When you smoke weed, your brain releases a chemical called anandamide which is supposed to produce feelings of euphoria at the same time it also blocks pain signals. But, in certain people, the chemical doesn’t get released, resulting in social anxiety, depression, and reduced anxiety levels.
Go ahead, try to count the number of TikTok celebrities who have experienced cannabis anxiety over the past year. You’ll struggle to find a single one. But, when you think about it, there’s a reason for that. With the growing legalization of cannabis across the United States, a lot of celebrities are caught up in the stoner culture.Cannabis anxiety is a common complaint of many marijuana smokers. This phenomenon, which is more common among beginners, those who smoke other types of weed, or those who use THC excessively, can quickly disrupt an evening meant for relaxation. TikTok discovered a famous hack for this: Peppercorns. A viral hack by TikTok user @transstender suggests chewing or snorting whole peppers or something acidic like lemons to reduce the paranoia and anxiety that can result from THC use. While this hack is nothing new for experienced cannabis users, you can reach a new and wider audience with video on TikTok. RELATED: 5 tips to quickly recover from a marijuana high @transstrenderyyou deserve to feel safe in your brain and body #fyp#smoke#420#ouidtiktok#anxiety#risk reduction ##queer#lgbt#mental health♬ Just Water – Bryansanon The chemicals in pepper and lemon help you relax and give a similar effect to CBD. There is scientific evidence to support this. As noted above, peppercorns contain terpenes (aromatic compounds found in many plants) that can interact with the terpenes found in cannabis. The terpenes in pepper, called pineene and caryophyllene, are known to reduce the psychoactivity of THC and prevent reactions like anxiety and paranoia. APPROPRIATE: How black pepper marijuana numbs paranoia, according to Neil Young and science photo by Fedor via Unsplash Other terpene-rich foods include mango, which many people use when consuming cannabis because they claim it causes a stronger high. Cannabis is a rather mysterious compound. Although the plant has been around for centuries, we are only now beginning to understand all of its complexities, including how it works with our endocannabinoid system and whether it interacts with other things we ingest internally. The next time you feel spice anxiety, keep a few peppers nearby. It can’t hurt to try.