Cannabis Afraid? Try this TikTok viral hack
Cannabis anxiety is a common illness for many marijuana smokers. This phenomenon, which tends to plague beginners, people who smoke another strain of weed, or who enjoy THC excessively, can quickly disrupt an evening of relaxation. TikTok discovered a well-known hack for this: peppercorns.
TikTok user @ transstender’s viral hack suggests chewing or sniffing whole peppercorns or something sour like lemons to reduce the paranoia and anxiety that can come with consuming THC. While this hack isn’t new to seasoned weed users, the TikTok video makes it possible to reach a new and wider audience.
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The chemicals found in peppercorns and lemons help you relax by producing an effect similar to that of CBD. There is some scientific evidence to support this.
As we previously reported, peppercorns contain terpenes (aromatic compounds found in many plants) that are able to interact with the terpenes found in cannabis. The terpenes in peppercorn, pinene, and caryophyllene are known to reduce the psychoactive tendencies of THC and prevent reactions such as anxiety and paranoia.
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Other high terpene foods include mangoes, which many people use when consuming cannabis because they claim they produce a stronger high.
Cannabis is a pretty mysterious compound. While it has been around for centuries, we are only now beginning to understand all of the complexities of the plant, how the way it works with our endocannabinoid systems, and whether it interacts with other elements that we ingest. The next time you experience weed-related anxiety, keep some peppercorns close by. It doesn’t hurt to try.