How to Sober Up From Weed Quickly

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Written by Joseph Okonofua on 12/17/2022.
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Have you ever been in a situation where you wished you could quickly sober up from the nasty effects of marijuana but didn’t know what to do? This article has been meticulously written to provide you with all there is to know about how to reduce the high effect of smoking weed. So sit tight as we unveil the excellent tips that work like a charm!

How Does Marijuana Get You High?

How Does Marijuana Get You High?

Marijuana contains over 140 cannabinoid compounds. Among these compounds is the powerful tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, which is responsible for affecting the brain cells to create the feeling of highness. 

The method of application and quantity are also used to determine the level of weed-high you feel. Smoking and inhalation get THC into your blood circulation right as you smoke, and as such, you may even become high before you finish your joint. THC molecules travel across the blood-brain barrier from the lungs to reach receptors in the brain. The euphoric feeling grows stronger as more THC molecules bind. 

If the cannabis is consumed via edibles, it could take 30 minutes or more to get high. Also, a larger quantity will be needed to produce the same effect of highness because of the entero-hepatic circulation. See how to reduce the intoxication and become unhigh without delay.

How to quickly sober up from weed?

How to quickly sober up from weed?

Here are a few easy ways to quickly get out of the state of cannabis intoxication:

  1. Drink some milk: Milk and milk products contribute to the breakdown of tetrahydrocannabinol in the body, due to which the person quickly comes to his/her senses. This technique is not suitable for people who are lactose intolerant.
  2. Physical activity: Physical activities, both intense kind or simple walks, reduce euphoria. Sweating accelerates the removal of the drug from the body, which gradually makes the person sober. Extra care should be taken to avoid injury. Exercise can also reduce cannabis cravings.
  3. A time with water: A cold shower is a great way to eliminate the cannabis highness effect. Even if you opt for a hot bath, you will equally get refreshed and sober up. 
  4. Relax: One of the most powerful ways to bring down the weed high is to relax and focus on better things. The mind is a maze, so concentrating on highness can worsen your feeling, but by listening to good music or doing some yoga, you will discover that your mind becomes clearer than you had anticipated. 
  5. Drink some tea: A perfect option is a black tea with sugar and lemon. People who systematically use marijuana often use this recipe when they need to sober up quickly. Ten minutes after the first sip of tea with lemon, you will feel enlightenment and recover quickly.
  6. Drink lots of water: The power of water to wellness is great. Water will protect you from dehydration and speed up the clearing process from your body system.

As you sober up, you may need to hide the signs of being stoned and look sober. Below are some tips to follow:

How to Hide Signs that You are Stoned

How to Hide Signs that You are Stoned

Hiding the state of highness from cannabis is easy and requires you to do the following:

  1. Wear sunglasses to cover up the red eyes. You can also apply anti-inflammatory eye drops.
  2. Don’t talk unless you have to. You can wear headphones, so no one talks to you.
  3. Try your best to keep your appetite under control.
  4. Do not fidget. 
  5. Summon your willpower and stay on top of your game.

What is a marijuana overdose?

What is a marijuana overdose?

You can overdose on weed, but the good news is that no adult has ever died of a cannabis overdose to date. Weed overdose produces a variety of unpleasant effects that are generally unpleasant. The strength of these impacts is influenced by the user’s experience and psychophysiological factors. The strength of the effect is also affected by the THC level of cannabis. 

Cannabis overdose can manifest in the following ways:

  • It can cause physical discomfort – vertigo, sickness, and a loss of concentration.
  • Weed overdose can provoke a “bad trip.” This term describes a mental state wherein a person feels anxiety, panic, fear, or other psycho-emotional states that bring discomfort.
  • Cannabis overdose can also lead to short-term loss of consciousness, which rarely happens. 

What you should NEVER do in case of marijuana intoxication

Friends, family, and even strangers often become experts when there is an emergency, but caution must be taken. If you are ever faced with a case of marijuana intoxication, try your best not to do any of the following.

  • Use other narcotic substances: The myth that the effects of another drug can neutralize the effects of cannabis is a lie. Using other psychedelics, euphoretics, or stimulants can aggravate the bad trip.
  • Indulge your negative thoughts: Negative thinking is strongly discouraged if the main discomfort is caused by an altered state of consciousness rather than physical sensations. Try to head your thoughts in a positive direction, even if the negativity is hitting you.
  • Provoke additional stress: To help a person get out of the state of drug intoxication, people around should create a favorable relaxing atmosphere with good ventilation. Minimum extraneous noise and isolation from loud persons is the perfect environment for sobering up.


Even if you feel deeply intoxicated after taking a large amount of marijuana, don’t panic. By following the tips above, you will quickly sober up and get about doing the things you love. 

Remember that the effect of weed is not eternal and that in a couple of hours, you will be back to normal, no matter how you may be feeling. Using these tips, you can get back to normal very fast or help your friend regain his/her consciousness.


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  • Oliver 03/22/2023 01:22:18
    In my youth, when I urgently needed to sober up from weed, I simply took a contrast shower, switching first cold water, then hot. I advise you to focus on cold water, because when warm water flows, it is insanely relaxing and after that you want to go back to bed ... by the way, do not forget about water, it is very important!

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