More Weird Cannabis Stories

Something’s obviously going on with people’s central nervous systems and/or gastrointestinal tracts, but nobody seems to have a clear picture of what that might be.

Leading off, an update on that bizarre Cannabis Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS).

Uncontrollable vomiting due to marijuana use on rise, study finds

In case you weren’t aware of it, CHS is a medical phenomenon that affects a minority of chronic users. Its principal feature is intense vomiting. Victims commonly self-treat with hot showers, which provides some relief. No idea why that works, or how well.

Anyway, a precise cause has yet to be identified. It’s ironic that cannabis is also commonly employed to suppress nausea in some patients who are undergoing chemotherapy. It happens to be one of only a few recognized medical uses. So why would cannabis use appear to have the opposite effect on other users? Something’s obviously wrong with people’s central nervous systems and/or gastrointestinal tracts, but no one seems to have a clear picture of what that might be. Stay tuned, I guess.

I’d never heard of CHS or indeed, anything vaguely resembling it, until reports...

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More Weird Cannabis Stories

Something’s obviously going on with people’s central nervous systems and/or gastrointestinal tracts, but nobody seems to have a clear picture of what that might be.

More Weird Cannabis Stories

Something’s obviously going on with people’s central nervous systems and/or gastrointestinal tracts, but nobody seems to have a clear picture of what that might be.

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