Weed Too Strong? 11 Ways to Stop Being High
Overindulged in some edibles? Smoked a strain that was way more potent than you expected? Maybe the pot took longer to kick in and you’ve got stuff to do.
No worries. There are things you can do to cut the buzz so you come down faster.
We’ve rounded up some of the more popular strategies for coming down. If one doesn’t seem to work, don’t hesitate to try another. These aren’t an exact science, and reactions can vary from person to person.
This is easier said than done when you’ve overindulged. But a little R&R really will help tame the buzz. And trust us: You’re not dying. Really.
Find a quiet place to sit or lie back and try to relax. Breathing exercises or listening to music can help you chill. If you do decide to go for some music, consider something you know all the words to, and sing along. This can help you stay grounded in the present moment.
Eventually, the buzz will fade to a feeling of relaxation or even drowsiness. Go with it and let yourself fall asleep. Even a quick cat nap will do you good.
It seems counterintuitive, but according to Leafly, people use CBD to counteract the effects of too much THC.
Like THC, CBD is a type of cannabinoid found in cannabis. But unlike THC, which causes the high, CBD interacts with different receptors in your brain. Researchers don’t know exactly how yet, but several animal and human studies have shown benefits of CBD for different forms of anxiety.
Bonus: CBD helps some folks fall asleep. This can come in handy if you’re greening out.
No, this doesn’t mean knocking back a few brews. Stick to water and other nonalcoholic drinks.
Drinking water before, during, and after any kind of drug use is always a good approach. It can be particularly helpful when it comes to marijuana, which tends to leave you with dry mouth. It’s also an easy activity that gives you something to focus on.
According to the internet and Neil Young, a taste or whiff or two of black pepper helps combat the paranoia and anxiety that a major high can bring on.
Just grab a container of black pepper and sniff, being sure not to inhale it. You can also pop two or three whole peppercorns in your mouth and chew on them.
It sounds too good to be true, but there’s actually some science behind it. Caryophyllene, a compound in peppercorn, is a potent selective CB2 antagonist. It increases the sedating effects of THC, which could calm you down.
Find yourself one toke over the line and frantic to stop being high? These tips can help you come back down to earth.
The Top 40 Fun Things To Do While High | HonestMarijuana.com
Being high is pretty damn great all by itself. But sometimes just sitting there stewing in your own psychedelic juices isn’t enough. You need something more. That’s when you start looking for fun things to do while high.
And while recreating the stunts from Jackass, making a backyard wrestling video, or taunting a badger is never a good idea, there are plenty of less dangerous activities that make being high even better than it already is.
Top 40 Fun Things To Do While High
Yes, gravity (and couch lock) can be rough, but you’ll enjoy your high more if you get up and move once in a while. Pick a type of music that gets your foot tapping, crank up the volume, and let your body move to the beat.
2) Tai Chi
Capitalize on your heightened awareness by learning and performing some Tai Chi. You’ll be more aware of your breathing, your heartbeat, and the flow of energy from head to toe and back again. That’ll make Tai Chi, and being high, more stimulating.
3) Hula Hoop
We never could hula hoop sober. But after a few tokes on an Honest Blunt, we could damn near turn pro (if that were a thing…which it should be). There’s something extremely satisfying about finding the rhythm in your hips that keeps that hoop spinning.
Add in a bit of your favorite music, and the experience will be transcendent.
4) Go To The Circus
Sure, you probably got your fill of the circus when you were a kid, and now it’s nothing special. But the circus can be seriously mind-blowing again if you hit your bong first.
Don’t have a circus near you? Really, anything with a lot of movement and flashy colors will work (e.g., Cirque du Soleil, Stomp). And if you really have no other options, stick in The Greatest Showman and get your fix that way.
5) Tour An Art Museum
This one is simple: get blazed, go to an art museum, enjoy. The buzz amplifies the aesthetics and puts you in a whole ‘nother headspace. Put some headphones in your ears and some Jolly Ranchers candy in your mouth, and three of your five senses will trip the light fantastic.
6) Study Or Read A Book
It may not sound like a terribly good time, but studying or reading a book can be incredible after partaking of the wacky weed. The things you’ll learn will literally expand your consciousness.
7) Surf The Web
There’s so much to see, hear, and do on the internet that you can’t possibly experience it all in one lifetime. That makes it a great source of fun when you’re high. You can discover new things, laugh, cry, and chill all with just a few clicks or taps.
Yoga is basically stretching, so you’ll do your body good and feel better all at the same time. Plus, there’s no real commitment like there is with trying to finish a book or find your way to the circus. WHERE IS THIS EFFING PLACE?
Cleaning is wholly un-enjoyable when you’re sober. But throw in a bit of canna-goodness and you’ve got a sensational, Zen-like experience that can’t be beat.
They don’t say that cleanliness is next to godliness for no reason. Get your divinity on and clean your space. You’ll be happy that you did.
10) Go To A Playground And Swing
Remember how amazing it felt to swing when you were a kid? Now you can experience that feeling again. Burn a doobie, head to a nearby playground, hop on a swing, and pump your legs as hard as you can.
Don’t worry, you won’t be able to turn a full circle no matter how hard you try.
11) Have Sex
Which one is better: being high or having sex? Honestly, it’s pretty much a dead heat. But what about having sex while high? Yep, they both make the other so much better.
To add to the experience, try a bit of cannabis lube to see just how amazing sex and cannabis can be.
12) Take A Walk
The sights. The sounds. The fresh air. It’s all made better with a bit of Mary Jane in your system. Your neighborhood will never look the same again.
13) Do A Little Cardio
Exercise releases endorphins. Endorphins make you feel good. Nuff said.
If you opt for the cardio route as your fun thing to do while high, choose an exercise that’s relatively simple and familiar to you. Dancing the Viennese Waltz or biking in traffic should probably be left for another time.
14) Hang With Friends
Hanging with friends inevitably leads to some seriously deep conversations (“I heard about this guy who invented a car that runs on water, man. It’s got a fiberglass, air-cooled engine, and it runs on water!”).
Meditating when you’re sober can be a difficult and boring pastime. But when you’re high on the chronic, it can be a fun and exciting activity. Just puff some pot, relax, and let your thoughts drift through your awareness like you were watching a movie. Ahhh, bliss.
16) Make Lists
We like to make lists while we’re high. How do you think this list came about?
17) Play Video Games
You haven’t lived until you’ve played Paperboy while trippin’ balls.
18) Watch A Movie
We love watching movies without marijuana, so it doesn’t take much to convince us to drop in a DVD (or better yet, a Blue-ray) when we’re bombed on Blue Dream.
19) Play Weed Games
Wanna have fun and keep your high rolling? Play a weed game. We’ve assembled a list of the 21 best weed games ever so you don’t have to think too much.
In fact, some of the activities on this list — like watching a movie and listening to music — can be gamified so you can kill two birds with one stone.
(Metaphorically speaking, of course. Killing birds is not okay. Don’t do it.)
20) Type On An Old-School Keyboard
Remember those clicky keyboards from the 1980s and 90s? They can be a really fun thing to do while high. If you can touch type, close your eyes, focus on the feel and sound of the keyboard, and just record your thoughts as they come to you.
21) Make Some Art
Wanna let your creativity run rampant? Make some art while you’re high. All you need is a pencil and paper. If you have some crayons, colored pencils, or paints, break ‘em out and let your inner 10-year-old shine.
22) Try New Food
You’re going to be hungry anyway, so why not use it as an opportunity to try new foods? Who knows? You might find your new favorite.
23) Take A Shower
When you’re out of your mind on Cherry OG, your nerve endings will be buzzing and your senses will be super sharp. Take advantage of this new-found awareness to take a hot shower. You can thank us later.
24) Get A Massage
Now that you’re all clean, continue the stimulation (oooh, sounds dirty) by giving and getting a massage. Of course, that only works if someone else is there with you. And who knows, maybe number 24 will lead to number 11 (as all things really should).
25) Give/Get A Temporary Tattoo
We’ve never done this one personally, but plenty of other people swear by it. Drawing on each other with washable pens — please make sure they’re washable — can be a tickly good time.
Plus, it’s a fun and simple form of foreplay if you’re into that sort of thing (who isn’t, right?).
26) Binge-Watch Your Favorite Show
Binge-watching — like sex — is extraordinary all by itself. On pot, it’s positively perfect.
Scroll through your favorite streaming service, pick a show — any show — press play, and off you go. No-fail options (check local listings for availability): Cheers, Seinfeld, Miss Fisher’s Murders, The OA, That 70s Show.
27) Roll A Stash Of Joints
Being high doesn’t mean you have to waste your time. Why not roll a stash of joints, blunts, or spliffs so you’re ready for your next smoke sesh?
Better yet, roll a batch of cross joints like the master stoner you are and impress the hell out of your friends.
28) Practice Smoke Tricks
There are few things more satisfying than exhaling smoke in some cool shape.
A bit of simple internet research will reveal a long list of fun smoke tricks you can learn in your free time. Pick one — the smoke ring is always popular at parties — practice, practice, practice, and then roll out your new skill whenever the mood hits.
29) Write A Masterpiece
Even if you don’t set out to write a novel, just recording your thoughts on paper can be a rewarding experience when you’re high.
If it makes sense when you’re sober, great! If not, there’s always next time.
30) Dig Out Your Favorite Board Games
Going old school has never felt so good! Board games take you back to a time in your life when things were simpler and you could enjoy the feel of rolling a die. Now, everything’s digital and much less tactile. That’s sad.
Relive your youth with a few games of Sorry, Aggravation, or Life. If you’re really ambitious when you’re high, gather a group for a game of Clue.
We couldn’t figure this game out if we were jacked into the Matrix, so it wouldn’t be our first choice. But, hey, whatever floats your boat.
31) Battle Dragons With A Game Of D&D
Using your imagination is always better when you’re high. And there’s nothing like Dungeons & Dragons to get your creative juices flowing.
Pick a character class, find a DM who’s sober (if possible), and start questing.
Plus, the multi-colored, multi-sided dice are fascinating to look at.
32) Create New Food Combinations
This is always fun to do when you’ve got the munchies because you’ll come up with some truly outrageous combinations.
Some of them will be legitimately delicious (Nilla Wafers and peanut butter), while others not so much (ice cream and ranch dressing).
33) Wash The Car
When you’re young, washing your parent’s car is its own special form of punishment.
But when you’re high, washing your car — your friend’s car, your neighbor’s car, some random car on the street — is more fun than you should be allowed to have.
Just try not to get distracted by your reflection in the shiny surfaces or the washing will take all day.
34) Learn A New Skill
Learning new skills keeps your brain and your body young.
- Juggling (balls, boys and girls, nothing sharp or breakable)
- Touch typing
- Speaking a new language
- Shuffle dancing
- Playing an instrument
- Writing cursive or calligraphy
The sky’s the limit. Find something you’ve always wanted to try and give it a go.
35) Listen To Music
Listening to music while high has been a staple of the cannabis experience since the first caveperson (don’t assume it was a male) banged two sticks together to play Wipe Out.
It’s always fun to discover your new favorite song, so fire up a doobie, boot up YouTube (yes, “boot up” is still a viable verb), and discover new vistas of audio bliss.
36) Get A Facial
You’ve got plenty of time to kill until your buzz wears off, so take advantage of the downtime to practice some basic skincare.
Whether male or female, you’ll feel better after a pore-cleansing, skin-tightening face mask. For an added bit of amusement (watching others remove these is its own special brand of entertainment) — and if you can handle the pain — try a coal face mask instead.
Continuing in the self-care vein, after your facial, head out to a nail shop and have yourself a mani/pedi.
And, boys, before you blow this one off as irrelevant, consider how trimmed nails and healthy cuticles factor into numbers 11 and 24 on this list.
38) Fly A Kite
Mary Poppins had it right when she sang, “Let’s go fly a kite!”
It’s a simple activity that pretty much anyone can do (even while high). It might take you a few minutes to remember you have to stand with your back to the wind, but once you get it up, you’ll have more fun than you thought possible.
39) Go To A Dance Club
We already mentioned dancing way back in number one, but there’s something extremely transcendent about partaking of a heavy beat with a side of pulsing lights at your local dance club.
There’s a reason that raves and EDM are so popular — they take you to a new level of experience. Weed opens the way. Beats provide the drive. Happy travels, my friend.
40) Play With Legos
So many colors. So many shapes. So many possibilities.
Dump your sister’s Legos (we know they’re really yours) in a big pile on the floor, let your imagination run wild, and build something awesome.
Just remember to clean up the pile when you’re done. Those suckers hurt when you step on them with bare feet!
Things NOT To Do While High
1) Cut Your Hair
You should always go into cutting your hair with all your faculties intact.
Yes, hair does grow back. But do you really want to live with a bowl cut or a mohawk for the next six to eight weeks?
2) Go Shopping
Shopping (be it online or in a department store) is “dangerous” sober. Imagine what you’ll end up with when you’re high.
No one needs a bright, shiny blue suit — especially one that costs $1200. That’s exactly the kind of thing you’ll find hanging in your closet the day after you shop while you’re high. Don’t do it.
3) Operate Heavy Machinery
When we say heavy machinery, we mean anything larger than a dustbuster.
No cars. No bikes. Even large blenders are out.
Just stay away from anything that moves — or moves you — faster than a slow walk.
We’re almost certain that the mathematicians of yore were stoned out of their gourd when they came up with silly stuff like imaginary numbers, differential equations, and combinatorics.
But just because those guys could do it doesn’t mean you’ll be able to handle plus and minus. And if someone asks you to make change or figure out a tip, just hand them your wallet and walk away.
5) Talk To Authority Figures
Never, ever talk to an authority figure when you’re high if at all possible. If you do, disaster is sure to ensue.
Situations to avoid include:
- Meeting your boyfriend/girlfriend’s parents
- Parent/teacher conferences
- Job interviews
- IRS audits
- Luncheons with the President of the United States
Should you find yourself in such a situation, use whatever excuse you have to to get the hell out of there.
Create Your Own List Of Fun Things To Do While High
Take a cue from number 16 on this list and make your own list of fun things to do while high. In fact, making a list of fun things to do while high while high sounds like an amazingly good time. Once you’ve got your list on paper, start checking them off.
If you find that something on your list is better in theory than in reality, don’t be afraid to erase it. We used to have skateboarding on our list, but since we don’t really know how to skateboard (and aren’t the most coordinated group) the whole thing devolved into a lot of falling (and an impromptu trip to the emergency room).
It’s not on our list anymore.
Whatever you do, don’t be afraid to try new stuff. That’s one of the wonderful things about weed: it opens you up to new experiences. Something you never in a million years thought you’d enjoy suddenly becomes the most fun you’ve had in your life.
If you’re looking for fun things to do while high, you’ve come to the right place. Here are the top 40 activities that make being high even better.