Clinically Reviewed by: Charee Marquez, LMFT
Confused about how cannabis can be loud? Well, loud weed refers to the weed with a high concentration of THC or simply the one that is extremely strong. While it is used for medical purposes, loud weed is also among the most commonly abused drugs. Since its more concentrated than regular marijuana strains, it has more adverse effects on your mind and body and can greatly impact your life. Regular use of loud weed can change your life for the worst if not done under supervision. You can get dependent on it and might even get addicted to it. Read further to learn what loud weed is, how it’s different from marijuana, and how it can affect you.
What is Loud Weed?
Loud weed is a slang term used to define marijuana with a strong taste and odor. People who use marijuana frequently use this term to describe weed with higher quality, and they enjoy its stronger and faster effect than regular weed.
Here are a few examples of loud weed strains that have been mentioned in cannabis culture:
- Known for its strong aroma and high potency.
- Users report a variety of effects, including relaxation and euphoria.
- Another strain with a reputation for its potency.
- Users may experience a mix of effects, including mood elevation and potential creative stimulation.
Girl Scout Cookies (GSC):
- While not always explicitly referred to as “loud,” GSC is a popular and potent strain known for its sweet and earthy flavor.
- Users often report a balance of euphoria and relaxation.
- This strain is renowned for its fruity and sweet aroma.
- Users often describe a creative and uplifting high.
- Known for its pungent, diesel-like aroma.
- Users may experience energizing and mood-lifting effects.
It’s important to emphasize that the names of strains can vary, and the effects experienced by individuals may differ.
The dosage of cannabis, including strains like “loud weed,” can vary widely based on factors such as individual tolerance, body weight, metabolism, and the potency of the specific strain. Additionally, the method of consumption (smoking, vaping, edibles, etc.) can influence the onset and intensity of effects.
It’s important to note that the use of cannabis is subject to legal regulations in many places, and responsible use is crucial for minimizing potential risks. If you are in a location where cannabis is legal, here are some general considerations:
Smoking or Vaping:
- Smoking or vaping cannabis typically leads to faster onset of effects compared to other methods.
- Dosages are often measured in terms of the amount of flower material (in grams) or the potency of the strain.
- Edibles take longer to produce effects, often 30 minutes to several hours after consumption.
- Dosages for edibles are usually measured in milligrams of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive compound in cannabis).
- Beginners are often advised to start with a low dose (5-10mg) and wait several hours before considering additional doses.
Tinctures and Oils:
- Tinctures and oils are administered under the tongue for sublingual absorption.
- Dosages are measured in drops or milliliters, and potency can vary.
- Cannabis-infused creams, balms, or patches are applied directly to the skin.
- Topicals generally have minimal psychoactive effects as cannabinoids are absorbed through the skin without entering the bloodstream in significant amounts.
- Dabbing involves vaporizing concentrated cannabis extracts (dabs).
- Dosages for dabs are typically measured in milligrams, and they are known for their high potency.
Individual responses to cannabis can vary, and it’s important to start with a low dose, especially for those new to cannabis or trying a new strain. Being aware of one’s tolerance and gradually adjusting dosage can help manage potential adverse effects.
The cost of cannabis, including strains like “loud weed,” can vary widely based on several factors, including the legality of cannabis in the region, the specific strain, the method of cultivation, and local market conditions. Keep in mind that prices may have changed since my last knowledge update in January 2022. Here are some general considerations:
- In regions where cannabis is legal for recreational use, prices can be influenced by supply and demand dynamics, taxation, and regulatory factors.
- In areas where cannabis is only legal for medicinal use, prices may be determined by regulations specific to medical cannabis.
Strain Potency and Rarity:
- Highly potent strains, like those referred to as “loud weed,” may be priced higher due to their perceived quality and effects.
- Rarity or uniqueness of a strain can also impact its cost.
Method of Consumption:
- Different forms of cannabis products (flower, edibles, concentrates) may have varying price points.
- For example, concentrates or extracts can be more expensive than traditional flower.
Local Market Conditions:
- Prices can vary based on local market conditions, competition among sellers, and the availability of certain strains.
- In regions where cannabis is still illegal, prices on the black market can be influenced by the risks associated with cultivation, distribution, and law enforcement efforts.
It’s important to note that while cannabis may be legal in certain jurisdictions, it may not be legal everywhere
General Legal Categories:
Legal for Recreational Use:
- In some places, cannabis is legal for recreational use. Individuals may be allowed to possess and use cannabis within certain limits.
Legal for Medicinal Use:
- Many regions permit the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes with a prescription or recommendation from a healthcare professional.
- In several countries and regions, cannabis remains illegal for both recreational and medicinal use. Penalties for possession, cultivation, or distribution can vary.
Specific Strain Considerations:
The terms “loud weed,” “beasters,” or other strain names may not have consistent definitions across the cannabis industry, and their use may be more cultural or colloquial.
The legality of specific strains often falls under the broader category of cannabis legality in a given jurisdiction.
How is Loud Weed Made?
Loud weed is a specific strain of marijuana that is grown with care and under specific conditions. Some strains of marijuana also become loud strains due to selective breeding in which high levels of THC are encouraged to develop in the plant.
While loud weed is considered the strong type of marijuana, it is usually made by combining weed with other substances to make it much stronger.
Ingredients and Origin
Loud weed, believed to have originated in Atlanta, Georgia, is named for its strong scent. The term “loud” refers to the strain’s powerful aroma and taste, also known as its “loudness.” This type of weed results from selective breeding, incorporating strains with high THC levels.
Loud weed is not a term for cannabis laced with other drugs; instead, it signifies a robust strain. Varieties include loud scout and loud dream, with an average THC concentration of 26%, making it one of the most potent and costly cannabis strains, typically selling at $800 per ounce.
How Do You Overdose on Loud Weed?
Cannabis, including strains like “loud weed,” has a relatively low toxicity, and a fatal overdose is extremely rare. However, consuming too much cannabis, including highly potent strains, can lead to adverse effects, commonly referred to as “overconsumption” rather than overdose. Symptoms of overconsumption can include increased heart rate, anxiety, paranoia, hallucinations, nausea, and vomiting.
It’s important to note that the term “overdose” is typically associated with substances that can cause life-threatening effects, and cannabis is generally not considered lethal in typical use. However, an excessive intake of cannabis can lead to significant discomfort and temporary impairment.
Here are some considerations to avoid overconsumption or adverse effects:
- Be aware of the potency of the cannabis strain you are using, especially if it is considered “loud” or highly potent.
- Start with a low dose and gradually increase if needed, allowing time for the effects to set in before considering additional consumption.
- Individual tolerance to cannabis varies, and factors such as body weight, metabolism, and prior cannabis use can influence how someone responds to the substance.
Method of Consumption:
- The method of consumption can impact the onset and intensity of effects. Smoking or vaporizing tends to have a faster onset compared to edibles.
- If using edibles, be patient, as the effects can take longer to manifest (often 30 minutes to several hours).
Environment and Set/Setting:
- Consume cannabis in a comfortable and safe environment.
- Being in a positive and relaxed state of mind (set and setting) can influence the overall experience.
If someone experiences symptoms of overconsumption, it’s important to:
- Stay Calm: Panic can exacerbate symptoms.
- Hydrate: Drink water to stay hydrated.
- Rest: Find a quiet and comfortable place to rest.
- Seek Medical Attention if Needed: In severe cases, medical attention may be necessary. Severe anxiety, panic attacks, or persistent vomiting may require medical intervention.
What are the Effects of Loud Weed Overdose?
Like marijuana, it’s possible to overdose on loud weed. A loud weed overdose can occur when an individual ingests or smokes too much. Marijuana is the most commonly chosen illicit drug across the US. Some people smoke it in a cigarette or a pipe, while others make edibles.
The mind-alerting ingredients in loud weed include THC. In fact, loud weed contains more than 26% of THC, the most expensive strain sold on the streets of the US. When marijuana with this high THC concentration enters your body, it gets to your bloodstream and brain and triggers the brain cells known as cannabinoid receptors. Many receptive cells are in the brain responsible for coordination, memory, thinking, and sensory perception.
While marijuana is used to manage certain health conditions, frequent or uncontrollable weed consumption without an expert’s prescription is considered abuse. Loud weed abuse can lead to the following problems.
- Clinical depression
- Panicked or paranoid feelings
- Distort sense of time
- Heighten your senses such as sounds get louder and colors seem brighter
- Effects motor skills
- Sleep issues like sleep apnea, MS, and fibromyalgia
- Irritate and inflame lungs
- Weakens immune system
- Loss of appetite
- Muscles spasms or stiff muscles
- Increase heart rate
What are the Symptoms of Loud Weed Abuse and Addictions?
Loud weed causes several symptoms in your mind and body. Symptoms can vary in every individual based on their genetics. The concentration of marijuana also plays a great role in deciding its effects. Your previous experiences with loud weed can influence your reaction to the drug.
You will experience some symptoms temporarily, while many can impact your life for longer. Long-term symptoms can lead to mental and physical complications. Also, symptoms of loud weed can result in both chronic and occasional uses of the drug. Here are some temporary symptoms:
- Heightened sensation and awareness
- Elevated heart rate
- Mood changes
- Increase appetite
- Decrease concentration
- Decreases coordination
- Difficulty solving problems
- Reduce energy
- Trouble sleeping
- Memory issues
Long-term effects can be serious and lasting, which include:
- Heart issues
- Damage to the lungs
- Learning problems
- Weaker immune system
- Influencing and increasing preexisting conditions of schizophrenia
- Suicidal thoughts
Loud weed use can lead to addiction. The US Department of Health and Human Services indicates that one in 11 marijuana users gets addicted. The difference between addiction and abuse is defined by how often an individual uses weed and how challenging it is for the person to prevent themselves from using it.
Additionally, experts can’t indicate how much use of weed can result in dependence as it varies by person. It’s even possible to become dependent on weed without becoming addicted. Addiction and dependence happen in two different areas of your brain. However, typically, addiction and dependence occur together.
Since a stronger THC level can lead to addiction, using loud weed has more risk of getting addicted. According to experts, addiction can be both psychological and physical. When you get physically addicted, your body craves drugs. In case of psychological addiction, you continuously desire to use marijuana.
Symptoms of loud weed addiction are pretty similar to other types of drug addiction, which include:
- Continued use, even if it starts to damage other areas of life
- Increase tolerance
- Withdraw symptoms
- Disengagement from family and friends
Withdrawal symptoms typically begin after three weeks, which include:
- Weight loss
Is Too Much Loud Weed Dangerous?
Loud weed paired with newer means of ingestion, such as edibles and dabbing, has made marijuana less predictable than the traditional methods of smoking marijuana. Dabbing is smoking a high concentration of wax or hash to achieve an instant high feeling. On the other hand, edibles are food products such as candies with loud weed.
The primary problem in consuming marijuana with these methods is dosages. Overdosing on loud weed through dabbing or edibles can be dangerous as many people can ingest large amounts of this drug without realizing and waiting for its effects. Therefore, loud weed overdose may require immediate attention to prevent causing severe psychological and physical effects.
Treatment of Loud Weed Overdose
If someone is struggling with the abuse of high-potency cannabis strains, often referred to as “loud weed,” it’s important to approach the situation with care and seek professional help. Cannabis use disorder, which includes abuse and dependence on cannabis, can have negative effects on a person’s health and well-being. Here are some potential treatment options for addressing cannabis abuse:
Assessment and Counseling:
- A healthcare professional, such as a psychologist, psychiatrist, or addiction specialist, can conduct a comprehensive assessment to understand the extent of cannabis abuse and its impact on the individual’s life.
- Individual or group counseling sessions can help address underlying issues contributing to substance abuse and develop coping strategies.
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and motivational enhancement therapy (MET) are effective in treating cannabis use disorder.
- Behavioral therapies focus on identifying and changing negative patterns of thinking and behavior related to substance abuse.
- Participation in support groups, such as Marijuana Anonymous or other addiction recovery groups, can provide a sense of community and encouragement.
- Sharing experiences with others facing similar challenges can be beneficial.
- Involving family members in therapy can help address family dynamics and provide a supportive environment for recovery.
- Motivational interviewing techniques can help individuals explore their own reasons for change and enhance their motivation to reduce or quit cannabis use.
- While there are currently no FDA-approved medications specifically for cannabis use disorder, some medications may be used off-label to address specific symptoms or co-occurring mental health issues.
Inpatient or Outpatient Rehabilitation:
- Depending on the severity of cannabis abuse and its impact on daily functioning, individuals may enter inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation programs.
Education and Skill-Building:
- Providing education about the effects of cannabis abuse and teaching coping skills can empower individuals to make healthier choices.
Seeking Treatment? We Can Help!
Loud weed overdose can impact your health. Therefore, it’s important to only consume it if your doctor prescribes it. If you notice any signs of getting addicted to it, consult California Prime Recovery immediately. We offer several treatment methods based on your situation. Our rehabilitation process can help you withdraw loud weed without impacting by its withdrawing effects. So, consult our experts if you notice any signs of addiction or abuse. Call us at 866-208-2390