Updated: May 13
If you have ever ingested too much Cannabis you may have experienced the adverse effect known as “Greening Out”, or if you are in the medical field – “Cannabis Poisoning”. This can happen if the user has a low tolerance and takes large dosages of product. It is always important to use Cannabis responsibly and ALWAYS “Start Low, Go Slow”.
Think about this…
If you have never drank alcohol, and you decide to drink an entire glass of moonshine; what do you think is going to happen?
At THE Dispensary, we have firsthand reports of customers contacting us experiencing these adverse effects which had led us to think about what to do if this situation ever occurs.
**It is extremely important to note that everybody will have a different experience because every body is different. The following list of tips is not intended to be used as professional or healthcare advice, or as a substitute for professional healthcare advice. The information provided is strictly an educational aid that you can reference.
1. Try and Relax – Usually one of the first adverse effects to occur is a heightened sense of anxiety and paranoia. It is important to do anything that can help you relax. This can be deep breathing, stretching, massages, or simply talking with someone. Keep in mind that there are no recorded cases of death directly related to overdosing on Cannabis, rather in very high doses fatal accidents have occurred. (Click Here to Learn More)
You will not die from Cannabis - Understand that IT WILL PASS…
2. CBD can Help – Although it may seem counterintuitive, CBD reduces the effects of THC by blocking further metabolism of THC in the liver and offsetting the psychoactive effects in the brain.
3. Drink Fluids – While ingesting Cannabis in any method, your liver is being put to work and will require hydration. Make sure to help your liver during this process and stay hydrated.
4. Sleep – As in most cases, time and rest will be the most effective and will take care of the whole situation - You might just have the deepest sleep of your life! If you cannot get to sleep, try to throw on some relaxing music and try to drift off.
**If you still cannot fall asleep, try the opposite of sleep, and do some light exercise to promote blood flow, reduce stress, and redirect your focus away from the anxiety or paranoia.
As Delta-8 and Delta-10 THC increase in popularity, keep in mind that these are forms of THC and WILL HAVE NOTICIBLE EFFECTS. It is not CBD, which has a very light effect compared to THC - Do not be confused.
Many users underestimate the strength of our product, and consequently we have received calls about adverse effects from Delta-8 THC and Delta-10 THC products that the user has experienced – some have lead users going to the hospital. If you find yourself in this situation, remind yourself that YOU WILL BE OK, and IT WILL PASS.
Try some of these tips to help you get through your experience and do not let it deter you in the future – every person is different, and every person should look to find their correct dosage. It is a much more enjoyable experience to “Start Low and Go Slow”!
**Please note that this not intended as professional medical or healthcare advice or as a substitute for either professional healthcare advice or services from a qualified healthcare provider, such as a physician, or other professional familiar with your unique situation. This content is intended solely as a general product and educational aid. If you have any questions, please consult your physician or pharmacist.
Dislaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.