How To Sober Up From Being High

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Anyone who has consumed cannabis has gotten too high at least one time. It is an inevitable rite of passage for any marijuana user, and the feeling is not fun. If you are ever too high or are simply trying to get your wits about you after using marijuana, below you can find some tips on how to sober up from being high.


The only way to truly sober up from being high is to wait it out. This is not very helpful if you have some kind of obligation or meeting you need to get to, but if you are feeling too high it is important to remember that the feeling will eventually pass. Take a deep breath and remind yourself that you will not feel this way forever.

If you smoked, the feeling should completely pass in around 3 hours. If you used an edible, the peak should pass in 2 to 3 hours, but you may feel some residual effects for up to 10 hours.


If you are feeling too high and are starting to panic, you may make the effects of the cannabis even stronger. Instead of panicking, try to relax. This is easier said than done, but there are some relaxation techniques you can employ to try to settle yourself down. Take some deep breaths, go for a walk, meditate, or stretch. Do something that will release the tension you are feeling, and you may find yourself slowly feeling more sober and alert.


Many people incorrectly turn to caffeine or alcohol to try to feel less high, but both of these types of beverages can do more harm than good. Instead, drink lots of water. Water will keep your body hydrated and assist your body as it attempts to process all of the cannabis in your system, which will help you sober up.


You can find lots of “magic” solutions online that reportedly make you feel less high, but none of these elixirs have any proven benefits. For example, some websites claim that lemon water or black peppercorns can make you feel less high, but there is no science behind these claims. Unfortunately, there is no magic solution that will sober you up.


Ruminating about how high you are will only cause more problems. That is why one of the best things you can do if you are feeling too high is to find a good distraction. While this will not necessarily sober you up, it can get you thinking more clearly and help pass the time until the intense peak of your high wears off. If you fail to distract yourself, you may find yourself focusing on how overwhelmingly high you are, which will only make things worse for you. Below you can find some great suggestions to help distract you if you are feeling too high:

  • Listen to music or a podcast
  • Talk to a friend or family member you trust
  • Watch a beloved movie or TV show
  • Play a video game or board game
  • Cook a delicious meal
  • Exercise
  • Clean or straighten up your house


The best way to avoid getting too high is to get expert advice on the proper dosage from a cannabis expert. At Off the Charts in California, our team of budtenders can provide you will all of the information you need to safely consume cannabis products. The best way to approach an unfamiliar cannabis product is to start “low and slow”. This method instructs users to begin with a very small dose and then wait about an hour to access how they feel. If you do not really feel the effects after an hour, then consumer just a bit more. If you are interested in learning more about how to sober up from being high or have any other questions, contact Off the Charts today.

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