercorns for a few minutes when feeling too high.

Drink Something

 Cottonmouth, a common side effect of marijuana use, is even more pronounced with edibles. Drink lots of water to counteract it and help you feel the extreme effects of eating too much marijuana less.

Eat Something

Eating marijuana edibles on an empty stomach can definitely make their effects more intense. Unless you are feeling sick to your stomach, try eating something non-medicated when you have have been eating too much marijuana to help alleviate the symptoms.

Sleep It Off

The best thing you can do when you have ingested too much marijuana is to go to bed and sleep it off. Unlike over indulging in alcohol, you won’t even have a hangover when you wake up.

About the author 

Mitch Mandell

Mitch Mandell is the publisher of Senior Stoner, a partner in Z-Dog Media, and a long time cannabis enthusiast and cultivator. Prior to entering the world of publishing, he had a long career in advertising, working for some of the country's top agencies.

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