Alcohol hangovers are all too common, and they are a major reason why “going sober” is more popular than ever. But feeling drowsy and downright crappy the morning after one intoxicating substance makes you wonder… is a weed hangover real too?
Unfortunately, like many subjects in the weed world, weed hangovers are highly debated. Some reports say weed hangover symptoms can affect users when consuming high levels of THC. Others say that couldn’t be farther from the truth.
So, for this debate, we channeled our inner true-crime podcaster’s investigative skills and got down to the nitty-gritty of whether or not the rumors were true. Including how to get rid of a weed hangover if you have one and how to avoid getting one in the first place.
No matter which side you’re on now…keep reading to get all your burning weed hangover questions answered.
To keep it simple, a weed hangover is exactly what it sounds like. A slew of ‘hangover’ like symptoms brought on by the use of THC. According to health experts and based upon real-time reports, weed hangover symptoms may include:
Of course, the same experts believe it might not just be weed that triggers these next-morning types of feels. A few factors may contribute to a consumer experiencing a weed hangover, like –
Consuming THC with alcohol, or other drugs – It goes without saying that combining weed with other drugs might make you feel less than stellar, the day after.
A long duration of or lingering weed effects – This means that you might not be
hungover, but you might still be high, depending on your dose, tolerance, metabolism, or how long ago you smoked.
Weed withdrawal – Another commonly debated topic is whether or not a weed hangover could actually be ‘withdrawal’ symptoms for those who smoke more frequently than others.
Again, like so many subjects in weed, weed hangover symptoms aren’t well researched just yet. But, there are a few small scale studies that have explored the phenomenon that might help us point to a definitive answer.
Here’s a quick breakdown of each –
By now you may be thinking… “that’s why I feel that way in the morning.” Or, “oh great, those symptoms are definitely ones I’d like to avoid.” So, that brings us to the next part of our deep dive: is there a weed hangover cure, or are weed hangovers preventable from the start?
So let’s review what the cannabis community suspects could be a cause of weed hangovers, which so far, science backs. While the lingering effects of smoking a joint might not be as probable, hangover-like symptoms from consuming highly potent products like RSO or edibles may be.
That’s because in the morning, your body could still be metabolizing cannabis cannabinoids and compounds, adding to the lingering feelings of still being high. All in all, a weed hangover is far different from an alcohol hangover, but still, it’s likely most consumers will want to avoid or prevent one if possible.
Here are some tips and tricks for prevention and how to treat weed hangover symptoms the next morning, too.
Now that you know the answer – is a weed hangover real, you can fine-tune your routines to avoid the after-morning effects of a good (or bad) buzz. At Embarc, you can think of us as your personal budtenders. We can help you avoid overserving yourself while still achieving desired effects and without getting a hangover.
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