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How To Hide Your High: 8 Foolproof Ways to Hide The Fact That You’re Stoned

Published On:
February 15, 2023

Read time:
4 Minutes

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Even though cannabis has become more socially accepted, many people still look for ways to hide their use of it.

Whether you have to run to the store last minute for snacks or receive an impromptu visit from a family member—there are a multitude of reasons for wanting to appear more sober than you are. Here are a few nifty tips to hide the fact that you just inhaled!

1. Choose Your Strains Wisely

When it comes to hiding your high, precaution is the best policy. Choosing the right strains can help you breeze through the day without anyone noticing you’re actually stoned.

Some strains are simply more potent than others. These will give you away with just one hit. Some strains are more uplifting and energetic, while others are more relaxing and sedative.

If you want to hide looking high, you should opt for strains that are lower in THC and higher in CBD, like Pure Sun CBD by Pure Sunfarms, a phenotype of the Cannatonic strain. Low-THC strains are less likely to produce the telltale signs of being high, such as red eyes, excessive giggling, and the munchies.

2. Go Low and Slow

The next tip is to be mindful of the amount you use. Overindulging in cannabis can increase the likelihood of you giving away that you’re high. When you feel the high kicking in, it’s time to take short breaks. It helps to take a few minutes away from your situation to refresh and recompose.

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A good rule of thumb is to stick to one inhalation at a time. If you’re using concentrates or oils, start with a single dose and wait at least an hour before taking more. You can always have more later, but starting with a smaller amount can help you control your high and keep it under wraps.

3. Stay Hydrated

Nothing’s worse than getting cottonmouth after a good sesh. Staying hydrated is one of the most effective ways to hide your high without eye drops.

When you’re dehydrated, your body is more likely to feel sluggish. Slow movements can be a dead giveaway that you’ve had a few puffs. Getting enough fluids is essential to keep the THC diluted in your system. While water does not necessarily “flush out” the THC, it can help reduce the effects of being high.

4. Use Eye Drops

Now, here’s a less discrete method, but one that still serves its purpose.

One of the most obvious signs of being high is red, bloodshot eyes. To counteract this, you can use eye drops to help reduce redness and clear up any puffiness. Eye drops are easy to use and can help you hide your high in a pinch.

5. Keep Your Conversations Light

Keep your conversations light and easy going. If you’re starting to feel high in the middle of the talk, try to steer it to lighter topics.

People are all too familiar with the classic stoner tendency to go off on tangents—and even though some of the most creative or hilarious conversations stem from these types of chats, you may unknowingly be giving yourself away.

Keeping it light minimizes the risk that you say something you might regret later on.

6. Cover Up the Smell

One of the lesser-known signs of being high is having a noticeable odour on your breath. The smell of weed is distinct, and it isn’t hard to pinpoint from other aromas.

To counteract this, make sure you brush your teeth after using cannabis. You can also opt to use mints to mask the scent. Keeping your breath fresh eliminates telltale odours. The same goes for clothing. The smell of weed can stick easily to most fabrics. Wash your hands and change into fresh clothes if you’ve been smoking.

If changing or showering is not an option, apply perfume or scented lotion. It’s not the most effective option, but it can come in clutch when desperate.

7. Satisfy Your Munchies

In a way, a classic case of the munchies is the body’s way of telling you it’s time to eat. In addition to providing the body with nutrition, a meal can help offset the effects of cannabis use.

Have a hearty meal when you feel the weed kicking in. Fats and protein are your best friends for keeping you in check while the high wears off.

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8. Don’t Be Too Hard On Yourself

Finally, it’s important not to be too hard on yourself if you end up giving yourself away. Some people have more difficulty hiding the effects of their high than others—it’s not always easy to know how to hide being stoned.

If you think you’ve been caught high, don’t panic. Some people may not even be able to tell that you’re under the influence of cannabis at all. If you’re ever in doubt, just wait it out!

Relax, Breathe, and Ride the Wave

If you consider yourself a responsible cannabis user, riding the psychedelic wave isn’t a bad thing. Even if you didn’t expect to have to hide your high, don’t let it mellow the journey. Just be safe, go low and slow, and always have fun when you’re smoking (or dabbing).

At True North Cannabis Co., we believe that you should be able to enjoy cannabis without the fear of judgment. We offer low-THC strains and CBD-infused beverages for those looking for a more subtle experience. Shop now to find the perfect strain for you!

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