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We’ve all felt the effects of a heavy session of smoking.

What is a weed hangover?

Smoking cannabis has many and varied effects on the human physiology. Scientifically speaking, we have barely scratched the surface in terms of research regarding just to what extent marijuana effects the body and mind. The positive effects of consuming cannabis are multitudinous. But there are negative associated effects that occur when either we consume too much weed in too small a time frame. There are many ways to consume weed. By far the most popular method is smoking the herb. Unfortunately, smoking cannabis is amongst the least healthy ways to consume cannabis. If you smoke too many joints (marijuana rolled with tobacco), you will most likely experience some amount of fatigue, headache symptoms, and maybe even nausea. This is also related to the tobacco being smoked (often without the use of a filter tip). Smoking too many joints in one evening can also lead to feelings of grogginess and lack of motivation. This is what is referred to as a ‘weed hangover’. But is there any way to prevent a weed hangover? There are many tried and tested methods for preventing a cannabis hangover, some of which are more useful than others.

How can I prevent a weed hangover?

Preventing a weed hangover is not a one-step process. There are many different factors which must be taken into account in order to stop the feelings of fatigue and lack of motivation the morning after a hefty session. Marijuana is often cited as causing intense dehydration when consumed in large quantities. Whilst the evidence to back this up is not particularly substantial, one effect that is certain is that marijuana will cause, to some extent, the dreaded ‘drymouth’. For both of these reasons, it is important to stay hydrated whenever you consume marijuana, and even more so when smoking the herb. Water is good enough to do the job. If you’re feeling fancy, mango juice is often credited as providing the best drymouth relief of any drink (although some swear by choccy milk). Another effect of marijuana is to cause the ‘munchies’. This affectionate name is what stoners call the intense desire to consume food after consuming cannabis. Users experience increased appetite and foods smell and taste more appealing when using marijuana. This is part of the reason why stoners are associated with a junk food appetite. It is extremely tempting to resort to eating junk food and fast food while you are high. Of course, consuming huge amounts of fatty and sugary foods in one evening will almost certainly lead to negative feelings the day after. One way to avoid this is to make sure you have cupboards stocked with healthy treats to prevent you from snacking on the wrong kind of foods. But how can you stop the feelings of a weed hangover if it’s already too late?

How can I recover from a weed hangover?

You may have woken up this morning feeling groggy and unmotivated after taking one too many tokes last night. You may have turned to the internet for help. Well, you have come to the right place. If you feel all in a daze and unable to focus, you need to get up and get moving. Performing some kind of exercise is always a good start. Then, try taking a cold shower to refresh your senses (and wash any remaining smell of marijuana out of your hair). Have a healthy breakfast. Restore your vitality with some fruit juice and maybe some kind of avocado-based breakfast dish if you’re a millennial. If you still feel like you’ve been sleeping with your head inside a washing machine, have a strong cup of coffee to sort yourself out. These are the tried and tested ways to recover from your weed hangover.


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