What Does It Mean To Green Out?
We’ve all heard of blacking out, but what about greening out?
There are no known cases of cannabis overdose or causing permanent damage. However, “greening out” refers to the feeling of nausea, dizziness, disorientation, and vomiting after taking too much cannabis.
While no one has ever overdosed on cannabis alone, taking too much can lead to some pretty unpleasant side effects.
Here’s what you need to know, as it can happen to anyone.
“I greened out the other night after eating too much of a nerds rope edible.”
What Does It Mean To Green Out? What Is It?
The term “greening out” is a play on “blacking out,” which is the result of drinking too much alcohol.
However, in this case, “greening out” refers to consuming too much THC.
Additionally, greening out can be difficult to predict because every individual’s body and endocannabinoid systems are different. The way that cannabis affects us is dependent on a variety of factors such as weight, age, metabolism, enzyme production in the liver, tolerance, and much more!
With that being said, greening out is more likely to happen to newer cannabis users or those with a low tolerance. THC is a powerful and potent cannabinoid that can cause adverse effects if not taken correctly.
In addition, even if you have a tolerance, if you are lacking sleep, dehydrated, or haven’t eaten, you are more likely to green out.
Also, it is more common to green out from eating an edible or dabbing due to the high concentrations of THC.
Many stoners have personal stories about greening out. In fact, it is almost a right of passage for stoners.
Additional Things To Note
Fortunately, cannabis in any form or quantity is not considered life-threatening. In fact, there have been no cases of overdose. Therefore, greening out on cannabis won’t cause any real harm or death.
However, this is not to say that the experience won’t be miserable. Greening out can be really intense. Paranoia, anxiety, nausea, and dizziness are all symptoms of greening out.
If possible, make sure you’re with people you trust when you green out. While we know it is not easy to predict when it is going to happen, you can play it safe by making sure you are with trusted friends when taking a big dose of THC.
Additionally, drink lots of water, make sure to eat a full meal, and get plenty of rest, and the physical symptoms should be gone by the following morning.
Greening out can turn people off from cannabis consumption in general. However, be patient with the process and be sure to take the necessary steps to not experience a cannabis overdose.
Always be mindful of how much THC you are taking and consume safely!
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