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What Happens If You Smoke Too Much Weed?

What happens if you smoke too much weed

What Happens If You Smoke Too Much Weed?

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You may ask: what happens if you smoke too much weed? We should be mindful that, depending on a person’s physiology, Cannabis can hit in varying ways, and the experience of getting high can differ from person to person. Today we’ll explore recommended weed dosage, avoid overdose, and what happens if you smoke too much weed.

Recommended weed dosage


CBD tinctures, at varying amounts, contain CBD and THC at a ratio of 1 part THC to 18 parts CBD or 1:3, or 1:1. This dosage can be considered a safer way to go for beginners than the typical route of using edibles.

Consumable Oils and Edibles

Keeping beginners in mind, It’s advised to begin with 2 or 3 milligrams. You might not feel anything at first, so wait about an hour or longer to be on the safe side before trying a little bit more since, after all, people metabolize differently. 1-5 mg is recommended for light users to begin with, while 5-10 mg of THC is a safe dose for occasional recreational users who don’t use weed regularly. Those who have a higher tolerance or are regular cannabis users might need 10 mg or more of THC. Edible items can sometimes have effects that last up to 8 hours, try to assess your condition before deciding to take your dose up a notch or keep it just the way it is once the high hits you,

Smoking (Having a Bowl)

Dosage typically falls within the range of 0.25g to 1 gram. Newbies to weed can start with a much lower dose from 0.25 grams or lesser. More experienced consumers can take it up to about 1 gram.

Dabbing and Vaping

Newbies might want to wait 10 minutes or a little more after taking a hit and repeat as desired with vaping and dabbing. With this weed consumption method, visualizing the amount you’ll be using is advised instead of a specified, clean-cut amount. Dabs, preferably the size of a rice grain, is recommended for light dabbers, increasing the dose for weed users who have become accustomed to it and have a higher tolerance. A few puffs generally can satisfy light vapers, while those with a higher tolerance can increase their hits. Smoking/vaping weed typically tends to be easier to dose since the effects are milder and can be felt almost immediately.

What happens if you smoke too much weed?

Enhanced Appetite or the “Munchies”

The most easily recognizable symptom of what happens if you smoke too much weed is the munchies or increased appetite caused by THC. This cannabinoid makes us more sensitive to the scent and taste of food, thus stimulating and enhancing the appetite. The cannabinoid THC also affects the receptors in the hypothalamus region that results in ghrelin release, a hormone that strengthens hunger pangs.

Dry Mouth (the “Pasties” or “Cottonmouth”)

Smoking too much weed can typically result in one of its most annoying symptoms: pasties, cottonmouth, or dry mouth. This is due to the cannabinoid THC present in marijuana that affects saliva production, slowing it down. Drinking something sour can help alleviate symptoms since it helps with saliva production.

Drop In Blood Sugar Levels

Recent studies show that marijuana helps regulate blood sugar, so what happens if you smoke too much weed is a condition called a “green-out,” which is a drop in blood sugar. The user shows symptoms like nausea, loss of consciousness that fortunately, is only temporary, pale skin, and a general feeling of weakness. Luckily, green-outs are only short-term.

Anxiety and Paranoia

Even though Cannabis is used to treat a wide range of psychological disorders such as depression, PTSD, and anxiety, what happens if you smoke too much weed or marijuana may lead to paranoia and increased anxiety. It’s advised not to let your emotions take you over, and when you have feelings of anxiety after smoking weed, try to move yourself to a stress-free surrounding and calm down or all the better to talk to a friend who’s nearby. Cut down the regularity of your weed usage after hitting a joint or bowl if you experience chronic paranoia and try to see if it relieves you of feelings of anxiety. Do note that taking or smoking too much Cannabis can aggravate the symptoms and effects of schizophrenia.

Short-term Memory Becomes Impaired

What happens if you smoke too much weed is that it becomes very challenging to perform memory-related tasks or take a lot longer to complete. Although the effect only happens when you smoke or take too much, it is not chronic. You may also find yourself with reduced motivation and interest and in many day-to-day tasks and activities.

Tips to avoid weed overdose

Set your limits

It’s recommended to prepare for a cannabis session while keeping your tolerance level in mind. One is advised to use weed with friends you are comfortable with and already know. That way, you won’t feel peer-pressured to using more than your tolerance level can handle.
Take things slowly, especially when it comes to the use of edibles. A recommended standard dose is between 5-10mg and waiting at least one or two hours before increasing the dosage.

Keep yourself hydrated

Whether it’s juice or water, make sure you have a non-caffeinated, non-alcoholic drink nearby, preferably on hand. This will help you avoid the pasties or cottonmouth and focus on the natural and straightforward swallowing and sipping acts.

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Comments (13)

  • Jean Michel Bilodeau

    Get lazy especially if your smoking indica. Gonna take a major weed nap

    August 31, 2020 at 2:08 pm
  • Blue

    Good to know about greening out! Always wondered what the what was going on there.

    A digital scale and a dosing journal are a must, imo. Keeps me from repeating unpleasant side-effects, and I can just get straight to repeatable and reliable medicating.

    August 25, 2020 at 9:55 am
  • RafikGhaly

    Tolerance rises takes more to get high

    August 20, 2020 at 11:17 am
  • DylRuth

    Very interesting to discover that greening out is just a drop in blood sugar!

    August 13, 2020 at 3:06 pm

    Good advice. Wil try sour drinks next time the cottonmouth comes.

    August 11, 2020 at 6:09 pm
  • Tommy

    If you feel you had too much orange juice and a salty or sugary snack. Fresh air helps too.

    August 10, 2020 at 11:16 pm
  • disston

    great informative article, thank you!

    August 8, 2020 at 10:22 am
  • heyhey

    I find that using cbd helps to bring down the high. Strain choice is so important. Also smelling or eating a bit of black pepper. Smoking is fairly safe as it kicks in quickly you can titrate your dose, whereas concentrates are stronger or eating it you are far more likely to “OD”

    August 7, 2020 at 4:43 am
  • Kris

    Excellent article with practical advice. The growing availability of concentrates and edibles makes the topic of what to do if you feel too high very relevant. The writing on this article was way better than the last few blogs. Thank you.

    August 7, 2020 at 12:10 am
  • randyc

    I believe consuming to much of any THC can be dangerous, it depends on the persons health. tolerance and experience. If they are an experienced user they should not have problems for the most part.

    August 6, 2020 at 12:19 pm
  • TerpX

    I like to smoke in small amounts and keep my tolerence level from getting to high. I smoke twice a day and each sesh is a half gram most of the time.

    August 6, 2020 at 10:50 am
  • Lorena

    Great article and very informative especially for newbies or beginners.
    Keep up the great work Speedgreens – you should start a virtual classroom…

    August 6, 2020 at 8:53 am
    • Shaun Vincent

      You can never give me too much thc and cbd. Give it all to me!!

      August 8, 2020 at 10:39 am

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