If you’ve noticed yourself getting angry when not high, it could be time to take a look at your cannabis usage and the quality of the effects of getting high that you’re experiencing. Cannabis affects everyone differently, and its effects can change over time as the body adapts to the cannabis usage pattern. Conversely, if you’re trying to wean yourself off cannabis or even quit cold turkey, the sudden change in your usage can lead to similar issues. Let’s take a look at how your body adapts to cannabis usage and why you might be so irritable or angry when not high.
The Chemistry Of Cannabis
Cannabis plants have well over 100 active compounds that are ingested when you use hemp or marijuana. The most well-known are THC and CBD. THC is the compound primarily responsible for psychoactive effects, the sensations of getting high. CBD, along with some other cannabinoids and terpenes, have shown the potential for a wide range of effects on the body, especially on its endocannabinoid system. This system plays a part in regulating many of the body’s basic functions, from pain to mood, and even our desire to eat.
Whether you choose to use cannabis for health or recreational reasons, you’re seeking to affect your body’s natural equilibrium. For example, you might use cannabis to help you control your anger and create a calm, positive demeanor and you may find yourself frustrated when not consuming THC. The body, however, is designed to maintain this equilibrium. So in response to the flood of new chemicals, it begins to develop a tolerance.
As your body adapts to the new and consistent use of cannabis, it adjusts its own production of chemicals to get closer to what it views as its “normal state”. To experience the same effects of getting high, users are forced to increase the amount of cannabis used. This creates diminishing returns as more and more product is needed to achieve the same levels. For many, either the cost or sheer quantity is unsustainable, and they begin to suffer from some long-term effects of cannabis. It’s important to understand that every person is different, with a unique chemistry based on their genetics, activity, nutrition, and other factors, but some frequent negative effects can include:
- Dependence - Your body has adapted so strongly to cannabis that you don’t feel “right” without it. This can cause anger when not high, a sense of confusion, depression, or a variety of other symptoms.
- Memory Loss - Chronic cannabis use has shown to affect how the brain stores and accesses memories. As your tolerance and dosage increase, these effects can become dramatic.
- Sexual Function - Prolonged use can inhibit your erectile tissue, making it more difficult for men to get an erection and similarly impeding female erectile tissue in the clitoris. Altered Mood - The inability to get enough medicine makes it hard to reach therapeutic levels, resulting in frustration and becoming irritable when not high.
- Altered Mood - The inability to get enough medicine makes it hard to reach therapeutic levels, resulting in frustration and becoming irritable when not high.
Detoxing Can Help
One way to restore your ability to enjoy cannabis is to reset your threshold by detoxing. This helps remove the metabolites from your body faster, allowing it to reset to its normal state. Once cleansed, you can resume cannabis use with a lower tolerance. Our pharmacist-formulated detox kit uses all-natural nutritional supplements to support the natural elimination process. This encourages faster metabolic breakdown and could help increase the movement of cannabis metabolites into the kidneys for elimination.
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