What Is Greening Out?
What does greening out mean for someone who smokes weed or is a marijuana enthusiast? Well, it is simple. It means when someone who smokes marijuana consumes too much, especially in a situation where the cannabis strain used has a high level of THC. Of course, this won’t do any harm to you as overconsumption of hard drugs would do. However, it might make you not feel so good.
Greening Out & Accidental Overdose
Some people will overdose accidentally while others will be so greedy or feel like they can manage to consume higher levels of THC. In some cases, some individuals might choose to consume higher doses of dabs or cannabis concentrates. This might include wax, hash oil and shatter. In addition, if you were drinking any form of alcoholic beverage prior to smoking weed, it makes the situation even worse as your rate of absorption would be doubled. Greening out is not good news for the person who has to maintain a job or other essential responsibilities.
Greening Out Symptoms
When greening out occurs, the CB2 and CB1 receptors are activated by the level of THC via the endocannabinoid system, affecting the body, but especially the brain and other bodily functions. It might also affect your concentration, memory, appetite, and coordination. Greening out is the opposite of experiencing that perfect high. It gives an unpleasant feeling, physically and mentally. You can also feel some type of paranoia, lack of energy, lack of mobility and even anxiety. Other things such as dry mouth, shaking, cold chills, burning eyes, upset stomach, and disorientation could be noticeable indicators of greening out.
Common Occurrences of Being Greened Out
Unfortunately, greening out has gotten more common. The side effects are negative. The body is going to react to the high level of THC that will get into the bloodstream. You won’t have a fatal reaction to your overconsumption, but you may get physically sick to your stomach. There are certain tips that you can follow to avoid over-consuming marijuana or greening out. Let’s take a look at what you should do, if you had too much cannabis edibles to eat or if you did not have the discipline to stop when you should.
Surviving the Green Out
If you are in the middle of greening out, you should never go into panic mode. Don’t get too anxious because the feelings will eventually pass. If you get too worried or panicky, then the situation will get worse. Give it a few hours or at least 24 hours for the feelings to go away, after which you will bounce back to your usual self. In the meantime, while you wait, there are certain things you can do such as taking medication, relaxing, not freaking out and going for a walk to free your mind. Getting up and moving around will help diminish the greening out phase!
Other Things to Consider
It is also important to take deep breaths while you are lying down and relaxing. Next, you should try to dehydrate yourself by drinking lots of liquid (juice and water). Make sure you put something in your stomach (food). Using black pepper or pepper kernel is a good way to reduce the intense high that marijuana smoking produces. This is what really works the most. CBD oil is another solution if you have any handy around the house. Get sufficient rest and if you still do not feel well after all of this, make your way to a nearby hospital. Let the doctors at the hospital know exactly what happened to you.
After you have reduced the high, be sure to go on a sabbatical from greening out, meaning you will not consume any more weed for at least three days to a week. If you want to know more about greening out and THC levels, go to the Cannabis Training University now.
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