Sorting Yourself Out


3 Proven Ways to “Sort Yourself Out” If You Get Too Stoned

Didn’t take the practical advice to start low and go slow with your weed? Don’t punish yourself. Even the most experienced cannabis users can go a little overboard with their dosage, but you don’t have to remain in that greened-out state if you know what to do with yourself. Here’s our best advice for sorting yourself out the next time it happens (and later, how to prevent it from happening in the first place).

1. Change your perspective
When you’re in a super-baked state, you may not notice how your environment is negatively impacting your high. So, the best thing to do is to alter some things to make your environment more comfortable, calming, and “chill.”
Move to a quiet room, step outside for some fresh air, remove restrictive clothing if it does not leave you illicitly expose, or move away from crowds. You may even want to consider changing your media choices by putting on a comedic movie, a stand-up comedy special, some soothing music (I recommend the “Chill Piano” playlist on Spotify), or a guided meditation.

2. Just add CBD
Not everyone has CBD on hand for this kind of event, but this may inspire you to stock up. Research shows that cannabidiol (CBD) does not compound the psychoactivity of THC but can help to mitigate its mind-bending effects. Just remember, smoking or vaping high CBD products will go to work faster than tinctures or edibles.

3. The cold water treatment
A cold shower will sort you out soon but if that sounds completely unbearable but if a shower is out of the question, grab and cold water to drink and to apply as a cold compress on the back of your neck. The shock to the senses will help cut through the brain haze and bring you—in the words of Soul II Soul—”back to life, back to reality.”

And now, we found a bonus way to prevent getting too stoned (or even too drunk) in the first place. If you need to double-check just how inebriated you are, you can always use the My Canary app ( Endorsed by NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws), My Canary is an innovative and helpful device that gives consumers a so-called “scientific reading” of their personal performance so they can make better choices with marijuana, alcohol, or other mind-altering substances. Why would you want to do this? It’s not going to make better decisions for you, but it can be your North Star toward more responsible cannabis consumption. Plus, a percentage of each purchase goes towards responsible marijuana use initiatives at NORML.

May 1, 2017

by Alana Armstrong

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Alana seeks to see cannabis from the perspective of politicians, advocates, entrepreneurs, and consumers. She got her start with a byline in the arts and culture section and crossed over into cannabis after using it medicinally. Current projects include investigations into cannabis and wellness; entrepreneurs of the Green Rush; cannabis for athletes; and the evolution of cannabis laws and culture in Canada.


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