If you believe there’s no such thing as smoking too much weed, then you’ve probably never greened out. While some are fortunate enough to never experience one of the rare and awful side effects of smoking pot, others aren’t so lucky. In short, greening out is when a person feels sick after toking on too much ganja. In addition to potentially vomiting, greening out can cause a person to become extremely anxious to the point where they begin to panic. It’s a scary situation, to say the least. In case you ever have to live through it, here are eight things you need to do if you green out.
1. Take deep breaths
Greening out can be terrifying, especially if you’ve never experienced anything like it. One of the best things you can do is take a couple of deep breaths. The more you work yourself up, the worse it’ll be.
2. Find somewhere quiet to lay down
It’s not a bad idea to have a friend nearby to check up on you here and there. However, having too many people around may stress you out and cause you to panic that much more. Find somewhere quiet to lay down and rest for a bit. You might also want to shut your eyes for a few minutes to help with the dizziness.
3. Grab something to drink
While greening out, it’s important to stay hydrated. Make sure you grab some water or Gatorade to drink. Sugar can help, too. So if you have any fruit juice, give that a try as well.
Of course, the last thing you’ll want to do at this point is throw up. But believe it or not, you’ll feel so much better after you do. Don’t be afraid to let it all out.
5. Remind yourself that it’s just weed
You might feel like you’re down to your last minutes of life. But keep in mind that you’re not going to die. You just had one hit too many, it happens. Try your best to stay calm and remind yourself that it’s just weed and that the feeling will eventually pass.
6. Take a nap
If all else fails, sleep it off. Rather than dealing with the side effects, take a nap instead. By the time you wake up, you should be back to normal.
7. Listen to some music
To distract yourself, listen to a couple of your favorite songs and try not to focus on how bad you feel. Music may not take away nausea, but it will at least help you chill out a bit.
8. Go outside and embrace the fresh air
Sometimes, all you need is a breath of fresh air to feel a million times better, especially if it’s a gorgeous day. Plus, if you need to puke, then you can just do so while you’re out there.