Using Weed to Treat an Alcohol Hangover
Listen, I’m no doctor, but I know a thing or two when it comes to hangover recovery methods. I’ve tried them all!
How does cannabis stack up against other techniques?
Well, let’s start with what the weed is treating.
After a night of heavy drinking, you’re likely going to be suffering from a hangover.
You know, that feeling where any light feels like you’re looking directly into the sun and every sound is a high school band marching around your head.
I’ve seen it a million times! Felt it too, specifically:
- Headache – Increased urine production leads to dehydration, which results in a pounding headache.
- Nausea/Lack of Appetite – due to an increase in acid production, you’re likely to experience nausea and vomiting.
- Anxiety – Often the result of not recalling what happened the night before or how you may have acted.
- Physical Pain – It’s poison after all.
How Cannabis Alleviates the Effects of Too Much Drinking
It is believed that THC and certain cannabinoids are effective at quickly reversing the symptoms of a hangover.
In fact, the National Cancer Institute has stated that cannabis may relieve the nausea and vomiting that are often associated with it.
THC is also known to cause appetite stimulation through neurons in the brain that go into a sort of “hungry” phase.
The dry mouth that occurs with cannabis leads to an increase in water consumption, which plays a big role in how quickly one recovers from a hangover.
Best Cannabis Hangover Cure
When deciding which strain to have on hand for your morning after drinking recovery, think about which one covers the widest range of symptoms.
A hybrid is a solid choice, considering it has the widest spectrum of active ingredients from both the Indica and Sativa aspects.
And in what form should you consume?
I recommend going with a concentrate for the quickest form of relief.
A quick dab with my favorite electronic nectar collector sets the tone for my recovery and has me feeling back to normal faster than anything. It’s the ultimate cannabis-based hangover cure.