What to Do if You Consume Too Much and Experience Adverse Effects?

By Jessica Catalano

What to Do if You Consume Too Much and Experience Adverse Effects?

The first thing you need to realize is that you cannot overdose and die from cannabis. Though you may feel out of control and that there is a possibility of something tragic happening, it will not. According to a 1988 Department of Justice/DEA brief written by Judge Francis L. Young, a person would have to consume 1,500 pounds of cannabis within 15 minutes for it to become lethal. This is such a great feat that one would pass out and throw up before progressing very far into consuming such an astronomical amount. 

The second thing you need to realize is that cannabis lowers your blood sugar so the best thing to do is consume a large glass of orange juice and lay down in a comfortable environment. Make sure the room is cool yet cozy, play some of your favorite music (Pink Floyd would be a great choice), invite a friend over or call your significant other to your side to help keep you level headed, drink some water after your juice and snack on a balanced healthy treat such as an apple and cheese. Basically remind yourself to ride the waves and that you will come out just fine in the end. 

The last thing you need to realize is that cannabis acts as a mental defragmenter and that this can lead to paranoia. Life can be complex and crazy, which can lead some people to put things on the “back burner” so to speak. These things can pile up and be repressed because one does not want to deal with working through those issues and thoughts. When cannabis is consumed in large amounts, all of these thoughts immediately start coming from the back burner to the front of your consciousness. In most people, this causes extreme states of paranoia because they cannot deal with their own inner dialog. 

It is best to treat this situation as both a spiritual and healing experience. Allow yourself to work through your thoughts and come out of the experience a better person. If you need a little help coming down faster, take pure CBD pills or oil as it counteracts the effects of THC in the body.

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