Wondering how long does it will take to get sober from being high? It’s a popular and seemingly simple question. The answer, on the other hand, is a bit more complex because it varies based on several factors.
For instance, the amount of time you stay high for the first time is going to be different than someone who smokes frequently. So, before I give you a range of time I want to quickly go over the factors that will influence the duration of your high.
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Every situation is different so take into account all the factors below before trying to determine how long your high will last.
How often do you smoke? If you smoke often then you probably already have a good idea of your tolerance. If you’re just starting out then assume your tolerance is very low and your high will likely fall on the lengthier side of the spectrum.
This should go without saying, but I want to be thorough. The more you smoke, the longer your high will last. If you’re a beginner then start very slowly. Take one hit at a time and wait a minute or two between. It’s better to take your time and know your limits then to create an uncomfortable situation for yourself.
Not all cannabis is created equal. High-grade weed will contain higher amounts of THC than low grade. So, potency needs to be in your mind when considering how much you should smoke.
Okay, that’s the super quick rundown. Now I’m gonna give you some ranges. They are broad ranges, but they have to be since situations vary so greatly. I’ve also broken it down between smoking and edibles since they produce different effects.
Typically, you will stay high for 2-3 hours. If it’s your first time then it could last longer. People who smoke habitually could stay high for as little as 30 minutes. So, I guess the full range would be anywhere from 30 minutes up to 4 hours, but 2-3 hours is typical for a casual smoker.
Let me know if the comment section how long you typically get high for.
Edible are a totally different story from smoke. Your high from edibles is going last longer. Typically, you will experience a 4-6 hour high from edible. Of course, the high depends on the same factors as smoking (tolerance, amount consumer, and potency). A recommended dose for a first-timer is 10mg. Remember, it can take up to 2 hours for the effects to even start.
Truth is, time is really the only thing that can truly get rid of a high, but here are some suggestions for things you can do to make yourself more comfortable and lessen some of the effects:
–Drink a glass of water. Some people suggest a glass of milk because it helps absorb the THC. I don’t think it would hurt, but I haven’t found any evidence this works that aren’t anecdotal. The water will help, though. It hydrates you which will lessen cotton mouth if nothing else.
–Get some fresh air. If you’re smoking inside then get out of the cloud of smoke and breath some good old oxygen. Take some calming deep breaths. This will do more than you think.
–Take a shower. BUT, but careful that you’re not going to fall or slip since, after all, you are high. A hot shower feels good, but a cold shower wakes the senses. Try both.
–Eat something. You probably have the munchies anyway.
–Nap it off. Just snuggle up with your favorite blanket and nap the afternoon away. The effects will be gone or at least lessened by the time you wake up.
If you take it slow and learn your limits then you shouldn’t have any problems. Also, make sure you are leaving yourself enough time to sober up before having to drive or do other hazardous activities.
Now, most importantly – I need you all to let me know how long you stay high for. The more people who respond, the better idea we can get for an average. Try to include info on tolerance, amount consumed, and potency. Just leave me a comment below. As always, I encourage you to use a fake name and email address.
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