Can You Overdose On Cannabis Oil?

Can You Overdose on Cannabis Oil?

Most first time cannabis users want to know if you can overdose on cannabis oil. Well, the answer is yes, and no! There are various ways to take cannabis and numerous cannabis products to choose from.

Therefore, you have to research before trying a method if you don’t want to get high. And, if you’re careful, you won’t overdose on cannabis oil. However, if you do have too much, it is not the end of the world, you’ll definitely recover. 

To avoid a cannabis oil overdose, you have to choose a high cannabidiol (CBD) oil which doesn’t have psychoactive tendencies. CBD usually instills a sense of relaxation in the user while inflammation, treating pain, lack of appetite, insomnia, anxiety and depression. Because it is non-psychotic, CBD also counteracts the psychoactive effects of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which makes people high. As much as you can also overdose on THC cannabis oil, you will not die from an overdose. THC will make you experience sensations and unpleasant feelings like anxiety, paranoia, sweaty and generally a bit abnormal. But these too are not permanent. There are a few things you can do to reduce the symptoms of an occasional, or accidental, overdose of cannabis oil!


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Safe Cannabis Oil Intake Methods – To Avoid an Overdose

  • Topicals – Cannabis creams are easy to use on the skin, ensuring you don’t get high. Simply rub the balm into the skin liberally, several times a day to get relief from pain, inflammation, sore joints and aching muscles. This way, you won’t overdose.
  • Capsules – These pills are pre-dosed for your safety. Therefore, you’ll only take just the right amount of cannabis for your needs. They are easy to use, while travelling or at work. They are instant pain relievers and can keep you calm all day.
  • Tinctures – Drop a few drops at a time on your tongue, a few times a day. You can also add more drops if you suffer severe pain or other symptoms that require instant effects. Ensure that you’re using CBD tinctures to avoid feeling high.
  • Eating – The effects of cannabis oil take about 2 hours when you eat it and you can overdose so be careful. Take a tiny dose of CBD variety (5mg) and work your way up to a dose of about 20mg when you are ready.
  • Smoking – This usually causes a high if you go for THC cannabis oils. Instead, take small puffs when you need to relieve pain or anxiety, or other chronic illnesses, not huge inhalations. Remember that if you take too much, the overdose feelings only last about 30 minutes.

What to Do to Avoid an Overdose on Cannabis Oil

  • Learn about cannabis, it’s oil and side effects. Use the right dosage for your condition – if you suffer chronic pain because you have cancer, you will need much more cannabis oil than someone who cannot sleep at night. Everyone has different tolerance levels for cannabis and you need to chat to people who are taking cannabis oil to find out how they feel when they take it.
  • Start by using a small amount of cannabis oil to ensure you don’t overdose. If a small dose is not doing anything for you, add a little more. However, know how much you need for your ailments.
  • Choose CBD above THC but if you need THC to heal a specific disease or condition, then make sure it is combined with CBD which mitigates the psychoactive properties of the THC.
  • Drink lots of water and avoid caffeine and alcohol. Water will help you avoid a dry mouth and if you drink alcohol while taking cannabis products you will overdose as the THC increases in your bloodstream.
  • Black pepper is useful if  you are feeling paranoid and anxious after taking your cannabis oil. Give it a sniff and you will feel better.
  • Rest and relax to keep calm. Stay away from other people and just keep yourself quiet, at home.
  • Go for a brisk walk to clear your brain and system if  you are not too dizzy. This will help to process the cannabis oil and keep your energy levels up.
  • Distract yourself with a hobby, some music, TV or your pet. You will feel great soon.

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