CAN YOU OVERDOSE ON CANNABIS?

Cannabis can be very powerful, but it is safe.

Having used the plant for many years we have identified three elements that require some consideration should you have an overzealous amount of Cannabis oil – all of which will yield very positive outcomes when viewed from the appropriate perspective.

You may not feel this way the day after a challenging experience, but upon reflection over time, your perception will change for the better.

  1. You will probably have a really long sleep, allowing the body and mind to recover and heal.
  2. You could experience some undesirable sensations – a ‘bad trip’ (TIP below)
  3. Nausea / vomiting the next day.

TIP: Should you experience what is generally termed a ‘bad trip’, we recommend going somewhere quiet and free from as many external stimulations as possible, including light and sound.

Lie down or sit comfortably, close your eyes and focus on your breathing by taking even inhalation and exhalation breathes through your nose.  See More Tips for a detailed guide on breathing.

It also helps to apply some pressure with your fingertips between your eyes on the bridge of your nose.

This experience is part of the learning element of Cannabis.

 

See The Importance Of The Psychoactive Effects Of Cannabis and Hullucinogens for more info on this topic.

 

When Cannabis is ingested in capsule form, (as opposed to inhaled), the effects can take 30mins – 2 hours to be felt. The risk of high consumption is far greater via this method as some people often tend to get impatient and end up ingesting another dose.

Some sensations that people have experienced using high doses of Cannabis are:

  • A swirly / falling sensation
  • A “muted” feeling
  • Possible anxiety

It is recommended to start with a low dose and be patient.  Often first time users report feeling nothing.  We look at this from the point of view that the Endocannabinoid system is likely a little sluggish and the first couple of doses awaken and revitalize the system somewhat.  If you feel nothing the first few times, keep going.  You will feel the medicine working soon enough.

Cannabis is very powerful and also very safe.  Therefore, be at peace knowing that no physical harm will come from having too much oil.

However, be responsible and know your limits.

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