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Tips for if You've Overindulged on Cannabis in Mississauga

House of Cannabis Stores in Toronto Have Some Tips if You Used a Bit Too Much

Picture this: it's Friday night, you've ordered weed delivery in Mississauga. Once the cannabis delivery is done, you get right to it. Maybe you've ordered something new and exciting – a cannabis product that's stronger than what you're used to taking.

Perhaps you've decided to try cannabis oils or concentrates for the first time, and you didn't know how much you should take. Or you could have felt impatient because your edibles or cannabis drinks weren't kicking in fast enough for your liking, so you decided to double or triple the dose. Whatever the situation that's occurred after your weed delivery in Mississauga, cannabis overindulgence is no joke.

While you may not need to worry about taking life-threatening dosages (there’s no record of anyone having ever overdosed on cannabis causing death), it can be surprisingly easy to take more than you're prepared to handle - especially when it comes to cannabis oils and concentrates that can feel equivalent to smoking multiple joints back-to-back.

House of Cannabis stores in Toronto are committed to more than just providing great cannabis delivery in Mississauga. We take weed consumption seriously, and we want to do everything we can to prevent you from taking more than you'll comfortably enjoy.

With that in mind, we've put together some suggestions for you, in case you ever feel like you've overindulged, and you aren't sure what to do. Keep these rules and tips in mind if you ever find yourself in over your head, and you'll be much more prepared to face the feelings you'll experience head-on.

Before that, let’s discuss some rules that you need to know about cannabis, which you should keep in mind before you start using cannabis products.

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Rule #1 - You're Not Dying

This may not seem like a rule, but some common things that many people utter as they're going to the hospital emergency room after overindulging are "I think I might be dying. I've never felt like this before. It's weird, and I don't like it. Something must be wrong."

Dizziness, lightheadedness, nausea, feeling faint, numbness or tingling sensations, extreme sensitivity to normally ignored sensations (i.e., "I can feel my heartbeat/tongue/blinking"), and extreme anxiety are some of the symptoms that some people claim to have experienced after taking too much cannabis in a single session.

The truth of the matter is that while weed won't kill you, it can make you feel pretty unpleasant if you take more than you're prepared to handle. We're huge supporters of cannabis, but even the most veteran users go through at least one or two of these overindulgences at some point. The most important thing to remember, above all else, is that you aren't dying. Going to the hospital is not going to help you come down faster. They will likely give you some water and make you sit around in the waiting room until your buzz starts to wear off (a few hours), scold you, and then send you back home.

Remind yourself that thousands of people have been in the exact same position you are at that moment, and none of them died from using cannabis.

You're not dying. You're just really high, and you're feeling panicked about it.

Rule #2 - Start Low & Slow

The best way to avoid getting to this point in the first place is to be careful about what you choose to use when you order weed delivery in Mississauga.

Cannabis oils and concentrates can be extraordinarily potent, so you shouldn't start out with extracts like shatter or live resin if you've never tried cannabis products before.

A good rule to follow, no matter which type of cannabis product you're trying for the first time, is to go low and slow. This means always starting with a low dosage of the cannabis product that you're trying, and then slowly increasing your dosage until you find a level that makes you happy. Remember: You can always take more cannabis products once you've given the last dose a chance to kick in, but you can't take less.

Once you've overindulged, you're forced to deal with the experience until your body can metabolize the cannabinoids that you've consumed. It's always best to play it safe, especially if you haven't tried that cannabis product before.

Rule #3 - Everyone Has a Different Tolerance

Not everyone processes cannabis the same way, and certain types of cannabis products might affect you more intensely than others.

Until you know that you've tried that type of cannabis product before, don't assume you know how it's going to make you feel. You might find something you thought would be quite strong doesn't hit you as hard as you thought it would, but you could also have the opposite reaction.

For new users, there are few cannabis experiences scarier than being caught off-guard by a dosage you thought wasn't going to affect you so strongly. In turn, this helps lead to anxiety and negative thoughts that something could be wrong - when in reality, you're just very stoned.

Take your time and test out low doses of a bunch of different types of cannabis products before you attempt larger dosages. This will minimize the chance for something to catch you completely unprepared and lead to potentially unpleasant experiences.

Rule #4 - Don't Go It Alone

This is especially important for new users, or if you're trying out a new cannabis product for the first time - make sure you've got loved ones nearby.

It can make a huge difference controlling your anxiety if you overindulge when you've got someone you trust nearby versus if you go it alone. Some cannabis users find that when they overindulge, they get trapped inside their own heads, spiraling on negative thoughts and unfounded fears. Having someone close by that can reassure you that everything is okay can make all the difference, especially when you're starting to feel panicked.

Make sure you've got some support nearby, just in case.

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5 Tips if You've Overindulged

1.) Breathe

Take a few slow, deep breaths.

Close your eyes and focus on your breathing. Listen to the air as it moves in and out of your body. Try to clear your mind of all the scary thoughts that are trying to control your headspace.

You're going to be fine. Remind yourself of that any time you're starting to worry.

In some cases, when users overindulge, they feel panicked. In turn, this makes them begin to take short, panting breaths. DON'T DO THAT.

Hyperventilating is only going to exacerbate the symptoms you're already feeling from overindulging, like tingling in your face, dizziness, or faintness. Letting yourself start panic-breathing is a sure way to make yourself feel a lot worse than you already do.

Just relax. Breath slowly and deeply. Do your best to stay calm. It will help your entire experience if you can keep yourself from panicking.

2.) Get a Snack

Did you ever notice that if you have too much alcohol, sometimes eating can help bring you back down from outer space and sober up? The same principle applies to overindulging on cannabis as well.

The science behind why this works for cannabis users is still under debate, but it's possible the positive change in your mental state could have something to do with our bodies' metabolic systems and the way our bodies process cannabinoids.

Regardless of the reasoning, for some people eating something when they're feeling too stoned is a fantastic solution that not only helps sober them up, but also serves to fight off the munchies too - so it's really a win-win.

After you order weed delivery in Mississauga for your cannabis products, make sure you stock up one some snacks from the grocery store. Trust us, you shouldn’t leave the house if you've overindulged.

3.) Hydrate

When you've overindulged, another common complaint is extreme pasties (dry-mouth), which leads to the tongue feeling stuck to the top of the mouth or feeling unable to swallow.

The best possible way to fight these feelings is to stay hydrated. This absolutely means that you should avoid beverages that could worsen your symptoms like diuretics (alcohol, coffee), and stick to either water or other hydrating options like sports drinks.

Personally, we'd recommend keeping a big bottle of water in the back of the fridge. In the same way that food helps some people sober up from their cannabis experiences, some people find that very cold water also helps reduce the intensity of their buzz.

This means, after you get your cannabis delivery in Mississauga for your weed products or accessories, consider grabbing a 2L of water with your snacks from the store. After all, we could all be drinking more water anyways.

4.) Find Something Entertaining to Distract Yourself

We may spend more time than we'd like in front of streaming services on a weekly basis, but there's no better time to get comfortable on the couch with some snacks, cold water, a blanket, and our current show to binge.

One of the most common traits that people report after they overindulge in cannabis products is that they can't seem to get out of their heads. Using a show that we're enjoying to distract ourselves from how you're feeling physically is a great way to calmly spend some time during the experience.

Not only will this give you a chance to calm down/ignore some of the symptoms you may be experiencing, but you'll also pass some time that your body needs to process the cannabis you've consumed.

Before you know it, you'll have binged an entire season, and you'll be feeling a lot better.

5.) Go to Bed

There's a reason that some users call overindulging 'greening/whiting out', because it's reported frequently that some users feel like they want to pass out when they've overindulged.

Good. GO TO BED.

If you're feeling like you could sleep, and your body is telling you that it wants you to go to sleep so it can process all the cannabis you've given it - listen to your body.

You don't need to be scared to fall asleep (unless you're falling asleep with food in your mouth or something). Just follow our other instructions, and ultimately, going to bed will be where your body tells you to end up anyways. Sometimes, you just get to this point faster than others.

Trust us, when you wake up in the morning, you'll feel a lot better. You might be groggy or even feel a bit stoned still, but it will be a dramatic improvement.

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We hope that these tips will help take the edge off if you ever happen to overindulge. We'd hate to see cannabis products ruined for you, just because you took too much one time and didn't know what to do.

If you're not sure which cannabis products are right for you, feel free to give one of our House of Cannabis stores in Ontario a call, and we'll be glad to walk you through any of the products that we carry.

Can't decide between edibles or cannabis drinks? Not sure if cannabis oils or concentrates are right for you? Don't know whether you'd enjoy rolling papers and dried flower, pre-rolled joints, or vape pens and cartridges best? We can help you sort through the wide range of weed products and accessories we carry.

Then, we can offer cannabis delivery in Mississauga; bringing weed products and accessories right to your door for your convenience. Ready to Get Your Weed Delivery in Mississauga?

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