6 Instagram Accounts to Curb A Cannabis Induced Freak Out

You’ve probably heard the argument that the weed we’re consuming today is far stronger than what our parents were toking on in the Summer of Love. It’s true that many cannabis cultivars today are deliberately bred to be highly potent in cannabinoids like THC, so it’s certainly a plausible theory, but the truth is we really have no way of knowing exactly how much stronger the weed of today really is.

What we do know, is that our understanding of the plant has grown exponentially since the times of ‘reefer madness’. And while we’ve thoroughly debunked the idea that cannabis will fry your brain, make you crazy, and turn you into a murderous nymphomaniac, it is widely accepted that in large doses - read high levels of THC - cannabis has the potential to induce paranoia and anxiety, among other undesirable effects, from time to time.

It’s important to remember that cannabis is very safe for consumption and as the famous philosopher, Seneca, once said, “we are more frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than reality.” So whether you consider yourself a rookie or an enthusiast, here are six instagram accounts to help distract you, if and when your session takes a turn for the worse.


A famous American writer once said that ‘music is, to me, proof of the existence of God’. With that in mind, we recommend you browse through this eclectic collection of videos that feature musical performances from accomplished musicians and street musicians alike. Put on a pair of headphones and get lost in a world of musical bliss.

@Rumi Quotes

Rumi, the 13th century Persian poet, is considered one of the most popular poets of all time. He is best known for writing on topics of love, beauty and companionship. His poems are short, clear and direct, and reading just a few lines could help steer your ship out of choppy waters.


Ok, this one has the potential to go both ways as most of the characters in these clips are engaged in predatory, coercive behaviour. The good news is, it’s just classic cartoon clips where the good guy always wins.

@The Dodo:

Everyone loves a good success story. Dodo features tales of inspirational people and animals that will leave you feeling all fuzzy and warm. This account shows us that pets are part of our lives for one reason only - to make us happy.

@Laugh Factory:

Who better to turn to than those who make laughter their profession. Laugh factory shows snippets of some of the funniest stand up comedy bits. This one’s a great way to turn a bad experience into a good one, and quickly! After all, laughter is the best medicine.  


If cartoons, music, poetry, pets or laughter don’t do the trick for you then maybe you are in need of a cosmic intervention. Watch these stunning images of the earth, neighbouring planets and faraway galaxies, as the ultimate distraction. As a bonus, it’s nice to be reminded every now and again of the vast expanse that is this universe to really put things into perspective.