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What to Do If You Overdose on Marijuana Edibles

Updated: Mar 19, 2022

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What should you do if you overdose on marijuana edibles? This is a question that many people are asking, especially since cannabis edibles have become increasingly popular in recent years. The answer may surprise you!

First of all, it's important to remember that marijuana edibles - food or drink items containing THC - can be much more potent than smoking cannabis. This means that you need to be especially careful when eating them, as even a small amount can set-off an unanticipated reaction to the drug.

Although some edible cannabis products might look like normal food items, they are not food and are not intended to provide any nutritional value.

There are tens of thousands of edible horror stories online about people who have consumed pot brownies and remained stoned for days, people who thought they were dying after consuming edibles, and those who have sworn off edibles forever after experiencing a terrible trip.

Individuals who are new to edibles or cannabis should look at the labeled THC content of the product and start with edible cannabis products containing no more than 2.5 mg of THC.

If you do happen to eat too many cannabis edibles, the first thing you should do is relax and wait it out. The effects of an overdose will usually wear off within a few hours, so there's no need to panic. However, if you are feeling particularly uncomfortable or anxious, you can try to counteract the effects of the cannabis with some CBD oil or another form of cannabis that doesn't contain THC.

In rare cases, an overdose on cannabis edibles can be dangerous. If you experience any of the following symptoms, seek medical help immediately:

- chest pain

- rapid heart rate

- difficulty breathing

- seizures

- loss of consciousness

As with any other drug, it's important to take precautions when eating marijuana edibles. Be sure to start with a small dose and increase it gradually if you need to. It's also best to keep a cell phone within reach in case you need to call for help and try to avoid using edibles alone if you can.



Hi! I'm Dr. Jeffrey Reynolds

I write many of the articles here on Cannaquit and make sure I personally review every piece of information that appears on the site, so as to make sure you are getting facts and information supported by evidence.

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