The frenzy over Cannabis Hyperemesis Syndrome

Cannabis Patients Alliance


I’ve been watching all the frenzy about a report that came out last week on Cannabis Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS) saying that they’ve discovered some new mystery disease in legal marijuana states. Oh, the humanity!

What is Cannabis Hyperemesis Syndrome? Leafly explains that the acute phase of the illness is characterized by an intensification of effects and unique behaviors like persistent nausea and vomiting that can last for hours at a time, abdominal pain, dehydration and habitual bathing and/or showering.

Before continuing, there are a few points to understand:

  1. This is not something new. CHS was first described back in 2004.
  2. CHS is very rare. Millions of people admit to using cannabis, and yet reports of CHS are few.
  3. This seems to be showing up more in newly legalized states. In Colorado, people are more comfortable admitting to using cannabis without the fear of retribution.
  4. Most sufferers report that the symptoms go…

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