How to Recover from Edibles
Edibles are one of the most popular methods of consuming cannabis for many people, as they can provide a strong, long-lasting high without having to smoke or vape. Unfortunately, consuming edibles can also lead to an uncomfortable marijuana dr*wback or over-consumption, leading to the dreaded ‘green out’. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to mitigate the effects and make a full recovery from edibles.
Reduce the Symptoms
The most important thing you can do to reduce the symptoms is to stay calm. Remember that whatever sensations you’re feeling are temporary, and that the effects will eventually dissipate. Avoid any decisions or potentially dangerous activities while under the influence, and try to keep yourself busy with activities like watching a movie or listening to music.
You should also avoid caffeine and other stimulants, as they can increase your anxiety and make the effects of edibles seem more intense. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and reduce any dehydration-related headaches, and try to rest or take a nap instead of remaining active.
Counter-Act the Effects
There are a few home remedies that can help counter-act the effects of edibles and make the experience more pleasant. Here are some of the most popular options:
- Ginger: Drinking ginger tea or chewing on a piece of fresh ginger can help reduce feelings of nausea and dizziness.
- Lemon Balm: Lemon balm has natural calming effects and can help to reduce feelings of paranoia and anxiety.
- Black Pepper: Black pepper can help reduce feelings of confusion and disorientation.
- CBD Oil: It has been found to help neutralize the effects of THC in edibles, reducing anxiety and uplifting mood.
If the effects of over-consuming edibles are still too intense and you don’t feel safe, it’s best to seek medical attention. A doctor may be able to provide you with additional relief, such as medications to help with anxiety or nausea.
If you find yourself in need of emergency care, you may want to consider calling the European equivalent of 911 in your country. In Italy, the emergency phone number is 112. It is important to note, however, that emergency personnel may view over-consumption of edibles as a crime and take appropriate action.
When it comes to edibles, it is important to be aware of the potential risks associated with over-consumption. Understand your limits and remember the tips in this article to help reduce the effects and make a full recovery. If in doubt, seek medical attention if necessary.
What are the long-term effects of eating edibles?
The long-term effects of eating edibles vary depending on the individual. In general, edible marijuana can cause an intense high and have strong, long-lasting effects. Depending on the type of edible and the amount that was consumed, the effects may last up to 10-Hours or more. Some long-term effects may include dry mouth, increased heart rate, increased appetite, impaired motor skills, and even paranoia. Additionally, eating edibles can be habit-forming, so regular consumption should be avoided to reduce the risk of addiction.
What are the risks of eating edibles?
The risks of eating edibles include the risk of experiencing an unexpected or uncomfortable high, or experiencing adverse reactions such as paranoia, nausea, dizziness, rapid heartbeat, or panic attacks. Additionally, eating edibles can pose a risk of overconsumption, especially with inexperienced users, as edibles may take up to two hours to kick in, and when they do, the effects are often more intense than when inhaling cannabis. People can also experience reduced coordination and reaction time, increased anxiety and sleepiness and impaired judgment.
Lastly, eating edibles can be habit-forming, and as such, should be consumed in moderation.
It is also important to remember that edibles can contain added ingredients, such as sugar, artificial ingredients, and THC concentrates, which can pose additional health risks. It is important to ensure that edibles are purchased from a reputable source and that the labels are read before consuming to ensure safety.
What are the effects of eating edibles?
Edibles can have numerous effects on the body such as increased feelings of relaxation and euphoria, heightened senses, reduction of pain, and reduced stress and anxiety. Other effects can include paranoid thoughts, dry mouth, fatigue, hunger, and impaired coordination. It is important to remember that edibles take longer than other forms of marijuana to take effect and can produce much more intense effects than other forms. For these reasons, it is important to understand the potency of an edible, start with a low dosage, and wait to allow the full effects to develop before consuming more.
What are the side effects of eating edibles?
Side effects of eating edibles can vary person-to-person and can depend on the potency of the edible, the amount consumed, and the individual’s tolerance level. Common side effects include increased heart rate, dry mouth, anxiety, feeling overly talkative, paranoia, drowsiness, headache, nausea, confusion, and altered coordination. In rare cases, some users may experience panic attacks or hallucinations. As such, it is important to remember to start with a low dosage and wait to allow the full effects of edibles to develop before consuming more.
What are the long-term effects of eating edibles?
The long-term effects of consuming edibles are not yet certain, as there has not been enough research on this topic. Some potential risks associated with long-term use could include increased anxiety and paranoia, impaired coordination, and difficulty focusing. Additionally, the inactive ingredients and method of consuming edibles may also affect an individual’s health in the long term. For example, high doses of THC may increase the risk of cardiovascular problems. For these reasons, it is recommended to consult a doctor before trying edibles for the first time.
What are the health risks associated with consuming edibles?
1. Overconsumption: Eating too much of an edible can cause nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea, and can be quite dangerous. Furthermore, it can take up to 2 hours for the effects of edibles to kick in, so it’s important to keep track of how much you are taking and wait to consume more until you know how much of an effect the edible is having on you.
2. Inaccurate dosage: Due to unregulated production and packaging, many edibles contain inaccurate or imprecise dosage information. This can lead to over or underconsumption of a product, which can be extremely dangerous and often results in a more intense and longer-lasting high.
3. Negative interactions with medications: Some edibles may interact with medications and/or alcohol and can have adverse effects. It is important to always speak to a doctor before taking edibles if you are taking any medication or have consumed alcohol.
4. Mold: Edibles made with plant material, such as cannabis oil, can contain mold and other microbial growth, which can be dangerous to ingest. It is important to always buy edibles from licensed, regulated producers that observe consistent industry practices and standards.