Why you're shaking after smoking weed

Published Apr 29, 2019 10:39 a.m. ET
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You're sitting relaxing with your friends, you start to twitch, some parts of your body are shaking uncontrollably. Relax it's harmless and will disappear just as quick as the embarrassing condition appeared.

The fight and flight response can be invoked when you have consumed too much THC from cannabis, you have now set yourself up for some anxious feelings. This effect is more often invoked when you are a highly sensitive person. The trembling that can occur within the different parts of your body can be attributed to anxiety. Your head or your hands make feel like they are shaking uncontrollably for a moment or two. You have more than likely smoked or consumed too much. Try taking a breath of fresh air to calm yourself down. Practice your deep breathing it will help to release those feelings of anxiety.

Smoking tobacco and drinking coffee have both been associated with the shakes. If you are rolling your joint with tobacco and enjoying your espresso coffee, that could be the reason for the shakes. Try to reduce or eliminate the rolling of your joints with tobacco. Maybe switching to decaffeinated coffee or a nice herbal tea might help in the reduction of the weed shakes or the body twitching that can be felt when the combination of the herb and beverage is combined.

If you are one of those that feel the cold more than others, your feet start of cold then it moves to your hands perhaps you need to grab the blanket while partaking. Cannabis has been known to lower the body temperature, and you may experience weed chills. So, under the covers you go if you feel chilly when smoking.

Shaking after smoking weed? If your shakes are caused by nervousness the use of CBD oil or extract for its anxiolytic qualities is going to help you to relax and combat the shakes.


Is your body twitching when high? Are they becoming a more common occurrence when you are smoking, you may need to change the strain. If you notice that marijuana causing muscle spasms, then you should take note, do as advised and change the strain that you are currently using. Try to stay away from energizing sativa strains. These strains may increase and induce anxiety. Use an Indica strain for that relaxed,laid-back feeling, that feeling of your body being in a warm comfy state this being a common feeling from the Indica strain. Try to keep in mind to include higher amounts of CBD in the strain that you choose to use.

Most people, if they are experiencing weed shakes find that staying calm will help them to subside. Put your joint down take some deep breaths, and within 15 or 20 minutes you should feel fine.

If all else fails, then perhaps you should speak with a cannabis educated health provider. The shakes should subside in 15 minutes as I stated if this is not happening then you need to investigate further.



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