Medical doctors are unsure if cannabis usage creates negative side effects the next day, and only a few research have looked into the possibility. Moderate consumption, proper sleep, and the use of low-strength cannabis products may all assist in lessening the likelihood of negative effects.
In this article, learn more about cannabis hangovers from edibles, including how to cure and prevent them.
What is THC Hangover?
The day after extensive cannabis use, a marijuana / THC hangover arises. Dry mouth, drowsiness, and memory issues are all symptoms of a weed, cannabis, and THC hangover. The strength of these effects is determined by the amount of marijuana used, the user’s age, and previous marijuana use. The length of a cannabis effect is determined by several factors, including dose, concentration, delivery route, tolerance, and metabolism. A THC marijuana effect usually lasts between one and four hours.
Cannabis’ effects can last for several hours. The strength of the dose and the method employed will determine the intensity and length of the high.
When someone smokes or vapes cannabis, the THC immediately enters their endocannabinoid system. This effect usually lasts between one and four hours. However, the duration of symptoms will vary depending on the dose strength.
Consuming THC in the form of edibles can have a longer-lasting effect than inhaling it. Studies reveal that effects may not be felt for 30-60 minutes after eating, according to a 2016 report by Trusted Source. According to studies, Peak blood THC levels occur 3 hours after taking cannabis edibles, and some may experience symptoms for up to 6 hours.
Necessary precautions to take
- Do not simply throw yourself into the deep end and consume a 600 mg edible.
- You’re just setting yourself up for a mental time-warp that could last considerably longer than the typical four to six hours.
- Keep in mind that a moderate to heavy user consumes his Edibles according to the dosage. Dabs and edibles are consumed on a daily basis. Nonetheless, it is never advisable to take more than 100-200 mg in a short amount of time. I’d definitely turn green and not enjoy it.
- You’re simply squandering a delectable treat that should have been consumed in lesser portions.
- If you overdose on marijuana, the peak effects might be extremely unpleasant. THC overdose can result in severe problems and take a toll on one’s health.
- Starting with tiny doses of edibles, like 5 mg once or twice daily, is sufficient.
- Older people (over 65) are more susceptible to stronger effects and should start with a dose of 0.5–2.5 mg once or twice a day.
- Five milligrams may seem like a small amount, but it is sometimes all you need; yet, it would only be a microdose for a heavy user with an effective tolerance level. The goal is to identify the lowest effective dose while minimizing negative effects.
Preventive Measures to recover from edibles
A hangover caused by THC, marijuana usually goes gone on its own. There isn’t much that you can do right now, but these suggestions may help:
Keep yourself hydrated. Drinking enough water before, during, and after cannabis use is the most vital thing you can do. This will aid in relieving headaches, dry mouth, and dry eyes.
Eat a healthy breakfast. In the morning following cannabis use, have a nutritious, balanced breakfast. Combine a small dose of whole-grain carbohydrates with a lean protein source and a healthy fat source.
Take a bath. After smoking pot, a shower can help you feel rejuvenated and hydrated the next day. Steam from a hot shower can help you breathe easier.
Make a cup of ginger tea. Ginger can assist with nausea and other stomach issues. Mix a little grated ginger with hot water, lemon, and honey to ease an upset stomach.
Try CBD. Anecdotal evidence suggests that cannabidiol (CBD) can help with some of the symptoms of a cannabis hangover. Just stay away from any THC-containing products.
Take some painkillers. Take an over-the-counter pain treatment such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or acetaminophen for a persistent headache (Tylenol).
Go-to preventions for recovery
The easiest approach to preventing a cannabis/ THC hangover, like alcohol-induced hangovers, is to
- Consume the drug in moderation.
- Avoiding daily or near-daily usage preferring low-potency THC or balanced THC-to-CBD products, avoiding synthetic cannabinoids preferring non-smoking use methods avoiding deep inhalation.
- Do not consume something edible if you are hungry. Before taking cannabis edibles, have a light snack.
- Smoke cannabis with a low THC content, such as one with less than 15% THC.
- Drinking alcohol or using other drugs simultaneously is not a good idea.