Weed Hangover | What Is It & How To Prevent One

How To Prevent Weed Hangover

Have you ever used so much weed that you felt negative effects the next day? While many have battled alcohol-induced hangovers, a weed hangover is a lot rarer. In fact, it is so rare that many people are unaware that it is even possible! Below, you can learn more about what it is and how to best prevent one from occurring. 

What is a Weed Hangover?

A weed hangover is when you ingest too much weed and feel negative effects the next day. While it is similar in premise to an alcohol hangover, it’s is much more mild and causes far less damage to your body. Alcohol dehydrates your body, which is what causes most of the more extreme alcohol hangover symptoms. Weed does not dehydrate you, so hangover symptoms are nowhere near as impactful.

What Are the Symptoms of a Weed Hangover?

Dry Eyes

Any smoker knows that weed can cause dry eyes. However, in some situations, your eyes can still feel dry the day after smoking.

Brain Fog

You might feel a general sense of fogginess come over your brain. It may be more difficult to focus or to quickly recall words or events.


Fatigue is probably the most common symptom, as many people still feel lethargic the day after smoking. For most people, weed will already make them feel tired, and for some, the fatigue persists to the next day.

Mild Nausea

Some report feeling nauseous the day after smoking, although this symptom is not very common.

How to Prevent a Weed Hangover

There are a few simple steps you can take to reduce the chances of experiencing any symptoms. 

Eat Nutritious Meals

Having a balanced and nutritious diet can lower the chances that you experience a weed hangover. Eat plenty of proteins, vegetables, and fruits to make sure your body has all of the vitamins and nutrients it needs to fire on all cylinders.

Eat or Drink Ginger

Ginger has a lot of positive benefits, including the ability to help upset stomachs and relieve nausea. Drink ginger tea before you go to sleep, and you may find it helps prevent one.


Most of the symptoms associated with a weed hangover are also symptoms of dehydration, so make sure you are drinking enough water.

Watch Your Dosage

Many people think they have a weed hangover when really they are simply still high from the previous night. This is especially true if they took a high dose of cannabis edibles. The slow-releasing nature of an edible means that you can be high for up to 10 hours after eating, so the fatigue, brain fog, and dry eyes may just be symptoms of still being high. Always be mindful of your dosage, and start low and slow.

Weed Hangover Advice at Off The Charts California Cannabis Dispensary

If you are experiencing weed hangovers, you should talk to a budtender at Off The Charts cannabis dispensary in California. Our budtenders can give you advice on how to best prevent a one and what steps can be taken to help fight off the symptoms. If you stay hydrated and use the correct dosage of weed, you should be able to avoid a hangover the majority of the time. To get expert advice on what type of cannabis is best for your needs, contact Off The Charts today. 

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