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What to do if your experience becomes uncomfortable

By LucidaClub

How to regain control

Everyone for the most part (except for a lucky few) knows what it’s like to have one too many drinks leading to a less than desirable morning that follows. Not only is a hangover a terrible thing to experience but too many drinks in an evening can turn a fun gathering into a disaster. Cannabis may be gentle on the liver and stomach but we still need to be careful about how much we consume to avoid undesirable experiences. In this guide we will cover how to avoid undesirable effects, what those effects can feel like, and how to combat them should they arise. 

What does an undesirable cannabis experience feel like?

One of the largest benefits of cannabis being regulated in the MA market is the strict rules around dosing. In MA, retailers of Adult Use cannabis may only sell products that have 5mg or less per dose. This amount is considered a therapeutic dose and some may not feel the effects and for some, 5mg is more than enough. Some people can feel a dose as low as 2.5mg. This low dosing helps prevent over indulgence. 

When smoking or using a vaporizer it’s easy to take too many puffs especially when they’re tasty. Just like everyone’s positive experiences can differ, so can the negative ones. 

If you do happen to find yourself in a situation where you took too much or are especially sensitive to cannabis it’s important to not only know how to handle the situation but know what to expect. No one likes unpleasant surprises. 

Here is a list of some of the undesirable effects of cannabis. Here at LucidaClub we do not shy away from the potential dangers of cannabis because we believe education is the solution. 

  • Panic attack /​Anxiety induced fear

  • Excessive drowsiness

  • Dry Mouth

  • Excessive Hunger

  • Inability to make a decision, clouded thinking

  • Reduced balance /​motor skills

  • Red and swollen eyes

  • Increased heart rate

  • Worsening symptoms for those with schizophrenia (Those with similar conditions must consult a physician before trying cannabis)

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What to do if your cannabis experience becomes unpleasant

If your cannabis experience becomes unpleasant there are a few ways to feel better and improve how you feel. The most important thing to remember is that the effects of cannabis are temporary. 

Below are some tips and tricks to turn a negative cannabis experience around.

  • Chewing on a peppercorn has been reported to combat anxiety that can be caused by cannabis
  • Distractions help, try a hobby you are well versed in or watching your favorite T.V. show
  • Cannabis sedates especially as time goes on after ingestion, try taking a nap or lying down with a comfy blanket and some snacks
  • CBD has been reported to help reverse the effects of THC. Taking a product with only CBD in it can help.
  • Ibuprofen has been reported to help counter the effects of THC
  • Having a friend to talk to and remind you everything is fine is helpful
  • Try breathing exercises 
  • If possible, try going for a walk with a friend
  • Eating a meal is reported by some to help bring them down from an unpleasant experience
  • Drink water


The best way to avoid a potential negative cannabis experience is to know your dosing/​limits. Once you feel the benefits of cannabis there is little to no benefit to taking more. Some folks love to smoke a lot and for them the negative aspects of cannabis don’t bother them and for some it would simply be too much. We all differ when it comes to our ideal dose. 

Here at LucidaClub we believe in educating and guiding you through to a pleasant cannabis experience.

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