How do you prevent greening out? Greening out is an annoying feeling that you get when you have used too much weed. You can get really sick from the over-consumption of cannabis, but don't worry, you won't die from it. The reason you are not feeling well is that you have consumed too much THC. That is not so bad, but it can lead to unpleasant situations. It often happens to people who smoke cannabis for the first time and are too inexperienced to properly estimate the amount and effect that the weed causes. Greening out also happens often to people who consume edibles.
Eating edibles (or drinking a cannabis drink) is tricky because the effect kicks in rather late. Many users think the effect is very low and take more of the edible too quickly. As a result, the effect kicks in big time, and many people cannot cope with this. You can feel very miserable because of it, and some people even have the feeling that they are dying. Fortunately, that does not happen, and not all situations are that extreme. But it is good to prevent a situation of 'greening out' because consuming weed should always be fun, positive, and exciting. So read on quickly and learn how you can prevent a greening-out situation. And find out what you can do to escape from a greening-out situation, or to help others. So read on!
Too much THC
Unfortunately, greening out is more common than we would like. An important reason for this is that THC levels have increased considerably. In the past, there was much less THC in weed than today, and that is something that many people do not take into account. Greening out means that there is too much cannabis in your body, and your body responds to it. You can get very sick, and you may even vomit, but you cannot overdose or die from it. That is the good news! It is very important for your health to take it easy when using cannabis. Make sure you dose well and know your limits!
Greening out symptoms
How is it possible that you end up in a situation where you have consumed too much weed? Usually, your body will automatically indicate if you have had enough of something. You just feel that you have reached a limit. But with cannabis products that you can eat, that is a tricky thing. And with cannabis concentrates with a very high THC content, it is also difficult. Shatter, wax, oil, and hashish are all concentrates of marijuana that are very strong.
These concentrates can have THC levels of up to 70%. This is way more than the average stoner can handle. This stuff is just too strong. With edibles, the effect can be felt very late, and that is tricky because you then continue to consume. The moment the effect hits, it is so strong that it makes you sick. In addition, you also run a risk of greening out if you combine different drugs, or if you drink alcohol and use weed at the same time. They can fortify each other so that the effect increases considerably. Cannabis products that contain a high concentration of THC increases the risk of side effects and the possibility of greening out.
What is happening?
But how exactly does a greening out work? What is happening in your body? That is actually very simple. Your body receives far too much THC in a short time. The THC from cannabis causes reactions of the CB1 and CB2 receptors that are present in your body. These receptors normally influence all kinds of things, such as concentration and memory. Too much THC causes all of these functions to be disrupted and the body gets panicked. You can feel quite sick both physically and mentally.
How to prevent greening out
You can prevent greening out by going slow when you consume cannabis. Give it time for the effects to kick in. Also be sure you eat before consuming cannabis, as you will feel the effects quicker on an empty stomach. Do not use other drugs or alcohol when consuming cannabis. Drink lots of water. It is important to stay hydrated when you are using cannabis, and it may even help combat that wicked dry mouth!
Too late… You greened out… Now what?
Greening out is a horrible feeling. Besides nausea, you may feel dizzy, anxious, and panicky. Take a deep breath. Drink water. You might even try drinking a sweet drink, such as juice or soda to get your blood sugar up. Some people swear by chewing a peppercorn to lessen the effect of THC. If you have a crawly feeling on your body, take a shower, or massage your skin. You can always take a nap to sleep it off. Just remember, it will pass!