As a soon to be medical marijuana patient, you may have heard or even experienced a marijuana hangover. While there isn’t evidence or much research to prove that a marijuana hangover actually exists, some people who have consumed very high doses of marijuana have experienced residual effects the next day. Despite the similar names, marijuana hangovers aren’t exactly the same as those brought on by alcohol.

Common symptoms of a marijuana hangover include:

  • Fatigue
  • Brain fog
  • Irritated eyes
  • Dehydration
  • Headache
  • Mild nausea

4 simple steps to avoid a “marijuana hangover”

There is no magic or cure to treat a marijuana hangover. However, the good news is that the symptoms will eventually subside and usually do not last very long. Avoid the fatigue, brain fog headache and nausea associated with a marijuana hangover by following these simple steps:

  1. Drink plenty of water
    Most people who use cannabis have heard or experienced “cotton mouth” (dryness of the mouth). Staying hydrated before, during and after cannabis consumption can help you avoid dry mouth, headaches and dry eyes the next day. However, don’t make the mistake of drinking alcohol for “hydration.” Mixing marijuana and alcohol can create an even worse marijuana hangover.
  2. Eat healthy foods
    Filling your body with healthy, nutritious foods, such as fruits and vegetables, which also have high water contents, can help you avoid a marijuana hangover. Nutritious foods can keep your body in check by supplying multivitamins, providing you with essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
  3. Exercise
    Exercise can help you get your body back in gear by increasing blood flow and getting your body to sweat out impurities. It also helps clear your lungs and stir blood flow, which can decrease brain fog, making you feel more alert and awake.
  4. Get enough sleep
    While many people use marijuana to help them go to bed, others may have a hard time falling asleep, especially if it is their first time consuming cannabis. It is important to get plenty of sleep to allow your body to process the cannabis and get adequate rest so you won’t feel fatigue or drowsy the next day.

Before you take your next THC treatment, try implementing these tips and tricks into your routine to avoid getting a marijuana hangover.

At MMTCFL, we can determine if you are eligible for medical marijuana and help you get your medical marijuana registration card. Get started with medical marijuana today by taking our online eligibility survey.