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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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