How to Sober Up From Weed – Is It Even Possible?

Although you probably wouldn’t be overdosed from weed, there is a thing like getting too high from weed, especially in Canada. Sometimes when you get high from weed you get paranoia, nervous, or anxious and want to end the ‘high’ as soon as possible. But is it even possible to sober up from weed?

On average, a person can be high from smoking weed for only up to two hours, but most Canadians won’t get high for that long. Well, it could also depend on how you use your weed. If you eat edibles, you can expect the high to feel much longer than smoking weed. That being said, after the high is over, there is also a chance that you might feel tired or foggy afterward.

Much like alcohol, there are some things you can do to sober up from weed. Of course, you can just wait it out but in situations where you want to sober up quickly, these tips below could help you.


Chew on some lemon slices or black pepper

In weed, there are cannabinoids like THC and CBD and also terpenes that can mellow out or enhance your high. Eating, smelling, or drinking terpenes that promote alertness or reduce restlessness can help ease the effects of THC. And the thing is, you may already have some terpenes in your kitchen already.

I am talking about lemons, and you can find them easily in Canada. Lemons may help you calm down if you feel anxious from your high. This is possible because lemons have the stress-relieving terpene limonene. You can also make some lemon slices and drink them. It could help a bit, but typically you’d want to smell or chew on the lemon rind to get more limonene in your system.

You can also use black pepper if you have some already. Black pepper contains enough pinene and caryophyllene terpenes, both of which may balance out the effects of THC. Whichever way you prefer, I am sure you can alleviate the effects of your high for at least a bit.

Drink enough water

The easiest way is probably by drinking enough water during your high. Hydrating yourself is always a great and easy idea to mellow out your way and sober up from weed. Especially if your mouth feels super dry, as it is a common side effect of using weed. Even most experienced weed users can be troubled by dry mouth, so make sure you always have enough water when using weed.

A cold drink could be better for this, but not always. The key is to sip and swallow enough drink to make you feel like yourself more. Drink wisely, though, you don’t want to drown yourself in water. Also, coffee could be a good alternative here if you want, but it may make you feel even more anxious.

What you don’t want to do is drink alcohol, as it can intensify the effects of THC. So whatever you do and no matter how thirsty you are, stay far away from alcohol. Regular water is always the best or if you have access to some lemonade, it’d be great to have too.

Do some breathing exercise

Anxiety can always be taken care of with some exercise. This time, you can do some breathing exercises by taking a few deep breaths. Just stay calm, no matter how panicky or paranoid you’re feeling right now. First, find a spot where you can be comfortable and lie down, preferably somewhere quiet. Next, take a few deep breaths to calm yourself down.

There are plenty of breathing exercise techniques that you can do, I am sure you can find all of them online. The easiest one is probably the 4-7-8 breathing where you breathe in for four seconds, hold for seven seconds, and exhale for eight seconds. Or you can just forget about counting and just breathe in and out however you feel more comfortable.

Take a shower

Taking a shower could be just what you need to sober up from weed. Especially showering with cold water to wake you up completely and go back to the world of the living. Cold showers are known to lower your heart rate and make your head clearer, which is perfect for Canadians to get rid of anxiety.

If you have a bathtub, you can try taking a bath with warm water. Make yourself as relaxed as possible. Play some music in the background too while you are at it. If you have some bath bombs in the house, feel free to use one too. Remember to be careful with the temperatures of the water, you don’t want to get burned and only realizing it after your sober up, which could be hours later.


Yes, sober up from weed is 100% possible. The key is always to make sure you are relaxed and comfortable. Next, stay hydrated or use terpenes to wake you up and mellow out the high. Please remember to not do anything dangerous while you’re trying to sober up.