Can You Get A Hangover From Smoking Pot?

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Can You Get A Hangover From Smoking Pot?

 

Cannabis can do no harm. Right?

 

 

 

Just like alcohol, consuming cannabis for recreational purposes should also be done in moderation. This is why many users choose to microdose cannabis both for recreational and medical purposes.  It’s forgivable if you were in high school and it was the “cool” thing to be able to smoke 2 blunts within 30 minutes by yourself. However, there can be consequences if you aren’t a responsible user. I know this myself; I’ve actually passed out twice in public for smoking much more than I really should have.

 

 

Aside from embarrassment, consuming too much cannabis can have other consequences in the form of a hangover. Yes, hangovers from cannabis are real, but most of the time they happen when you’ve had too much… just like with booze.

 

Symptoms of a Cannabis Hangover

 

 

Fatigue: The most common symptom of a cannabis hangover is fatigue. This happens because cannabis affects your REM sleep cycle, and in some people cannabis use right before bedtime causes them to sleep shorter.  If this sounds like you, switch to an indica strain before bed, or avoid smoking before bedtime altogether so that you can enjoy a full 8 hours of sleep. Headache: Certain strains can give you cotton mouth, so smoking too much can definitely cause you to be dehydrated. Dehydration causes headaches, but the remedy to this is simple: drink a lot of water and fluids to prevent headaches the next day. Red Eyes: The biggest telltale sign that you’ve consumed cannabis is red eyes. In some cases, red eyes can persist until the following morning especially if you’ve taken too much bud. This can be remedied by drinking a lot of water, or using strains that have a lower THC content. Brain Fog: Some people experience brain fog, or a sense of mental sluggishness the day after using too much. To combat this, go for a run or a nice fun workout and drink some coffee.

 

How To Prevent Hangovers From Cannabis

 

 

Don’t smoke too much: While there’s nothing lethal about smoking too much, just use a moderate amount if you have a big morning or are prone to cannabis hangovers. It also helps to know your limits; if you haven’t eaten an edible in a long time, or never have, the smart thing to do is to avoid overconsumption. Whether you’re smoking, vaping, or eating the stuff, pace yourself before you follow up.

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