How to Get Unhigh Fast: All You Need to Know

Freddie May 22, 2023
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Table of Contents
  1. Being Fresh to Smoking Weed is Difficult
  3. 8 Tips For Sobering Up After Smoking Too Much Marijuana
    1. Hydrate
    2. Shift Your Focus
    3. Take a Shower
    4. Walk a Walk, Talk the Talk.
  4. Eat Food
    1. Pine nuts
    2. Lemon or citrus fruits
    3. A few black peppercorns
    4. Use CBD to counteract the effects:
    5. Sleep
    6. Anti-inflammatory medication
  5. Additional Tips to Get Unhigh Fast
  6. Conclusion


Smoking weed can absolutely be overwhelming at times; it can also just be super impractical to be high when an unexpected situation arises.

Being Fresh to Smoking Weed is Difficult

For everyone that is new to smoking and isn't used to being high, try to rather smoke too little than too much. If you're reading this article, you're probably already too high or want to prevent it from happening again. The easiest way to get less high fast is by not smoking too much, to begin with.

My first year smoking marijuana was interesting. I could never predict how high I was going to get or what kind of high I was going to get. I wanted to control my immediate surroundings and the people I was with. This often helped a lot if I got uncomfortable or anxious.

If it is your first time smoking weed, check out my article on how to make it a good one.

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My first time-consuming edibles were also a complete adventure. It was weirdly similar and super different. Unfortunately, I got way too high and ended up falling asleep in the bathroom after throwing up.

Too much marijuana, when not used to the sensations, can be super not cool. However, with experience, I get more and more comfortable, and I picked up a few tips and tricks along the way if I ever feel like getting less high.

OBS! There is no known way to suffer a fatal marijuana overdose. This has not happened. Also, I can only recommend medical marijuana. This is because you'll know what you get. Recreational weed can be contaminated without your knowledge. Be safe out there.


I have to admit. Alcohol is a very good potential cannabis synergy. It can be very fun. I also have to admit it was 100% gambling, if it was going to be fun or not, when I wasn't used to smoking. About 80% of the time, I ended up more intoxicated than I wanted to. It often/sometimes ended in me throwing up, and the world was in my perception spinning at the speed of an uncomfortable RPM.

Healthline media websites have an awesome article about what happens when you mix.

For sobering up after mixing, I can only recommend going to sleep. Drink fresh water and find your designated sleeping spot and pass out. Alcohol is intense like that.

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8 Tips For Sobering Up After Smoking Too Much Marijuana

Too much THC can be scary. So here are my top tips for sobering up from a weed high.


Drinking water is a great way to be more comfortable. This actually applies to almost all situations in life. Therefore, drinking normal amounts of water is always a good idea.

As stated before, no alcohol. Drinking orange juice, on the other hand, can be super helpful. My friend taught me a long time ago to drink some citrus drink if feeling too high. I don't know why this works, but vitamin C works wonders.

Any other drink with your drink flavor of choice can also be helpful. Sometimes we can get so caught up in being too high that we only think about that. Drink a bottle of your favorite soda, and your headspace might improve.

Also, a quick sugar boost can increase serotonin in the brain, making you more relaxed and happy.

Shift Your Focus

"Sometimes we can get so caught up in being too high that we only think about that."

This is absolutely true and very overlooked. When fixating on a "problem," all your energy and focus automatically make the experience more intense and can leave you feeling light-headed and out of control. The psychoactive effects can absolutely be affected by your mindset. You may even slightly panic because all you can think about is how high you are and how to sober up ASAP.

Start engaging in an activity that requires your focus. Some examples of activities are;

  • Watching a movie or tv show, you know (already knowing can reduce anxiety)

  • Funny YouTube clips, cat videos, try not to laugh, etc.

  • breathing exercises and/or yoga

  • Playing an instrument or a video game, whichever you prefer ;)

  • Being productive. Try to clean up or organize somewhere. Both satisfying and focus-grabbing.

Take a Shower

You probably don't want to hear this, but a cold shower is better than a hot one. However, hot water skin contact can feel nice and work very well.

Wellness professionals say cold water will activate your primal instincts and "wake you up." If a shower feels too overwhelming, try splashing cold water on your face.

"A cold shower might not feel nice, but if you feel not nice, it very well might make you feel nice." -Freddie

Walk a Walk, Talk the Talk.

If it doesn't feel terrifying going outside or moving from the place you currently are. A walk is a very mild and nice way to get your mind off things. I suggest you bring a friend and talk about stuff. A change in scenery and fresh air can really work wonders.

If your head is kinda Woop Woop, a friend can often be convincing enough to put your "Woop Woop" thoughts in perspective. Also, you're likely to find him/her funny, and you might even have a laugh.

Driving is never a good idea while high. Driving is not a good way to sober up from weed. It will leave you feeling paranoid, and it won't be safe. The point is, DONT SMOKE AND DRIVE.

Eat Food

According to The British Journal of Pharmacology, terpenoid compounds might have therapeutic properties and can counteract THC highs. These terpenoids are found in plant foods.

To be 100% transparent, they also state that more research must be done to confirm terpenoid properties.

Pine nuts 

Pine nuts are one of the foods that have terpenoids. The terpenes are called pinene and limonene. These terpenes are also present in marijuana.

In particular, the pinene terpenoid can increase the number of neurotransmitters critical for memory formation. An increase in this part of the brain may lead to you feeling less foggy.

Pine nuts can be eaten raw or lightly toasted.

Lemon or citrus fruits

A long, long time ago, the Persian doctor al Razi said, "one should drink fresh water and ice or eat any acid fruits' to avoid the 'harms' of ingesting cannabis seeds or hashish." A long, long time ago means the 10th century.

Lemons especially contain limonene. A terpenoid that in theory, could reduce anxiety and depression. Like pinene, they work on the brain's neurotransmitters.

You could try zesting lemon skin, even lemon rind. Steep herbs (not weed) and add the zest. My favorite herb is lemon balm. This way, we have lemon, lemon, and lemon. Lots of limonene.

Here is my favorite! Buddha Lemon Balm Infusion

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A few black peppercorns

Many swear by the black peppercorn trick. Even Neil Young.

You can sniff, chew or steep a few peppercorns. If steeping, put some lemon zest in there for double trouble. Black pepper contains the terpene beta-caryophyllene. This may help increase clarity and reduce anxiety. 


Sniffing black pepper can be a bit much. It can be so much it becomes fun or not fun. That depends on you as a person. Personally, I chew my black pepper. Sniffing it seems too extreme.

If you want to learn more about terpenes and how they clear mental fog: Click here.

Use CBD to counteract the effects: 

CBD, or cannabidiol, is a non-intoxicating compound found in cannabis. It has been reported to have calming and anti-anxiety properties. Taking a CBD product, such as CBD oil or gummies, can help counteract the psychoactive effects of THC and potentially help you feel less high.

CBD oil, or CBD in general, can reduce some of the stress factors of being high. Among these are the intoxicating effects, the sedation, and racing heartbeats.

Try CBD gummies or some CBD oil on your tongue.


Suppose you've had too much cannabis. Just fall asleep. It is hard to be actively uncomfortable when sleeping, and sleeping allows time to pass. time passed = less high. I have always found it easy to fall asleep if high. The weed quickly exits your system, and you will likely feel better when you wake.

Some people will find it hard to sleep. Breathing deeply helps. Try one of the other options if this doesn't work for you.

Anti-inflammatory medication

Louisiana state university's school of Medicine found that certain anti-inflammatory medication appeared to counteract the "stoned" effect marijuana use gives you. Peer-reviewed studies further approve this.

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Additional Tips to Get Unhigh Fast

Now that we've covered some effective ways to sober up after smoking too much marijuana, here are a few more tips that can help you get unhigh fast:

Get some exercise: 

Engaging in physical activity can help burn off excess energy and clear your mind. For example, take a brisk walk, go for a jog, or do some light exercises to help dissipate the high.

Practice mindfulness and meditation:

Mindfulness techniques and meditation can help calm your mind and bring you back to the present moment. Find a quiet space, sit comfortably, and focus on your breath. This can help reduce anxiety and promote relaxation.

Distract yourself with a hobby: 

Engaging in a hobby or an activity you enjoy can shift your focus away from being too high. Whether it's painting, playing a musical instrument, or solving puzzles, find something that captivates your attention and allows you to immerse yourself in the present moment.

Try aromatherapy: 

Certain scents can have a calming effect on the mind and body. For example, essential oils like lavender, chamomile, and eucalyptus are known for their relaxation properties. You can use them in a diffuser or apply a few drops to a tissue and inhale deeply to experience their soothing effects.

Seek out fresh air and nature:

Spending time outdoors, especially in nature, can be incredibly grounding and help you feel more connected to the present moment. Find a park, a garden, or a peaceful spot in nature where you can relax, breathe in the fresh air, and let the natural surroundings help you regain your clarity.

Practice deep breathing exercises: 

Deep breathing exercises can help regulate your heart rate, reduce anxiety, and promote a sense of calmness. Take slow, deep breaths, inhaling through your nose and exhaling through your mouth. Focus on your breath as you gradually lengthen your inhales and exhales.

Take a break and rest: 

Sometimes the best way to sober up is to take a break and allow your body to recover naturally. Find a comfortable space, lie down, and close your eyes. Taking a short nap or getting a good night's sleep can help you wake up feeling refreshed and less high.


The cannabis plant is strange. When a person smokes marijuana, anything (not really) can happen. Too much weed is not always fun, but now you know what to do.

If you enjoyed reading about this, I have several other posts on marijuana use and weed. I haven't written a blogpost for a long time, but I'm really enjoying the process and love to hear that you appreciate my work. It is great being able to inform and teach about this rapidly growing subject, and I will frequently post the latest news. Thank you for following this journey with me!

Good luck getting unhigh if you need to!

- Freddie

Table of Contents
  1. Being Fresh to Smoking Weed is Difficult
  3. 8 Tips For Sobering Up After Smoking Too Much Marijuana
    1. Hydrate
    2. Shift Your Focus
    3. Take a Shower
    4. Walk a Walk, Talk the Talk.
  4. Eat Food
    1. Pine nuts
    2. Lemon or citrus fruits
    3. A few black peppercorns
    4. Use CBD to counteract the effects:
    5. Sleep
    6. Anti-inflammatory medication
  5. Additional Tips to Get Unhigh Fast
  6. Conclusion