You’re at a party, hanging out with your best friends. You’ve just been introduced to the newest and most exciting cannabis strain that you’ve ever tried. You and your friends are happy and excited. You can tell from their reactions when you take the first hit of the joint. They all react differently: some say it smells gassy, while others describe it as piney or citrusy. But no matter what they say, it is clear that everyone agrees: This is one of the most amazing strains they have ever smoked. That feeling of euphoria begins to build as you inhale more deeply into your lungs and hold it longer than you normally would just to get a better taste of that euphoric high that lingers in your chest on the exhale. Sit back… and let that marijuana do its thing!
What is the high like after consuming cannabis?
When you smoke or vape cannabis, the cannabinoids embedded in the plant bind to specialized receptors in your brain called “endogenous cannabinoid receptors,” or CB1 receptors, in order to produce psychoactive effects in your brain. What might happen when you consume cannabis is that the molecules that bind to these receptors create a cascade of events inside your brain that create a variety of euphoric and/or relaxing feelings, such as: – Increased relaxation and focus, which is often described as “the walls getting fuzzy” – Intense feelings of happiness, laziness, and being in the moment – Less anxiety, which can result in feelings of calmness and serenity
Beware of the red flags
The high you experience when you consume cannabis can be very pleasurable and relaxing, which is why so many people choose to experience it. But cannabis can also make you feel significantly happier than you normally would, which can be great if you’re feeling down and want to feel “high” without being “stoned.” But as anyone who has ever used cannabis can tell you, you can be too high. Here are some signs that you might be consuming more cannabis than you should: – You find yourself always looking for more cannabis, or you feel the urge to continually “hit” the next bowl. – You feel a need to consume more cannabis than your friends do, but you don’t really like the taste of it. – You feel the need to consume more cannabis than your friends do because you think it will make you feel “high” faster. – You feel anxious or jittery, like you’re “on edge” all the time.
Learn how to tell if you’re too stoned
Unfortunately, there’s no surefire way to know exactly how high you are. And even if there was, it wouldn’t be practical! Humans are complex creatures, and it’s hard to predict what we’ll do when we’re high. However, there are some tell-tale signs that you might be consuming more cannabis than you should. – If you’re always “on edge,” “intense,” or “amped up,” you might be too high. If you feel like you’re always “on edge,” it’s likely because you’re also feeling “lazy” and “lacking motivation.” Cannabis is known to make people feel lazy and less motivated to do the things they normally enjoy, so if you’re always feeling like you’re “too high” to do anything, you might want to try taking a break and getting yourself “back on track.”
The other side of being too high
Yes, consuming cannabis regularly can make you “too high.” But, as we’ve seen, it can also be a fantastic way to relax, enjoy music, and connect with your friends and loved ones. So, if you know what to look for and how to recognize when you’re consuming too much cannabis, you can learn to reap the benefits of this plant while still maintaining a healthy balance. Luckily, the high you feel when you consume cannabis is not nearly as dangerous as the high you get from too much alcohol or other drugs. Alcohol and other drugs are far more likely to cause serious health problems, and are much harder to “come down from.” So if you’re worried about being too high, you can rest easy knowing that you don’t need to worry about a serious “high” from consuming cannabis.
The high you feel when you consume cannabis is not nearly as dangerous as the high you get from too much alcohol or other drugs. Alcohol and other drugs are far more likely to cause serious health problems, and are much harder to “come down from.” So if you’re worried about being too high, you can rest easy knowing that you don’t need to worry about a serious “high” from consuming cannabis.