This year 4/20 feels a bit different. We’re all doing our best to stay home and practice social distancing to keep ourselves and those around us safe and healthy. That doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate this cannabis holiday. After all, the comfort of our home is the best place to enjoy cannabis.

There are many myths and rumors about the history of 4/20, but this year we wanted to commemorate this special day by sharing tips for not overdoing it and what to do if you overdo it.

First, it’s important to identify what method of consumption is best for you. This may depend on your preference or if you’re looking to treat an ailment. For example, edibles have a longer lasting effect, but it’s not immediate. If you prefer to smoke, the effect can be felt sooner. For a more therapeutic effect, you may want to consider topicals.

Make informed choices. Reach out to your local Las Vegas marijuana dispensary if you have any questions or need help deciding which method of consumption would work best for you. Budtenders at The Grove dispensary are always prepared to help you choose the products that best fit your needs and can provide advice on the best dosing.

It’s also important to know your tolerance. If it’s your first time using marijuana or it’s been a while, remember to start low and go slow. This is especially important if you’re using edibles. Leafly states that the most common symptoms of over-consumption are anxiety and paranoia. Taking too much at once can also lead to nausea, dizziness or agitation, so it’s important to know your limit. According to Safe Cannabis Use, “cannabis is non-toxic. Though no deaths have ever been attributed to an overdose, it can be a very distressing experience.”

It’s always good to have a friend with you who is not consuming or is more tolerant. During this time that may not be possible, so here are tips to help if you take too much cannabis:

  • Do your best to stay calm.
  • Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. Also, having some light snacks can help.
  • Lay down if you’re feeling dizzy.
  • Remember, the effects will pass. Get some sleep or find something to pass the time, such as watching a movie or listening to music.
  • Alcohol can worsen the effects, so it’s usually best to avoid it.

Leafly also has more tips to help you sober up, but it’s key to start low and go slow to avoid overdoing it. The Grove now offers delivery in Las Vegas and Pahrump to help you celebrate 4/20. Enjoy responsibly!