Does Cannabis Cause Hangovers: Fact vs. Fiction

Does Cannabis Cause Hangovers: Fact vs. Fiction

Man has hangover after party with cannabis

If you’ve ever been whacked by a killer hangover from drinking too much alcohol the night before, you know just how unpleasant it can be. In fact, it’s got many customers at our cannabis dispensary in Las Vegas wondering whether switching to cannabis for social events would allow them to enjoy the positive feelings and good vibes without the brutal next-day hangover.

But does cannabis use come with a hangover of its own? While cannabis hangovers tend to be less common and less extreme than hangovers from alcohol consumption, they do happen. Here’s everything you need to know about cannabis hangovers, including what they are, why they occur, and how you can treat yours.

The Science Behind Cannabis Hangovers

Some limited studies have shown that people who consume a certain level of THC-based cannabis can experience lingering effects the following morning. These can include a slight mental fogginess, feelings of dehydration or nausea, and lack of concentration.

Here’s the good news— consuming a small or average amount of cannabis probably isn’t going to give you a hangover. Studies have shown that it takes a lot more than a dose or two to cause significant morning-after effects in most people.

But what exactly causes a weed hangover when you do get one?

Weed Hangover Causes

Cannabis hangovers, like their cousin the alcohol hangover, seem to come from overconsumption— using too much. Studies appear to back this up, but the truth is that cannabis affects everyone differently. What might be ‘too much’ for one consumer may be just right for another, and the same dose of cannabis might cause significant hangover symptoms in one person and none at all in another.

Hungover puppy does a funny

That’s why our team of Las Vegas budtenders at Green always advises that our customers get to know themselves and how they react to cannabis before upping their dosage. You need to know your limits, because it can not only help ensure that your cannabis experience is a positive one, but can also help you avoid a cannabis hangover the next day.

Treating a Weed Hangover

All that said, what should you do if you find yourself with a weed hangover?

If you wake up after a cannabis session feeling groggy, dazed, unable to focus, or otherwise uncomfortable, don’t panic. There are steps you can take to kick yourself out of this fog.


Be Active

While this might feel like the last thing you want to do when you wake up with a cannabis hangover, getting out and getting moving can be one of the best ways to break yourself out of a post-weed funk.


Much like general grogginess, cannabis hangovers can often be helped by a cool, refreshing shower to awaken the senses and get you refocused for the new day.

Eat Well

If you wake up feeling groggy and out-of-it, chances are some donuts or other heavy breakfast foods aren’t going to help. Stick to healthy food and make sure you drink plenty of water.

Hit the Cafe

Hungover lady has a coffee in bedCaffeine is a powerful way to energize your senses, refocus, and kick out the cobwebs in your head leftover from the night before.

The best way to avoid cannabis hangovers? Choosing the right products with the right dosage for you. Browse our menu of cannabis in Las Vegas or give us a call to get recommendations, tips, and answers to all of your questions.