“However, a recent clinical trial reported that hemp seed pills improved constipation symptoms among patients with functional constipation, suggesting that the summative effect of the separate cannabinoids in the marijuana plant might have a unique effect on bowel motility.” TheFreshToast.com, a U.S. lifestyle site, that contributes lifestyle content and, with their partnership with 600,000 physicians via Skipta, medical marijuana information to The GrowthOp. Want to keep up to date on what’s happening in the world of cannabis? Subscribe to the Cannabis Post newsletter for weekly insights into the industry, what insiders will be talking about and content from across the Postmedia Network. These Warning Signs Could Mean You’ve Overdosed on Marijuana.
Since many states have now legalized recreational marijuana use, many more people are now comfortable lighting up (or at least, they’re admitting it more often). And while smoking or ingesting pot is considered safer than alcohol consumption, that doesn’t mean it is without potentially harmful side effects. While the common belief is that it’s impossible to overdose on marijuana, as it turns out, that may not be true. While no one has ever died from too much marijuana, it’s definitely possible to have too much. Here’s how to tell when it’s time to put down the pipe (or the brownies). According to Leaf Science, dizziness is a common symptom of heavy marijuana use. If you start to feel dizzy or disoriented, sit down, sip some water, and wait it out. The weed will leave your system eventually, but the dizziness can last quite awhile.
Next: Marijuana is sometimes used to ease anxiety, but sometimes it backfires. For some people, any amount of marijuana causes anxiety — but for others, it can actually help alleviate it. But one sure sign that you’ve smoked too much pot is suddenly feeling very anxious. Unfortunately, much like dizziness, all you can is wait it out. Next: If your heart is racing, it’s time to stop smoking. Woman with chest pain | SIphotography/iStock/Getty Images. Marijuana can increase your heart rate, and a racing heart is a definite sign you should slow down. TCH makes your blood vessels expand, which can lower your blood pressure and cause your heart to speed up to compensate. If you have a history of heart troubles, you may want to stay away from cannabis entirely. Person having a seizure | Martinbowra/Getty Images. The good news is, you’ll have to ingest a lot of marijuana for this to happen. The bad news is that too much can, in fact, cause uncontrollable shaking and even seizures. If this happens, someone should call 911 immediately. Next: This is a terrifying sign you’ve overindulged. Woman hallucinating | KatarzynaBialasiewicz/Getty Images. This is terrifying, and it happens most often when the potency is stronger than the smoker expected. Legalization has helped this become less common since the strains are more regulated and labeled. Next: Cannabis is used to treat nausea, but sometimes it can cause it. Woman throwing up | LarsZahnerPhotography/Getty Images. While marijuana is often used medically to combat nausea, if you have too much of it, it can actually lead to nausea and vomiting. Fortunately, these effects are typically short-lived and will leave your system as the THC does. Whether you’re a regular stoner or a first time smoker, ingesting too much is possible, even though marijuana has better labels now.
Since smoking too much is not a life or death emergency (unless, as mentioned above, you’re having heart palpitations and sweating), treating marijuana intoxication is typically a waiting game. Get to a comfortable environment, preferably with someone who is capable of taking care of you. One night in 2005, at a party at my house, two things happened: I had a single toke from a joint, and a friend introduced me to her new boyfriend. For most people this confluence of events would be no problem, but my body was not having it. As my friend's boyfriend dribbled on about his adventures in Peru, his fluffy hair began to morph and swirl. Then his voice started piping down through a tiny hole in the roof, then.
That was the first time it happened, but soon enough it became apparent that this was my fate. I could not inhale marijuana—not even a little bit, not even sans alcohol—without blacking out. Is my constitution so delicate, just a whiff of weed requires its total shut-down?