Everyone with even a minor familiarity with cannabis knows that you're bound to get too high at least once. However, some of us do seem to be a little more sensitive (or eager) than others when it comes to weed. There's even some research to back that up the idea that some of us are more prone to marijuana-related panic than others. So it's totally normal if it takes some trial and error to figure out what works for you — even if that ends up being mostly error.
If you're caught in the grips of an unpleasant high, the only thing that'll really make you less high is time. Still, there are plenty of things you can do while you wait to help you stay calm. If you happen to know — or be — someone who always seems to overdo it, it might be worth it to have some of these remedies on hand. Plus, they can make funny (and useful) gifts.
Ahead, a bunch of things that can make the experience of being high even better. Trust us, your friend (or just future you) will thank you.
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When a regular blanket is not enough, opt for a soothing, anxiety-reducing weighted blanket.
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Wish your friend some very chill holiday cheer with these adorably punny cards.
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Also helpful: A nice, soothing shower. Add some calming scenery to get even more relaxation out of it.
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Ask any stoner and they'll tell you socks are key. We're not sure why, but nothing makes us feel safe and comfy quite like a good pair of socks.
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Give your friend the gift of not having to make a snack run to the bodega at 1 a.m. while totally freaked out.
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As long as you've got pizza, you're gonna be okay. This beanie (another staple of the stoner wardrobe) offers that reminder.
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If you're really freaked out and need to talk to someone, set yourself a reminder to call them every 45 minutes — or just reassure yourself that time is, actually, rolling onwards.
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This one seems wild, but as they say, when life gives you lemons (in the form of uncomfortable high), make lemonade. Lemons contain limonene, a compound that affects the way THC works, which can make you feel less high. This gadget will make them even more fun to squeeze.
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Black pepper also contains terpenes, which can make you feel less anxious. This is one blend you'll want to use even when you're not stoned.
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