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Weed Hangover Detox Guide

September 09, 2020 3 min read

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Although there is no solid research regarding weed hangovers, we can all relate to that uncomfortable moment. Most likely you received your supplies from the $4.20 store, smoked too much weed the night before, and woke up feeling less than stellar. Unlike alcohol-related hangovers, weed hangovers differ quite a bit but still leave you, well, hanging. Here are our best tips on battling a weed hangover and the ultimate detox guide after having one too many blunts - but no regrets!

Can you get a hangover from weed?

A typical weed hangover will include at least one (or all) of the following:

  • Extreme fatigue
  • Brain fog/moving very slowly
  • Headaches 
  • Heavy chest
  • Cottonmouth
  • Dry eyes
  • Nausea 

There are many ways to combat these symptoms before experiencing a weed hangover, but it is important to note that experiencing a weed hangover often means you smoked way too much so if this is happening quite often, try to cut back a bit and you may be able to avoid weed hangovers altogether!

How to get rid of a weed hangover

Try a few of the following whenever you experience weed hangover symptoms and see what works for you. Pro tip: try a few of these tips prior to a night full of smoking, especially if you anticipate you’ll be toking it up more than your normal amount. Your body will be more prepared to handle the intake of weed and you might be pleasantly surprised at how much it can combat an oncoming hangover.

Hydration is key

Be sure to drink enough water throughout the day, for obvious reasons other than a weed induced hangover. Your body needs proper hydration no matter what, especially when smoking. If your body is hydrated, this can help you avoid headaches, dry eyes and cottonmouth symptoms too! It’s a win-win. 

Eat a balanced meal

If you properly fuel yourself with a balanced and fulfilling meal, odds are your high will hit you even better than if you smoked on an empty stomach. Similar to drinking alcohol, your high will have a different effect depending on how properly your body is nourished. 

Take CBD

CBD can be used to counteract the psychoactive effects that THC causes, so the next time you’re feeling woozy try some CBD and it should kick in after about an hour or so. CBD is great for pain relief and should relax your mind and body, just enough for you to start feeling better and freshening up!

Take a shower

Sometimes freshening up your hygiene does the trick so hop in the shower and pour some cold water on your hungover self! If you’re having a hard time waking up and feeling extra fatigued, a nice shower will wake up your senses and open up your airways too. 

Drink coffee or try juicing

An espresso in the morning is sure to wake you up so we all know this trick works, but again, filling your body with fluids will help you feel less drained and coffee is the quick pick me up you surely need. Juicing is a healthier option for those that don’t do caffeine and a nice fresh-squeezed juice just makes you feel healthier, right? You obviously can’t go wrong.

Weed detox guide

If you need to cut back on the ganja intake, a detox will help you get rid of the groggy feelings a weed hangover can cause. Try one or a few of the following to jumpstart a weed hangover detox to reset your body and weed tolerance!

  • Take a few days off from smoking weed, it will give your body a chance to reset itself and get rid of the lethargic feeling associated with smoking too much.
  • When smoking again, try low amounts of weed so that you are not consuming more than necessary - that’s how we get ourselves a weed hangover in the first place!
  • Try smoking CBD strains in place of THC to still benefit from pain relief and relaxation, but without the psychoactive effects that might be slowing you down.

How long does a weed hangover last?

A typical weed hangover can last from as little as a few hours to a day. A weed hangover is not as severe as the hangover you get from drinking alcohol, and as long as you try the above recommendations for a weed hangover cure you should be good to go in no time!

If you are feeling the aftermath of smoking too much weed, we hope this weed hangover and detox guide will help you get yourself right. Taking a step back and resetting yourself is one of the best ways to get in touch with yourself and evaluate what your body needs. Give yourself some TLC and we wish you a speedy weed hangover recovery! 

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