Edible products can be absolutely delicious and delightful. Coupled with the fact that many won’t kick in straight away, it’s easy and common to blast right past your tolerance levels. This can lead to what is often referred to as a bad trip. The good news is that there are a few simple ways to combat this and get things back under control.
Water And Snacks
A common side effect of taking too many edibles too fast is dry mouth. You can combat this simply by drinking plenty of water. Note, we did say water and that means that you should avoid alcohol. This can actually dramatically increase THC blood concentrations. You might also want to try a light snack as this can help some people feel a little more grounded. Ultimately, it may help you connect your mind and your body.
Contrary to popular belief, the black pepper trick is not advised. Chewing peppercorns can actually be quite dangerous, so it’s best instead to focus on drinking water and more typical snacks.
Something that will work is fresh juice from a lemon. If you feel like you might be a little too high, squeezing juice from a lemon will modulate the impact of THC. Add as much sugar as you like and drink it.
You must make sure that you are calming yourself down once you reach this stage. It’s worth going to a place that you feel safe and trying to relax. Have a person who you trust to stay with you and hold your hand. It’s possible to feel like you are going to die or stop breathing, but this is not going to happen. However, what you can do is trigger a panic attack which can be quite unsettling.
Create A Comfortable Environment
The main point here is to make sure that you find an environment where you feel comfortable. Take your mind off thoughts that are causing you to panic by watching TV or even cuddling up in bed. Watching a couple of movies usually helps people forget all about their paranoid thoughts and eventually fall asleep.
Start Low And Go Slow
Ultimately, this means that you should be controlling the dose you take from the very beginning. Ideally, you want to begin with no more than 5mg of THC. You can then take several low doses before you even consider increasing.
Some companies and states do consider 10mg the typical standard. But ideally, if you are new to edibles, you should be opting for 1 and 2.5 mg of THC. If you do this you won’t feel the impact immediately and you should wait about two hours before considering consuming more.
We hope this helps you understand some of the best ways to make sure that you are not overindulging on edibles and how to handle it if you accidentally reach this point.