Cannabis for Beginners: Can You Overdose on Cannabis?

The good news is you can't lethally overdose on cannabis, but you can certainly overdo it. While marijuana's therapeutic index is 40,000:1, meaning that you couldn't physically even consume enough cannabis to kill you, if you do happen to smoke or eat "too much," you might find yourself feeling paranoid, hungry, or freaked out. Don't worry however — make sure you're in a comfortable environment with trusted friends, and if it's available, try some CBD to take the edge off what could be an uncomfortable THC high. 

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I've been covering cannabis for nearly five years, and by now I'm all too accustomed to the impersonal cannabis conference at a stuffy, generic hotel or expo hall, brimming with white guys in suits, and generally lacking in the spirit of well, cannabis. (The woes of legalization, I suppose.) So it was a breath of fresh air when I walked into what felt like a giant atrium in downtown LA for a new kind of cannabis conference. Located in what's called the Valentine Grass Room in an industrial area past the hustle and bustle of the DTLA skyscrapers, Microscopes & Machines (M&M) boasted a diverse array of speakers, from doctors and lawyers to chemists and cultivators on the frontlines of the cannabis industry.

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