Dealing with the Dreaded Weed Hangover
Quick Remedies for Fast Relief
By Macey Wolfer
What is a weed hangover?
If you’re one to advocate for weed instead of alcohol, the weed hangover is a great example in your favor. Not everyone agrees it exists, but those who have experienced it will tell you that next-day symptoms are not made up. Still, they tend to be a lot less mild than an alcohol-induced hangover.
People who have experienced hangovers from a night of toking report feeling tired, nauseous, and unfocused. Other symptoms like foggy brain, dry mouth and eyes, and headache are common.
Of course, everyone is different and many people don’t experience symptoms at all. Research on the topic is fairly limited, though a 1985 study on marijuana consumption did determine that participants in the study experienced residual “hangover” effects the next day after using.
Several studies have looked at the residual effects of weed, but the bottom line is that some people do find themselves “hungover” the next day after smoking weed.
Sometimes a refreshing shower is all you need to get yourself back on track. If you wake up feeling bleh after a stony night, hopping in the shower before starting your day is a good way to eliminate some of that brain fog and fatigue.
Macey is a freelance writer from Seattle. She is passionate about music, dogs, and the world of cannabis.