As you smoke more weed you get higher, but here’s the downside


Logic is that the more weed you smoke, the taller you will get and the longer you can hold that high. This is true up to a point. When it comes to marijuana, everyone has a personal level of tolerance. And once you get to a certain point, the THC leaves you feeling sleepy, calm, and very uncomfortable.

Consuming too much marijuana is never a good feeling. Heights arise that are paranoid and last for hours. Research has shown that THC levels in your blood peak around 8 minutes after consuming it. If you keep consuming you will get higher, but things will likely get very messy, resulting in a crash nap if you keep pushing. You can liken it to the moment you’re tipsy and having fun, but if you keep drinking you can very well be drunk.

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High levels of THC also correlate with higher levels of anxiety and paranoia, making the overall experience more uncomfortable and relieving symptoms such as nausea and vomiting.

Consuming too much THC can also increase the intensity of your “marijuana hangover” as THC is stored in your body’s fat cells and occurs over time depending on how much THC you have ingested. This can leave you feeling drowsy and tired for hours or days after consuming it.

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While consuming too much marijuana is rarely associated with dangerous side effects, no matter how experienced you are, bad highs are never fun. While smoking more weeds will get you higher for a really long time, it’s almost never a good thing, especially when you are eating groceries. One moment you may not feel any effects and the next moment you may have a panic attack. Do not do it. (See: Why You Must Be Careful With Food The First Time.)

If you are new to marijuana, the best way to find out how your body reacts is to experiment, start slowly, and increase the amount of THC until you reach a comfortable high. And if you go overboard and panic, remember that no one has ever died from a marijuana overdose.


Beth Edmonds