by Seshata on 13/03/2015 | Consumption

Top 5 signs you’ve used too much cannabis

Too much cannabis Cannabis is a remarkably non-toxic substance, but it is very easy to take too much cannabis. The after-effects of doing so can be unpleasant and worrying, particularly for inexperienced users. Here, we describe the warning signs of overconsumption of cannabis.


1. Too much cannabis can cause White-out/blood-sugar drop

Cannabis use is well-known to have an effect on blood sugar levels; for inexperienced users, this effect can be dramatic, and can result in a drop in blood sugar levels that may lead to weakness, sickness or even temporary unconsciousness. This phenomenon is typically known as a “white-out” (or “green-out” in the U.S.), due to the dramatic pallor (paleness) seen in those affected.

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What to do?
If symptoms of low blood sugar are experienced immediately following consumption of cannabis, providing a sugary drink or snack is a quick and effective remedy. Even if loss of consciousness occurs, this typically lasts just a few seconds, and unless injury has been sustained (such as by falling), the individual should experience no long-term ill effects.

The affected individual should be helped into a sitting position and provided with a sugary drink or snack, and should remain seated until any feelings of shakiness or dizziness have passed. Providing more substantial food within an hour of such episodes will also help to maintain blood sugar.

2. Shakiness/tremors

Although (medicinal) cannabis is proving to be an invaluable treatment for tremor-causing illnesses such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease, some individuals actually find that use of cannabis causes tremors in its own right. While there do not appear to be any formal studies into this phenomenon, there is abundant anecdotal evidence of individuals consuming cannabis before being afflicted with shaking and tremors, which usually lasts just seconds but can endure for up to half an hour. It is possible that cannabis causes tremors due to the stimulating effect of THC on the central nervous system, or via an interaction with the dopaminergic signalling system.

What to do?
Somewhat similarly, individuals who have become dependent on cannabis may experience withdrawal symptoms when attempting to cease use; as well as feelings of irritability, nausea and sleeplessness, some also experience tremors of the extremities (i.e. the hands and feet). It is important to remember that, while the withdrawal symptoms of THC are far less severe and protracted than with heroin or alcohol, it is still possible to become dependent on it. To avoid this, taking regular tolerance breaks is essential.

3. Cotton-mouth because of too much cannabis

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Experiencing a dry mouth and throat after cannabis use is extremely common, and often it does not take much cannabis to induce this effect. However, during a heavy session, the dry-mouth effect can often increase until it becomes extremely unpleasant, to the point that even drinking water or other beverages makes little difference.

Cannabis causes users to experience cotton-mouth due to the presence of cannabinoid receptors type 1 & 2 in the submandibular glands (which produce 60-67% of an individual’s saliva). Cannabinoid agonists such as THC bind to the glandular receptors and block the action of saliva-inducing compounds such as norepinephrine and methacholine, leading to a decrease in the secretion of saliva.

What to do?
If experiencing unpleasant cotton-mouth, remaining hydrated will mitigate the issue to some extent. For more complete relief, using a demulcent (a substance that coats a mucous membrane with a moist ‘film’) designed for oral use should suffice. Many different prescription medications can cause users to experience dry mouth, so there are numerous products commercially available to combat the problem.

4. Paranoia

Paranoia and anxiety are two common side-effects of acute cannabis intoxication. Although they typically reduce in severity as the user’s tolerance increases, some individuals may find these symptoms become chronic and increasingly problematic.

Not every cannabis user is affected in this manner—in fact, research suggests that if an individual is anxious, depressed or suffering from low self-esteem prior to using cannabis, they are more likely to experience paranoia following consumption of cannabis. However, THC does have a part to play in heightening these emotions—in a study conducted on 121 participants aged 21-50, in which one third were administered with placebo and two-thirds with THC, 30% of the placebo group experienced paranoia compared to 50% of the THC group. The study also found that feelings of paranoia gradually reduced as THC was metabolised and left the bloodstream.

What to do?
If experiencing paranoia following use of cannabis, be sure to leave a significant length of time before next attempting to use it, and lower the dose to remain within comfortable limits. Ensuring that surroundings are comfortable and stress-free, and that one’s emotional state is calm and at-ease, should also go a long way towards mitigating feelings of paranoia.

5. Psychosis

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Psychosis is a broad term that can mean anything from mild disturbances to everyday behaviours and thought patterns, all the way to extreme sensory and behavioural dysfunction. It is a general term, and typically infers a loss of contact with reality.

Due to misunderstandings and inconsistencies as to how the term is applied, there remains much confusion over the existence of cannabis-induced psychosis, with some studies finding that it does not exist and others finding that it does. Others suggest that cannabis does not cause psychosis in its own right, but may act as a trigger for underlying psychotic conditions such as schizophrenia.

Whatever the correct term for the phenomenon is, there certainly appears to be a set of similar symptoms that affect certain people after prolonged, heavy use of cannabis. As well as paranoia, these symptoms can include extreme social anxiety, panic attacks, and even delusions (irrational beliefs, such as the belief that everyone “sees” one’s discomfort in a social setting, are very common). Typically, these symptoms reduce in severity and ultimately disappear within a few weeks or months of ceasing cannabis use, although in some individuals, they may be the prelude to persistent or recurrent psychological difficulties.

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Craig

Why write about the symptoms of a whitie? Utterly pointless it causes no harm. The psychosis part is untrue aswell as patients with psychosis and schizophrenia can use cannabis to battle the hallucinations. REPORT SOME REAL SHIT

14/03/2015

Dan

It's like anything. Take or ingest too much and you get messed up.

12/05/2016

You're Wrong

Cannabis has been linked to schizophrenia and psychosis. Do some research before being a prick next time.

04/06/2016

IT Consultant Guy

Wow.

We get it: you probably love/sell cannabis and don't want any negative publicity about it. But this is SENSISEEDS giving the info, you dolt!

They're trying to help you. Trust someone that's smoked no less than an 1/8/day for over 15 years. The shakiness/anxiety comes at you from OUT OF NOWHERE.

THC build-up is what I'd like to think causes this. I've had to stop smoking, although I still really benefit from the head-change, because of the shakiness I am experiencing now.

09/07/2016

Stephanie

Not true, Craig. Marijuana causes psychosis in people already predisposed to it and worsens schizophrenia. My friend had a psychotic break after smoking pot and then almost killed herself as a result.

03/09/2016

Jessica Elmes

Im just saying . that this is all 100 % true because i myself and my father has gone thru the same issues yes the psychosis is very very true . but not common this is for people who have smoked for years every morning every night, before work after work like a ciguaratte its addicting honey.

17/11/2016

Travis

All these are possible, cause it may not affect you in some ways doesn't mean its doesn't exist

10/12/2016

Michael

As a new medicinal user, I experienced a "whitie" just last week and had no idea what was happening. I got extremely dizzy, weak and started vomitting after I went to the floor. Sure, I thought that maybe I did have a little to much but I wasn't sure and I definitely didn't know what a whitie was or what it felt like. I was left wondering if I had some sort of other medical condition that appeared while taking my medicinal cannabis. After reading these articles, I understand now what happened to me, and what to do in order to prevent it next time. So, I was thankful someone took the time to explain what can happen and what it feels like.

27/12/2016

MIndy

Well Craig

I wanted you to know that the Psychosis part is very true. You should do a web search. Some people are unable to use MJ and have been hospitalized because it caused Pschosis. I know this because I am the mother of one of these people and it was for sure some REAL SHIT. It took months for my teenager to come back. The first time he didn't even know his own name for months and we thoght he would be in that state for the rest of his life. The second time 3 years later he was in the hospital for a month. We now know it is only MJ that causes this. It is a genetic problem shared by his father. I also have two friends who have phychois guess what? One can use it to regulate vocies and hallucinations and the other can't because it makes it worst. Everyone is different so learn before you get so negative. This ws a great summary of possible effects.

06/01/2017

Drew

I'm a schitz and I use cannabis every day to battle auditory hallucinations as well as minor visuals. I can say for sure it makes a night and day difference.

22/01/2017

Matt

Craig,

I am an avid user of cannabis and have been for a good few years now. Where you are right in the sense of it not being harmful directly. But cannabis has been linked to psychosis. It doesn't directly cause it but can help on triggering an episode as it induces paranoia among other things that could result in someone "freaking-out". I'm a firm believer that if you're headstrong you can overcome most instances where you are experiencing psychosis. I've nearly got myself into a pickle with much stronger psychoactive substances than weed. But every time my mind has been strong enough to realise that what's happening isn't reality. But I suffer from slight tremors in my hands constantly and they usually increase in amount when I take cannabis. it's nothing that can't be dealt with but you can't just disagree with something based on your opinion. You're entitled to have it but that doesn't make others wrong and it doesn't make you right

26/01/2017

Lisa

This is for Craig.

Sorry, dude, you have it wrong. Being in the cannabis industry in a legal state, we see this all the time. That is why we recommend CBD's. It's the antidote for too much THC.

As I type, my son is going through this. Last month, his THC level just got too high (no pun intended). We started seeing social anxiety disorder, low self-esteem, fears and tears.

Yesterday, we increased his CBD's in pill form (CBD's in coconut oil). We will be adding a tincture, and he is cutting way back on the THC, until we can adjust and get him back to normal.

As soon as the CBD's activated in his system, he was back to his normal happy, intelligent, articulate, creating self.

So, there you have it, personally and professionally.

Rock on!

26/03/2017

anon

Actually Craig, weed can trigger underlying psychological issues as well as cause the user to develop psychosis. Not everyone is gonna have that happen. most of my family smokes weed and are fine, except my brother actually did develop a weed induced psychosis. It may be rare but it is very real.

05/04/2017

Joey Hinkson

Thanks for your great feedback buddy

22/04/2017

Malachi Brewer

This is all true, all of it is uncommon for the most part, but I experience psychosis every time I smoke now.

I smoked pot for years and have only had paranoia and anxiety every great while, but one day I took a single bong hit and went to smoke a cigarette.

I spent well over a year calling it an "awake" seizure and nobody believed me.

I basically lost all motor skills (talking etc) then everythingv turned yellow and bright then I woke up with my head between 2 bars on a stair railing.

Supposedly I stated screaming for help, fell down, rolled over on MY hands and knees and started headbutting the ground then tried to throw myself over the railing but then fell unconscious and got My head stuck.

When I came out of it I was in a severe "white out" and blind, so my friends dragged me into their house and force fed me plain sugar noodles, bread and sugar water.

I still try pot about once or twice a month and its been two years and it'll never be the same, I always start panicking might be because I've lost my tolerance or my body goes into shock now, I'll never know

I honestly wish I could keep smoking it but why do some substance that your body won't allow?

(If you were wondering, this IS ALL true and I have no known mental conditions)

26/05/2017

Daina

That's not true. My daughter's boyfriend grew it hydroponically. They both used it every night. After a few months, my daughter went crazy, & was locked up. Was diagnosed with Paranoid Schizophrenia. When released, she used it again. Doctors never told her cannabis could do it. After heavy use, she went crazy again, & readmitted with acute Psychosis. It starts with spiteful words, then rages, then Psychosis. Now she's on Psych meds permanently. Stronger people can use more cannabis without ill effects, for a much longer period, but WILL manifest in the future. Just recently, a father killed his 7 month baby while under the influence of Cannabis. A mother killed her 8 children. Churches which practice Deliverance of evil spirits, can tell one volumes about what Cannabis does

28/05/2017

Anonymous

I've actually been hospitalized for engesting too much oil and was diagnosed with psychosis. Unfortunately true.

31/05/2017

Luke

Careful brother. Your talking too much sense on a page clearly designed to misinform and simplify things. You'll have the internet police after you.

31/05/2017

Erick

Weed CAN cause psychosis, it is rare but if you smoked at a young age like me you can be at bad risk also because thc causes development problems, I have psychosis from weed but it is NOT caused by it. THC causes dissociation and CAN cause hallucinations since it gives you a boost of dopamine and DOPAMINE CAUSES HALLUCIONATIONS so ANY drug can cause psychosis in people who are depressed and or stressed. I've been smoking since I was 12. It started around 15 when I was smoking close to an ounce a day (shitty homegrown) and I started getting really paranoid about past conflicts in my childhood and I still can't leave my house. It's hard to explain. But you can tell you have psychosis if you smoke a bit and your speech doesn't make sense or other thought disorders. Seriously look it up.

12/06/2017

Rose

Thank you for a very good article. I've noticed anxiety with edibles, especially with high CBD, and perhaps they are simply too strong for me. I will try a lower dose, and look for a sweet spot where the arthritis gets some anti-inflammatory without the side effects.

28/06/2017

Jack

Everyone experiences everything differently. The Psychosis is true because when blue got high he always had these delusions that everyone didn't enjoy his presence and made false accusations the way people acted.

03/07/2017

Kathy

This kind of piece is exactly what is needed at this point. I live in California, where recreational use will take effect on January 1st. This is a new frontier, folks, and we need some information about how marijuana CAN affect people so choices for good health can be made.

12/07/2017

Dominique

What the hell is a "whitie'? and obviously marijuana can have bad side effects if you take too much; this article isn't saying weed is bad and to not use it; its saying what could happen if you take too much.

13/07/2017

JRo

Hey, genius, one symptom doesn't fit all. Just because YOU don't experience certain side effects, doesn't mean someone else doesn't. When I was given too much, I had each of these side effects. Do some research.

08/08/2017

Nick Monro

Only less that 45% of people who try weed feel these feelings of dying & stomach cramps, hearing their blood ryshing through their bodys, headache, sweats, dizzyness etc & other ill feelings only because of 1 or 2 reasons, . . . .
1)If they are trying it for the first time or the first time in a long time & they have a bit too much
OR
2) A small persentage of people ARE HAVING A ALLERGIC REACTION.
I am allergic to weed & get these reactions & ill feelings everytime i have tried to smoke weed & i have tried it alot, & i get the same sick, dying feelings everytime

20/08/2017

Jo

How is this untrue Craig? Just because you are lucky enough not to experience something like it, does not mean it's not a true issue. I have a friend who was in a very difficult home situation, talked down on himself and all the talents he had because it wasnt something his parents understood. Next to that, they believed him to be weird, even though he was very bright, a great artist and just an amazing person. He started using weed, and instead of using it recreationally it became a way to get away of all the negativity. He ended up in a psychosis.

And I myself, used weed daily for years to get away from all sorta of effects and emotional distress i was experiencing due to a post traumatic stress syndrome, now i am struggling with a burn out, and on top of that I have withdrawal anxiety issues even though I have been sober for a month.

I believe it has to do with your mental state, your brain chemistry. THC works on your brain, and it depends what kind of balance is already there. If you have any sort of mental issue, you should not do weed. Period, it will only fuck you up. And this is coming from a former happy stoner. So stop making ignorant comments just because you don't want to believe it could be bad for you. Because it can, and denying that fact makes you more vulnerable for actually having to deal with negative effects yourself.

Self awareness is key. Know yourself and why you use. If it is daily, and by yourself, it is highly likely you are surpressing aspect of yourself, and you really shouldn't be doing it at all.

Recreationally and with friends, a few times a month tops, its great! Good fun and mind expanding 😊

04/10/2017

Xeno

Um, lol, you're obviously not diabetic, if you are under the mistaken impression that referencing a 'whitie' is 'utterly pointless', because it 'causes no harm'. Perhaps you are thinking of a simple 'fainting' episode, and considering it harmless, without much forethought. However, should you lose consciousness and experience a car crash, or even a severe concussion due to falling and bouncing your skull off the concrete (something I've had happen personally from plummeting blood sugar, in the past), then you might be of a different opinion, heh =P. Furthermore, that's not even taking into consideration the possible diabetic coma of an actual diabetic who might experience a white-out, if they didn't realize to take the proper precautions, so contrary to your sentiments, I feel including 'whities' in the discussion is incredibly pertinent, and something more folks should be made aware of, particularly diabetics who may also enjoy cannabis.
Sheesh, I'm just still totally blown away by the notion that allowing your blood sugar levels to take a precipitous enough drops to cause momentary losses of consciousness, which might render one susceptible to an accident or significant head trauma, would count as worth mentioning, or 'real shit', in your words, lol, =P.

06/10/2017

Gaby

It's completely true. Cannabis has general effects but it varies from person to person. I can personally say psychosis and paranoia are real after-affects. I was indeed inexperienced.

17/10/2017

BJ

Learn to type

29/10/2017

Adam

Wow you have anger issues. You actually got mad at this person for writing this? And YES bud you smoke to much

04/11/2017

Sierra

Actually my friend had a white out so bad she started seizing. I’ve had a couple white outs they aren’t fun so how is it harmless. Also I’ve been a daily smoker for the past two years now but I have to quit due to it inducing extreme anxiety and delusions that have a hold of me even when I’m sober. It gives me intense panic attacks now too. Everyone is different.

07/12/2017

Steven Riscards

Craig. You are doper, and always be a doper. I.m sorry your family is happy with you discussion to be an a-hole--sorry for them.

08/12/2017

I've seen cannabis induced psychosis. And quoting out sucks. It happened to me when I was 13 and no idea what was happening... don't be an ass.

Ok

11/12/2017

Nigga, i been smoking 25%-30% THC since moving to Denver every day for 6 months and it just caught up with me yesterday. This shit will nauseate you too.

I think it will ruin you after 35 years.

19/12/2017

Patrick

Psychosis is real when taking weed.
I’ve had it happen.
I’m normal before smoking but after for a few days I’m crazy. Very crazy the day of.
I’m not taking any more weed, from a store in approved states or friend.

07/01/2018

Natalia

Actually this information is useful and needs to be out there. The other day I had an edible that had way to muuch in there and I had a horrible experience. At first my muscles couldnt respond but after a while I started having muscle spasms in my legs and arms and couldnt stop moving my head either. It was like being trapped in my own body and was definitely horrible. I almost went to the hospital because I legit thought I was dying but thanks to the info posted online I knew I just had to ride it out for a couple of hours and literally 2hs later it went away. I was still groggy but I had control of my body. So yeah, it’s good to put the info out there. Weed is great but you can have too much of it.

02/02/2018

bryAB

IF I DONT WHITE OUT FIRST HIT AND SWEAT I DONT WANNA SMOKE IT REAL TALK

04/03/2018

unknown

you're wrong. all I have to say

08/03/2018

Emily

I just had an overdose last night. It was pretty scary. First time trying it, too. If the possibility of overdose was spoken of more, I would have gone in to the situation with a better understanding. If it weren't for this post, i may have not understood what happoened to me. Please, stop pretending that marijuana has no side effects, please.

08/03/2018

Dustin

This is real shit. I have been smoking every single day for 15 years and i have recently taken breaks and it is obvious that this is very real shit.

09/03/2018

Eric

It does not sound like you've ever experienced cannabis-induced psychosis, but I have twice and it is very real. That said, I think blanket labelling anything as "good" or "bad" for a condition is ridiculously arrogant and self-centric way of perceiving reality. Even for someone affected by cannabis-induced psychosis, cannabis use is not necessarily a "bad" thing unless they can't keep it under control.

For me it triggered some hyper-religiosity toned psychosis based on a belief system I was raised on as a child that made no sense to me. It was extremely disruptive in all facets of my life. Now that I've recovered it was good therapy. I am able to partake of cannabis now that this psychological itch had been scratched and it now feels like medication since I have a basis of reality that makes sense to me to return to. With the psychosis my high allowed me to experience things that were artificially more amazing than they were in everyday reality and I rejected reality in order to hold onto some beliefs that mattered more to me.

At the time it was very scary and finding sites on the internet that told me it was normal and okay helped me. Based upon your passion, I don't think it is right for you to espouse your opinion on a topic that you are not experientially capable of speaking on.

In conclusion, in my narrow and personal understanding, cannabis does not seem to cause psychosis, but instead provides the fuel needed, for someone who is predisposed, to blast off to realities unknown.

Final thought: If you currently are in a place where you are reading this looking for some hint that will connect and lead on a new path, know this, the gift to be able to see beyond the veil may or may not be real, but your experience is your own personal proof. That said, no matter what, the world is still there and can't be manifested away anymore than it could manifest you away. Make sure to take care of your fundamental needs like food, shelter and happiness and do this as part of the "common reality" we live in. Keep in mind that while you may be able to differentiate between an idea and a fact, many people interpret science as fact instead of a collaborative collection of ideas. You can always escape into the playground of your mind where you can define reality however you would like, but don't you want your playground to have, toys, excitement, entertainment, etc? If you do, then put in the time and effort to keep your "life" stable so you can enjoy your "reality" however you wish.

Reality is the playground and your mind is how you augment it, just make sure that you take care of your vessel or its game over and optionally try again (once again, not a truth, but something I choose to believe because primarily, I can, and two because it makes me happy to believe this.)

Take care and be safe out there.

20/03/2018

stoner

bro its not a lie im a witness . everyone can't stone out it will fuck with you if your brain can't handle it

11/04/2018

Opaso

I have taken too much and now I am so paranoid and I have totally escape all of the reality i should accept.

18/04/2018

Todd

How exactly do you know, been reading other web sources???
Weed increases a thought pattern ripple effect and increases thought production (creativity) Theres proof that it causes these illnesses so I doubt it helps to reduce psychosis and schizophrenia.

30/04/2018

TJ

You got it, Craig. I get so angry when you family doctor tried to give you the standard cannabis propaganda. The argument is tired.

11/05/2018

Private

Whitie? And wth is that supposed to mean?

14/05/2018

Pompano Patty

While visiting Amsterdam where the marijuana was much stronger than what is available in the US I never once saw someone passed out like the drunk guy in first picture... It sounds like a written updated version of Reefer Madness meant to scare people. May I ask, do you ever drink alcohol? Remember this..... Alcohol kills and weed heals

14/03/2015

myname

i must say that it is true....i had this problem when i started smoking .every now and then i had to lay down and sometimes i had to spend hours to get back on my feet...i wasnt eating well that period since i was working lots of hours as a waiter (12+) and had no time for proper meals and when i would light a joint i become a ghost 8))) there was no way i could raise my head up or try to walk ...

31/03/2016

Dan

The typical stoner's reply. Ooh! Alcohol! Alcohol! Don't ingest too much of anything and it won't hurt you. Too much makes you sick, dummy.

12/05/2016

Dan

Are you really that ignorant? Smoke 5 fatties a day and get back to me in a year. I got on here because I have a good friend that is psychotic from smoking too much dope. Don't tell me what it doesn't do.

12/05/2016

Scarlet Palmer

Hi Pompano Patty,

Thank you for your comment. Having lived in Amsterdam since 1998, and worked in the centre for the entire time (including seven years in a coffeeshop) I can assure you that people having a 'whitey', feeling sick, dizzy, paranoid, and sometimes vomiting, is still a sadly all too common occurrence. The man in the first picture isn't drunk; he's experiencing blood sugar drop.

This article is not meant to scare people, it is intended to forewarn them of possible side effects. Experimenting with any drug without informing yourself about what it does is not sensible.

Three weeks ago I stopped to help some Hungarian tourists who had called an ambulance because one of them (a man in his 50s) was having a whitey and they did not know what was happening. He had not even been smoking, he was sitting in the middle of the group who were smoking in a coffeeshop. They were understandably really worried.

Alcohol can kill, cannabis can heal, and either can make you vomit in the street if you overindulge. We aim to provide unbiased information about cannabis, not evangelize about it.

With best wishes,

Scarlet

13/05/2016

Scott

So the "whitey" symptoms are very real but only now do I realise what happened to me. The second time I smoked I also had a few drinks. I stood up and went to the bathroom.. I was rather high.. my buddy is far more experienced than I was and I followed his lead.

I got to the washroom.. took a leak.. zipped.. annnnd found myself on the floor with him barging in asking if I was ok.

Turns out I passed out! First time in my life and it wasn't from the couple of drinks I'd had for sure. I figured I had smoked too much and it's never happened since.. but it was scary at the time.

Other than a few bruises there were no lasting effects.

Everything in moderation and I highly recommend a week long break at least once a month.

12/01/2017

Jenna marks

I've passed out three times due to smoking weed.

20/02/2017

Glenn Simister

Probably the most frank,uncomplicated,honest and genuinely informative article about cannabis I have ever read.

14/03/2015

el_tabarnaco

Nice, i just understood why 7 years ago when i starded smoking weed i often had to sit down sweating because i was dizzy and hot. Thanks guys it's good to know that it was caused by low blood sugar. I'm glad that this symptom did'nt last long, i quickly became a heavy smoker and got really used to weed and i never felt dizzy smoking weed since then.

14/03/2015

Luke

Literally all of this seems ridiculous to me. I've been smoking consistently for over 17 years, and not once have I experienced any of these symptoms. In terms of paranoia, legalization would eradicate this as there wouldn't be any reason to be afraid, which in itself undermines the definition of paranoia.

14/03/2015

RealTalk

You wait until your life becomes more stressful.......you will find yourself worrying about family, work life, health & friends every time you smoke.

31/05/2017

Christina

I was safe as I could be in a stoner's house with my best friend and people who were used to dealing with the severe paranoia of others. I was severely paranoid that I was dying, that I had to figure out how to stay alive, how to stop my racing thoughts, that everyone hated me, and just the inability to stop the thoughts from coming. I also felt as if I wasn't in my body even though I was controlling it. I spent the night chanting, "the key to life is caring and not caring" and other similar phrases that began with, "the key to life." No matter what anyone said or did I would say one of my 5 phrases (time, dancing, caring and not caring, being embarrassed, being insecure). Eventually my friends walked me to their dorm/suite and I laid down continuing to chant. Eventually they all went to sleep and ignored me and I went to sleep.

26/09/2017

Barbarella a.k.a. The Mad Cat Lady

Thanks for the tip about the cotton mouth. That is one awful side effect I really hate! Will go and see if I can get one of those "demulcents" at our chemist.... :)

15/03/2015

Mickeyo

Hi Barbarella,
I can’t STAND the cotton mouth either! It’s just awful. I can’t even speak, it’s so dry!
I find the frozen fruit bars to be very helpful when it’s bad.
The demulcent you need is “BIOTENE” It comes in a bottle like mouthwash and also has a 1.5 oz bottle that sprays , that you can carry w you! It’s been a life saver when I’m out and about !
Best wishes to you

29/03/2018

moondad

my pot peeve---misplacing stuff---aaarrrgh!

17/03/2015

mark johndel pacis

i experience a dry throat and a little bit anxiety when i'm using that herb the good thing that i get from that herb is when your making an essay you know i feel that my brain is like a machine there so many ideas that comes out its pretty cool it can help your boredom in school we smoke a herb at the comfort room before going to our class .

20/03/2015

peter hill

i really enjoy reading your article a really good read and very intresting

04/05/2015

Todd Hasson

Bullseye!! You've got it all right. People are in denial and are not ready for the truth. Their loss!!!

28/07/2015

Singh

I think this article is for the fair skinned
Please don't take me in a racist way I have friends of all shades and I am myself brown however I have noticed the ones with blue eyes do suffer from these symptoms now the blue eyes are a lot higher in fair skinned and that is because of the lack of melanin content
It may be that the lack of melanin could lead to higher chances of or successeptability of paranoia
It's just what I have felt
I have occasionally used cannabis and regularly in uni. However have been off it for a few years now but my experience is that yes it does get you high but it is a medicine in the sense that it gets you off of other addictions makes you think and eventually gets you off itself too. I have seen that time and again and at least in 10s of my friends. Again none of us had any underlying mental issues I would assume as we are all earning well, home owners and looking forward to raising excellent kids.
This is my 2 cents worth

27/08/2015

Trich

This article just saved me a lot of tears. My dad started using canabis oil because he has level 4 colon cancer,and today he had all those symptoms. We thought the cancer has spread to his brain....lol. Thank God for the person who wrote this. Now we understand.

06/10/2015

Mark

Hi my mums got colon cancer, also trying her on the oil and she's paranoid as hell; hope your dad made it

16/06/2016

Vlad

The article was a great read. Now i know.

30/03/2016

True Chronic Marijuana Withdrawals

No one knows what true Heavy-use Chronic Marijuana Withdrawals are, because no one smokes/smoked as much as me, not even the smartest scientists and doctors who studied 'heavy-use chronic smokers' would ever understand true Withdrawals. It is worse than Alcohol withdrawals and poisoning, I've been through many bad alcohol poisonings and withdrawals, and those were nothing compared to my marijuana withdrawals after smoking 9 years, 12 to 20 grams a day, bong, joints, party bowl pipes, and the most effective smoking method of all smoking methods, Screenless smoking on Small KeyChain/KeyRing pipes. Oh boy, smoking Screenless on KeyChain/KeyRing pipes, is the most harsh and effective way to get stoned, more stoned than Dabs alone. One hit from a KeyChain pipe for the heaviest of the heaviest smokers will always get ripped, paranoid, bombed, whatever you want to call it, seriously more effective than Dabs. No one knows what a KeyChain pipe is, because all of you smoke on worthless bongs, Dabs, joints, party bowls and waste all that THC on smoking methods that waste most THC. Just google search or eBay search KeyChain pipes, and its a true one-hitter quitter Screenless smoking pipe, 1 bowl is 1 hit, but not just any hit, its the most effective smoking way of all ways. I tried Dabs, worthless compared to smoking the Herb on KeyChain pipes. Here in Alaska, we call the KeyChain pipes, 'tokers', 'one-hit pipes', 'one-hitter quitter pipes', because they are truely one-hitter quitter pipes, or for short, toker pipes. You can invite any Alaskan heavy smoker to a Dab session or Bong or Joint session with your highest qualities, and we will barely get stoned, just a few minute tease, well not any Alaskan, St. Lawrence Island Alaskan, from Gambell, Alaska. We know how to get bombed, paranoid, ripped, etc. here in Gambell, Alaska. We smoke on bongs, joints, Dabs, party bowl pipes, and the only way we get our satisfaction Stoned is on our KeyChain pipes, or 'tokers'. Also, it ain't the best way to smoke the Herb in 'bud-form'. Smoking weed 'bud-form' is WEAK and ineffective for us Gambell, Alaska tokers. Bud-form smoking is no good and we have to light up most the party bowl to ourselves to get a good hit, it seriously wastes all the real hits when we smoke bud-form. Grind that weed up to powder, use a Herb grinder, thats what Herb grinders are for. Grind it up with your fingers or a herb grinder, and take out every STEM and LEAVES, stems and leaves makes the bud-form smoking un-enjoyable and uneffective for us Gambell, Alaska tokers. We smoke only weed here, no Stems or Leaves, just pure powdered weed, all grinded into true THC Beauty. It tastes better when grinded to powder: taste the true flavor and Aroma of the weed, takes more harsh and bigger tokes without stems and leaves, LASTS LONGER AND TAKES MORE HITS THAN BUD-FORM, get more ripped, stay stoned longer, and the weed just looks more Beautiful when grinded to powder, bud-form it looks all sick when theres stems and leaves, take out every stem and leaves before you grind the weed to powder. Anyways, I show and telled how to get the most effective stoned, more effective than Dabs alone, you have to buy a KeyChain pipe and a Herb grinder in order to get your most satisfied stoned and longer longer stoned too. Never use a screen on a KeyChain pipe, take out every stem and leaves before you grind it to Beautiful powder, and get more effective stoned than when you first started toking. Yeah, it is that seriously effective to smoke Screenless on a KeyChain pipe and powdered weed, way better than Dabs alone and also more stoned than when you first started toking. Now time for the long-term effects on smoking Screenless on KeyChain pipes, smoking pure powdered THC without stems and leaves, remember, GRIND IT ALL TO POWDER AFTER TAKING OUT EVERY STEM AND LEAVES, and instantly buy a KeyChain pipe and Never put a screen on it. You will experience a Stoned you've never experienced in any other smoking method, not even from Dabs.

Anyways, I showed you all the Gambell, Alaska style way of getting the most Stoned you can ever get! It is so effective to smoke Screenless on a KeyChain pipe, taking out every stem and leaves and turning all the true weed to Beautiful powder.

True Long-term use and Withdrawals after 9 years of toking Screenless on a KeyChain pipe, 20 grams a day. Lot of health risks, but all worth the most Stoned you can ever get. Clogged lungs of pure black resin/tar that is thicker and stickier than common cold mucus, shortness of breathe, serious toke-fit and uncontrollable anger, tremors, severe nausea and non-stop vomiting (doctors gave me maximum amount of anti-nausea and anti-anxiety shots, IV, and pills and the doctors said those were the strongest meds for cancer-chemo patients and enough to knock down a big animal like an elephant, and i still couldn't stop vomiting for 19 hours straight, lost 17 pounds in those 19 hours from severe perspiration sweating from the withdrawals and vomiting), severe anxiety and paranoia, heart palpitations, loss of appetite, dehydration, Lung pains from all the clogged tar, insomnia, numb/tingly face throat arms and lungs all numb/tingly, inflammation, mental changes (bi-polar, can be happy one second and little things can set you off to anger, also depression from going through the withdrawals), acid reflex and indigestion after the body is readjusting to normal after all the toxins are flushing out, lot of pooping bad smelling soft poop from flushing out all the thc toxins from immune system, bad smelling urine from peeing out/flushing out all the toxins, cold chills and hot sweats go on and off, bad dreams of evil or murders or violent dreams, bad smelling underarms from the thc toxins flushing out through sweat, constant sweating in hand palms and feet from toxins flushing out, suicidal thoughts or hurting others from combination of toke-fit cravings and wanting to end the withdrawal symptoms, psychosis (feeling surreal and everything feels fake but bad at the same time), light headed from resin/tar clogged lungs and shortness of breathe, hard to concentrate and make decisions, dry mouth from body using electrolytes to take out toxins through sweat, head aches from sleep deprived insomnia, feelings of going to die from heart palpitations, weak and tired all the time from body readjusting from withdrawals, people say i look like i have a bad flu or sickness, sinus problems and stuffy nose from tars in lungs, cough out black resin/tar from clogged lungs every 20 to 30 minutes for at least 90 days after stopping use of marijuana, everything you enjoy becomes boring/nothing from thinking about the withdrawals all the time and wanting it to go away, doctors can't find whats physically wrong with me because they don't know these are withdrawals from true heavy-use marijuana abuse, they call it anxiety or withdrawals, which is a little bit true, but in the end, everything turns almost back to normal after 90 days of coughing out black resin/tar and all of the above i mentioned. You think you know what true heavy-use chronic toking is, you don't know what the true reality of heavy-use abuse is, and you don't know the true heavy-use abuse withdrawals of 9 years of smoking 20 grams a day. This isn't your average mid-level qualities too, I know what low, mids, and high qualities are, I've smoked all kinds of cured and uncured qualities, and only sticked with the highest quality Alaskan buds covered with THC crystals. I've seen many pics of Lower-48 USA States high qualities that were THC covered, Alaska has got the Best weed, most THC you can get out of pure cured high qualities. So dank, pungent, and Beautiful buds, so tempting to toke right now, but I can never toke again after the bad withdrawals I've been through. This is my 5th time stopping and relapsing heavy-use chronic abuse because of the body getting to clogged with THC, especially my lungs, to the point where I will have a heart attack the next time I take 1 toke on a KeyChain pipe. I tried 1 toke last week while my body was going through the heavy-use abuse withdrawals, and boy did I barely survive a major tremor at the ER. Almost had a heart attack from 1 toke relapse during my heavy-use abuse withdrawals from my body craving the weed. I will never toke again after what I've been through, doctors prescribed me some strong tranquilizer anti-anxiety pills to ease my withdrawals, and they do help with the tremors, muscle tensions, loss of appetite, anxiety, nausea, depression, insomnia, and prespiration sweats from the withdrawals, downside is i poop a lot of the thc toxins and urine a lot of the thc toxins, i can poop all day and docs said my body is flushing out all the thc toxins/withdrawals.

If you want to see some people with true heavy-use chronic abuse, come to Gambell, Alaska on St. Lawrence. We toke all day every day, no breaks.

09/06/2016

Scarlet Palmer

Hello,

thank you for your comment and for sharing your story.

With best wishes,

Scarlet

10/06/2016

Realistical420

"No one knows what true Heavy-use Chronic Marijuana Withdrawals are, because no one smokes/smoked as much as me" ok dude.... lol

"One hit from a KeyChain pipe for the heaviest of the heaviest smokers will always get ripped, paranoid, bombed, whatever you want to call it, seriously more effective than Dabs." Lets see hmmmm rig vs aluminum one hitter?think about that for a second...

"Now time for the long-term effects on smoking Screenless on KeyChain pipes, smoking pure powdered THC without stems and leaves," PURE POWDERED THC... thats how bud works guys just grind it up and it becomes straight THC

"you don't know the true heavy-use abuse withdrawals of 9 years of smoking 20 grams a day. This isn't your average mid-level qualities too, I know what low, mids, and high qualities are" apparently NOT, upwards to 1/8 a day is a waste of good herb and 20 grams a day is bull**** obviously you need to learn about TOLERANCE and how to control the herb instead of it controlling you... in all your years you never thought once about a T-break?!

"bad smelling underarms from the thc toxins flushing out through sweat, constant sweating in hand palms and feet from toxins flushing out, suicidal thoughts or hurting others from combination of toke-fit cravings and wanting to end the withdrawal symptoms, psychosis (feeling surreal and everything feels fake but bad at the same time)," toke fit cravings lol most of this is bull**** and your psycosis is called burn out lol you sound like a new guy who cant handle his ****.

"doctors prescribed me some strong tranquilizer anti-anxiety pills to ease my withdrawals" im dead lol replaces herbs with strong chemicals because he didnt like withdrawls...

This has to be some joke or something dude...

"You ever suck **** for weed?" GTFO

20/07/2016

joseph horvath

I call bs.

28/10/2016

Stratt

I have smoked weed from all over the world and I have to say Alaska weed has been the best. It has a distinct and unique taste that I have not found any other weed.

07/12/2016

ThisIsTotallyBS

( ) Legitimate story
(X) Wannabe hardcore stoner making up unbelievable s*** to look cool and reputable on the internet

20/12/2016

BillWhit

I have smoked constantly the last 46 years and when I am out, I only get anxious for a couple of days and then all is fine, like a new high, being straight! I usually start after my 2nd cup of coffee, about 7am and finally quit smoking about 9pm. Never had any bad withdrawals from pot, but of course, I only use a one hitter, smoke alone, and an ounce will last me two to three months, depending on the strength. Amnesia last a while because it is so strong. Luckily, no dirt week where I live, all pure sensi kind weed, unlike Oklahoma, where I come from. So, you live in Alaska? That was my dream when I was younger, living in Alaska, being a trapper, and enjoying the beautiful scenery of peace and quiet. Now I live in overcrowed Europe, but I have to be where my 13 grandkids are, lol! Enjoy your great state of Alaska! I doubt if I will ever make it there, not at my age today, lol! God Bless!

22/01/2017

John

Thank you Mr Alaska for sharing. I never smoked as much as you did...20 grams a day. But I expierenced all the bad health effects when I quit also. I had smoked for 20 years and decided to quit. I was sick mentally and physically for months. The first 3 months were the hardest. I was coughing black resin up little by little till one day i could feel a massive amount in one mass wanted to come out. The lack of oxygen left me dizzy and with headaches much of the time. Be carefull coughing the black resin out....too much force could tear lung tissue. One day most of it came out in a coughing spasm as i lay on the floor. You want to cough it out during a hot shower as steam helps loosen it. Eating raw garlic will also help loosen and expell the resin. drinking lots of water also helps. I had the heart problems you mentioned. My stomach was a mess. I felt so weak and tired all the time. I had cold sweats and nightmares almost every night. At the end of six months I was starting to feel normal. Mentally I was still a mess. I dreamed about smoking and weed or plants at night. It took a full year before I was completely back to normal. I no longer cared or missed the plant. I stopped dreaming about weed. Thank you for writing. I thought i was alone.

01/02/2017

Ex toker

Please listen to this man. I can confirm his harsh withdrawals. Every single one that you described is dead on!! I've been looking for someone that has gone through the same. I am not demonizing the use of marijuana, I am 100% pro weed. The healing effects it has on many levels is unbelievable but we as humans love and I mean love our comforts and like everything good we can end up abusing. Every individual has their own tolerance level and self discipline. I was a heavy cigarette smoker since the age of 16 as well as a drinker. I became an alcoholic at a very young age. It followed me through my 20s and early 30s. I am 41 now. I started to smoke weed at 33. MARIJUANA SAVED MY LIFE!! I quit smoking cigarettes and stopped drinking cold turkey. The withdrawals were always so hard when I tried quitting before and people suggested marijuana but it made me very paranoid as a teen so I never touched it growing up. I decided to do some research and stick to straight indicas as they they provide more of a body high and really helped me ease the withdrawals of alcohol and cigarettes. It would knock me out at night and I was functional throughout the day. About six months later I quit smoking weed. I started smoking weed again recreationally a couple of years later. I started to work from home as I'm a business owner and I could smoke all day. I,myself did not have the discipline to balance myself. I believe it's my addictive personality so I smoked more and more without consequence. I was ignorant to the withdrawals weed can bring when your body builds a high tolerance. At the end I was smoking about a little over an 8th a day and more when I binged on tv. A couple of ounces a mouth would be pretty accurate. Always high grade.i was spoiled. I had a great connect and money wasn't a problem. I smoked heavy up until 6 months ago and EVERY SINGLE WITHDRAWL SYMPTOM YOU DESCRIBED IS RIGHT ON THE MONEY! My god,when I read your article I felt a big relief. There's someone else like me!! The part of the withdrawals that scared me was the chunks of built up gunk that would come out of my mouth. I accelerated the process by locking myself in the bathroom with the shower on hot and breathing in the steam. I did this everyday for a week. I would throw up from purposely making myself cough up the black in my lungs. All the other symptoms subsided pretty fast as I also stated running and during two gallons of water a day. The withdrawal feelings reminded me of when I tried to quit drinking in the past but maybe a couple of points less harsh. And I also almost ended up in the hospital for toking a few days later after I had tried quitting but lucky me I was able to control my tremors and palpitations and didn't end up in the ER. It took about 2 months to feel my lungs getting back to normal. This is what I felt. This is my story.
My only advise is to balance yourself and take breaks. I think I'll smoke again in a couple of years but with more caution. Please email me if you read this and could use some resourceful advice or have any questions. Thanks! And smoke on but don't over do it. 2 ounces a month is ALOT. If you smoke that already believe me when I say it will catch up with you. The paleness,sweats,palpitations,numbness everywhere,poor circulation, the. Omitting the first week or so, mental instability, smelly ass body, dry eyes,sleeplessness, and others.
Max.

04/02/2017

Never Again

I can so relate to your post, I have smoked pot for last 30years as well as an intravenous drug user, mainly oxy,s and now and dabbled with heroin off an on. Have endured 3mths cold turkey from methadone which was one of the toughest things I have endured. Although I have been only smoking around 4 grams a day I had my first real serious "whitey" and for intensity it's got to be up there with the sickest I have ever been. I really thought I was dying, once I shot up and had by mistake used scissors to cut my filter the scissors I was later to discover had some oil paint particles on it, and yes went straight into my veins, another time I thought I was going to die. My mistake was when I began to feel unwell I increased my pot usuage not knowing I was beginning to white out and stupid me just topped up on more.. my skin would start to burn, sweat ran off me as though I was standing in the rain, vomiting arghhh just nasty, to tell the truth it scared me to the extent I am day 2 of no pot, going thru withdrawals at the moment, problem is I am an addict so to try and monitor usuage is not an option for me. About to discover what living is like drug free. Have been clean from opiates a month now, and plan on fighting each day to stay sober. I have lost 2 family members and my best friend in last 2 years to drug overdoses and have been bought back to life myself from drug overdose. There are some of us that can't control our usuage, "we live to use, and use to live". That was my world, but no more

13/02/2017

Tommmy

Man I've been in it for 25 years and I can't remember what life's even like not being stoned! I do know your Alaskan shit cant come close to being compared to the stuff I've been around. This shit gets you hi by just handling it! The thc levels are so hi i dont even want to list them! But after many years of chronic daily use I quit for my kids. Lets just say its been awful on my body and it's still hard on my sychie. But no matter how you ingest your body gets used to it and ultimately you need more and more to get you to the point of being stoned. I was to the point I could smoke an oz and still be left wanting more. And this is the highest thc levels ever produced and i smoked it every way possible wven with your one hitters! I'm not dogging that your Alaskan but you haven't the experience to run your mouth about uslower 48 farm boys. Especially when your the engineer of the most potent MJ known to man. No one person is the same and any drug effects any person in different ways that's what make us human. However I can't stand stupid people and after quitting there isn't to many people that I want to be around. Whether it's what they wear, how they drive, how they talk, how they look or how they carry there self. There is something I can find in every person that makes me want to explode on them! I don't like how it's made me feel after quitting and it's been almost 6 months. My wife doesn't want to be around me and my kids are about the same. Physically I'm stronger than ever but that's not a good thing because it's hard for me not to just beat the hell out of somebody that makes me mad. My temper is awful and coming from a god feading family that raised me to be sweet innocent and kind is disappointing to all that know me. I can't say MJ has ruined me but his definetly altered my mind in ways that I don't think I'll ever be able to change back. The hardest part is that I know I'm different and I know how unused to feel and act. I just want to feel like that again but i don't know how! Come down and join us mid American boys that don't have the blue eyes then we can really straighten your goofy ass out!

04/11/2017

Mickeyo

Dear Alaska,
It seems like you smoke a LOT of weed. Is that all u do all day?
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying don’t smoke. I use medical MJ and don’t smoke that much.
It appears to me that your biggest problem is memory loss. You continually repeat the same thing over and over. Maybe re-read your post and see what I mean?
Glad you’re stopping (so far)
Best wishes to you.

29/03/2018

dizzy

I smoked marijuana 2 days ago(10-8-2016), the high was quite a good one. But I still have dizziness till now like all the time. I don't understand why the dizziness is not going away and I also have mild headaches along with the dizziness. I feel perfectly normal when doing something existing ie when there's adrenaline rush like when riding my bike at high speed. Please help me to get out of this dizziness and get rid of the headaches.

13/08/2016

Scarlet Palmer

Hello Dizzy,

Unfortunately I do not know what is causing the dizziness; it could be something not related to cannabis use, for instance an inner ear problem? As Sensi Seeds is not a medicinal practitioner, we cannot give any kind of medical advice. If the dizziness is still happening, I strongly suggest that you see your doctor. Sorry I can't be more help, and good luck :)

With best wishes,

Scarlet

16/08/2016

Thanatos

I started having those same problems when smoking flower, and believe it or not it turned out to be central sleep apnea causing it. The apnea was affecting my blood pressure, and the blood pressure spike from the heart rate increase from smoking was not only making me dizzy, but gave me crippling migraines. So now I have a prescription CPAP machine for the apnea, and blood pressure medication to help regulate my blood pressure. I can smoke or dab to my heart's content once more.

25/01/2018

john

This is what the munchies are for.

02/10/2016

Frank Savoy

Ummmmm ummmmm ummmmmm ummmmmm lol lmao

Theirs a symptom/side effect lol

04/10/2016

Big Saveloy

Also poor grammatical capability and dull wit it seems.

Dullard.

19/10/2017

Buddy

Really informative and honest .. I just had a rather unpleasant experience with a concentrate .. I'm glad I was humbled by the flower, next time I'll know my limit! ...

30/10/2016

Mike Razy

Sometimes those "paranoid" experiences are good.

06/12/2016

Lil

For an inexpericed user is it ok to take acholol? My partner had been taking the oil for cancer but took acholol with the oil . Over 5 days in has took 1mg suppositry every day and now is not feeling very well . Has taken acholol everyday he has been on it .

15/12/2016

Scarlet Palmer

Dear Lil,

Thank you for your comment. We are sorry to hear about your situation. I personally would not recommend using alcohol in these circumstances. Unfortunately, as Sensi Seeds is not a medical practice, we are not able to provide any advice relating to medical situations other than to consult your doctor or other licensed medical professional. This article, written specifically for healthcare providers who may not be aware of the many properties of cannabis, may be useful to you in talking with your doctor. You could also try to contact local medicinal cannabis support groups, if you have not already done so. In the UK, there is the United Patients Alliance (you can find them on Facebook) and in the US and EU there are many branches of NORML (google NORML followed by your area name). We hope this is helpful.

With best wishes,

Scarlet

16/12/2016

Sherri Tinajero

This article is wrong on everything. They are just trying to turn people away from using marijuana.

25/12/2016

Saleem S Shaikh

You should help me.

Started smoking weed from 2006, once in a week, from 2009 I was smoking daily one joint, from 2013 3-4 joints a day in 2015 daily 3-4 bongs, on 26 Dec 2015 I woke up in morning 10 am I had little breakfast and slept again and woke up at 1pm I made a small bong i.e i took small 100 ml bottle made a hole and and put small pipe in it and put chillum on it and took 6 heavy shots, (that weed was mixed with some chemicals) I was feeling amazing, after half an hour I was playing game in my phone suddenly my left hand falled down, and I felt some electric shocks are coming from my left arm, every thing was spinning and I was feeling like I'm falling from some where, it was very horrible, I never had that type of attack in by life and I was very scared, i controlled my self till half an hour, but it was very horrible and I told to my mom, my heart was beating too fast, my toungue was pulling inside, my mom took me to the hospital, doctors said its normal, I decided I will quit smoking this shit forever, at that time I didn't know that I need to survive from weed withdrawal symptoms, after a week I felt same less than that attack, I thought I'm going to die, then I googled and knew about symptoms, every where in Google they were telling symptoms will lasts for 3 months max, I took it as a symptoms, then after 3 months it was okay, then again after 6 months I felt symptoms like dizzyness, light head, pressure in eyes, again took it as symptom, exactly after a year I.e on 25 Dec 2016, again my head felt some electric shocks and tongue too, its just for 5 seconds, and after that dizzyness, its happening again and again, I'm very scared that its one year passed and still I have the symptoms, I just want to know is it a weed withdrawal symptoms or a symptom of any other desease, I m very poor that I can't go to hospital and treat again and again.

If any one is here who can help me and make me cured, can any one please tell me how come over from it. Please help me I'll pray in god for you. Please

25/12/2016

Scarlet Palmer

Dear Saleem,

Thank you for your comment. We are sorry to hear about your situation. Unfortunately, as Sensi Seeds is not a medical practice, we are not able to provide any advice relating to medical situations other than to consult your doctor or other licensed medical professional. This article, written specifically for healthcare providers who may not be aware of the many properties of cannabis, may be useful to you in talking with your doctor. You could also try to contact local medicinal cannabis support groups, if you have not already done so. In the UK, there is the United Patients Alliance (you can find them on Facebook) and in the US and EU there are many branches of NORML (google NORML followed by your area name). We hope this is helpful.

With best wishes,

Scarlet

30/12/2016

Cena

As Jesus Christ to help you. He will. I have heard, from an esoteric point of view, that drugs can cause your aura to become vulnerable, opening the door to spiritual oppression that often times has a physical manifestation. Resist, and stand firm. The Blood of the Lamb cover you, and keep you safe, and heal you.

02/04/2017

iyke

about a month ago, a friend of mine put excessive marijuana & canabis in my drink unknowingly to me which really affected me since then & caused me symptoms such as weakness, rapid heart beat, internal hotness, tiredness & also causes shakiness whenever my body needs food. pls what could have been wrong with my system & also what possible ways can I treat or permanently stop it? pls kindly get back to me cos it's so important to me

31/12/2016

Andrew

Iyke.. I've attempted to eat weed in the past to no avail, as weed needs to be heated to activate it's compounds which is why it's smoked or baked in cookies etc, not eaten raw or liquidized..

23/01/2017

Wade

If you over react your cb-1 receptors(especially anyone who hasn't introduced THC to them and is for the first time) you may experience some of these symptoms. For me (as I some what did it purposely) I started smoking using cannabis after the age of twelve, And I would consume about .5 or a gram, and would begin feeling a dizzy sensation and if I had laid my head back I felt as if I was on a roller coaster, which for me was very uncomfortable as I felt like vomiting, but surely enough my tolerance quickly began to increase. After a few years of daily consumption, and only a 2 1/2 month break, I am able to consume up to an ounce a day depending on time, but financially I can't do that.

06/01/2017

Robert

I am 85 y/o, take an oral chemo for lung cancer with favorable prognosis, took 8 mg hybrid cannabis yesterday 11 am for anxiety & insomnia....had adverse reaction, i.e. sounds, voices & were very distinct, while walking around the house felt very sleepy & wobbly & fatigued but could not nap as I usually do in early afternoon, finally wore off about 8 pm. Dispensary said I took to much at one time. Tonight I'll take 2 mg (oral vaporizer).
Are there any products with only type of weed for sleep? Curious to get back comments on my story.

06/01/2017

Tom b

See if you can get isolated CBD from the cannabis plant. You may find you get all the benefis without getting 'high'. Hope it helps and good luck!

12/01/2017

Tom b

Having been a heavy smoker for 7 years, CBD has helped control the THC side effects of THC. What is CBD? In a nutshell it affects the way THC binds to your receptors, it is produced by all cannabis plants along with THC and I think around 80 other cannabinoids. Why I think people are getting paranoid and phycosis etc..

1. Skunk is weed which has been modified to produce high THC levels (the bit that gets you high)

2. Under indoor lighting it is said that CBD levels will drop.

With more people growing modified skunk plants under indoor lights, raising the THC and lowing the CBD, we end up with most weeds being strong indicas. So if you're buying street skunk this could be your problem.

Im interested to see what others think about this, personally I vape CBD with not THC every morning to clear up my stone over from THC. If I get paranoid after smoking (THC), ill vape CBD and it changes the thought processes, so much, I end up forgetting that I'm paranoid :).

12/01/2017

Mikey

Have just read the comments on this page and could not walk away without adding my 2 cents. There are some comments that are obviously nonsense.
I am 55 years old and have been smoking off and on since I was 14. While I accept each person will have different reactions to others the minor versions of Reefer Madness read here are in my opinion (and its my opinion no one else s) nonsense that perhaps moderators here should not be fooled by. I get so tired of BS about a wonderful plant. Every major (violent) crime reported by the media always tells us the perp smoked weed. I suspect especially in the UK lawyers have cottoned on to the anti cannabis media bias and stupid government stance on cannabis. Sadly as the UK heads away from progressive cannabis reforms world wide, government, using the media to try to create our own version of Reefer Madness.
Anyway in my years the two adverse effects I have found was one I cant shower after a smoke. My head going under the water makes me gasp. Simple solution .. shower before .
Secondly massive weight increase from uncontrollable 'munchies'. Struggling to bring it back down.. but getting there
The main problem is the quality of cannabis being unregulated means when you buy you have no idea what the hell you are getting. Solution.. Grow you own. I dont suggest this to anyone.. Just an observation.
I suffer from insomnia and back pain. Doctors tell me to take paracetamol or ibuprofen. Neither of which helps at all. I have recently taken to vaping to cut down on cigarette intake and using CBD eliqiud purchased from Sensi and wow surprisingly helps me with both. Getting some decent sleep lately and relatively pain free. I have been experimenting for many years with different strains. But as I mentioned before who knows what you are getting from your local drug dealer.
And for me that is the main issue here. As for the vomiting and other issues mentioned here the one thing I will not do is consume alcohol and smoke at the same time. That will wreck you, and has, from teenage/early adulthood experience.
Until government wake up and smell the roses and proper control of quality (never mind the gazillions in tax revenue in a time of austerity that is lost) stupid and exaggerated stories will continue to circulate.. especially it would seem from Alaska.

21/01/2017

BillWhit

I started smoking hash in the military, at 17 years of age. I am now almost 65 and still indulge in cannabis each and every day, numerous times a day, using my one hitter. I am a disabled Veteran, I live overseas where there are no VA hospitals. Back in the states, I had a permanent prescription to strong pain meds, because of my injury, but when I moved overseas, I could no longer get them, so had to tolerate the pain, but learned to control it with my mind, just like my bouts with PTSD. Cannabis helps with my pain and PTSD, without it, my nightmares start, along with flashbacks and can be very dangerous, but cannabis keeps it under control. Where I live cannabis is not legal, but you also don't go to jail for it, only pay a fine. I have a friend who grows only indoor, excellent kind weed. I pay 200 Euros for appox an ounce and it lasts me two to three months using my one hitter, and that is toking from morning till night. Also raised a big family of four daughters and 13 grandkids, all of them drug free. Grandpa is the only stoner in the family, lol!

22/01/2017

Dragon

After reading some of your articles, I see there aren't many educated stoners or Educated Medical users out there.

Know your weed people! Different strains do different things to your body and mind.

Also, know that mixing weed with other drugs will have different side effects.

Smoking, vaping or consuming weed can also change your experience .

If you don't know ask your Neurologist a question? Don't be shy, most will openly tell you what you need to know.

22/01/2017

devon

My first seizure was when i was in grade 1 or 2, i was sick. The doctors said it was most likely brought on by a heavy fever. After that, never had another seizure until highschool. Then highschool started I immediately became extremely dependent on weed due to my very high addictive personality. Then i started taking seizures. They started mainly in the morning just after coming out of sleep, transformed into various times of day afterwards. (Latly just after i smoke weed) Now it seems obvious thats whats causing it? I really dont want to beleive that? But maybe you can help me understand? Also i smoke cigarettes and started cigarettes in highschool as well.

09/02/2017

Kiana

I know this is so true because I literally had a lot of anxiety and felt like I was having a panic attack or something like a seizure. My mouth felt extremely dry. I felt like my throat was trying to get vomit out and for a moment felt like I was losing grip with reality. It felt so scary :(

26/02/2017

Ashley Elmer

Smoke weed every day.

14/03/2017

D0E2E4W

No matter who you are.. weed is going to affect you in multiple different ways. The effects of marijuana are going to be different in each person.

04/04/2017

Malachi Brewer

And every person will probably experience or has experienced all of the symptoms above, either very minor or chronically.

Its just like and other drug, every tone you get high its different

26/05/2017

poopers

"Weed induced psychosis" is code for "Can't handle being super stoned". And if you're a long time smoker who's suddenly getting paranoid, you should probably look into your personal life, make sure everything is in order there, and dont think too much about the uncertainties of the future. Just chill, you're not gona die, pussy ;)

22/04/2017

Sam The Scientists

There is some truth to both sides of the argument that Marijuana can cause these symptoms but since the plant is so highly politicized, you are going to get falsified or incomplete information from people trying to say the plant is good or bad. The plant itself produces these compounds as a means of protection against external threats. It is not good or bad. With any plant with useful secondary metabolites/drugs/medicine, you need to watch your dosage and know how it affects you as a individual. Also people please investigate where people are getting their info from, who runs studies, who funds them before you make life altering choices. Every study has a motive, scientist aren't always as... perfect as we try to seem. Still nice article

29/04/2017

Brooke

So I recently heard about this so called CBD oil. Let me give you some background; I don't smoke anything other than black and milds occasionally. I heard that CBD relaxes you and I have a short fuse so I figured I'd try it. I got some and put it under my tongue and didn't notice a difference. The next day my husband and I went to a party. One of his buddies had CBD oil in a vape and it was apparently called "black magic" I wanted to hit the vape so I took 2 large hits. Within seconds I couldn't see, my limbs became heavy, I dropped my drink and passed out instantly. I was unconscious and later was vomiting but still couldn't function, (my husband was taking care of me). I couldn't speak or swollow but could hear the conversations around me. I was in excruciating pain and thought I "saw the light" I felt I was dying. Almost as if I went into this "psychosis". They eventually put me to bed and I woke up hours later, rembering everything but wasn't in any pain. Could this be a side affect of overdosing? Not being able to control your body, fear of death, vomiting, pain and not able to swollow?

17/05/2017

Scarlet Palmer

Hi Brooke,

Thanks for your comment. We are sorry to hear about your experience. CBD does not have a psychoactive effect, so unless you were in pain or stressed when you put it under your tongue, it is unsurprising that you did not notice a difference; also, different people react differently to different doses and we always recommend starting with a small dose and gradually increasing it so that you can get a better idea of how the product feels for you.

It sounds like the only "so-called CBD oil" (i.e. not actually CBD!) you had is whatever was in the vape. As I said, CBD does not have a psychoactive effect, so overdosing on it would not produce the effects that you describe. I recommend being absolutely sure that you know what you are consuming, and sticking to products from reputable companies, to avoid further unfortunate experiences.

I hope you are fully recovered now, with best wishes,

Scarlet

17/05/2017

Stenmark

I've just experienced this a couple days ago and wound up in the ER because the "white outs" which are really blackouts were happening for hours. I had tremors in my hands that reminded me of my Mom's Parkinson's tremors. I was extremely dizzy and couldn't open my eyes without getting the spins. My muscles were taught and pain full. It was my first time using medicinal cannabis and I don't use cannabis otherwise. I guess its also my last. It may be an interaction with an underlying condition that no one quite understands. Also, I think possibly a weak BBB (head trauma from a car accident years ago) allowed this overwhelming reaction, and the moderate dosage was obviously too high for me. Just because these things happen to some people does not mean that cannabis isn't a great thing for others, just never risk an overdose! I'm still weak and groggy two days out and have the worst dreams. The psychotic bit for me was super painful, and it was actually merciful to blackout instead of having excrutiatingly focused yet disconnected thoughts. Well all they could do was give IV fluids and anti nausea medication which both helped. I hope there are no lasting effects from this, I guess I will find out.

31/05/2017

Vicki

Interesting article. I have not been a regular user, just dabbled a bit when I was younger. Now I am trying edibles for medical conditions/pain. I got some chocolate in Colorado that really helped me, but I don't live there. I've emailed the manufacturer for information, but basically the only side effect I had, other than pain relief, was sleepiness. I live in California, and I've so far tried one brand here, but it gives me the unpleasant side effects I had when I tried smoking years ago (I honestly couldn't tell you which strains were involved). I get dry mouth, stuffy nose, and headache, which I find really unpleasant. Also, unlike some, I am not a fan of that 'high' feeling. When I was younger that was ok, but now I'm older and I struggle NOT to feel brain fog on a daily basis! I did follow instructions for new edible users and started with very small amounts. But the Coda brand worked wonders and the local brand has the side effects. And I even calculated exact proportions per piece/dose, etc. (science background here). Are these side effects strain related? Or is this a function of THC versus CBD content? Trying to research what works best for me. I don't like smoking, as I have asthma. I've heard some say that it can help asthma, but that has not been my particular experience. Thank you.

16/06/2017

Garth

The poison is in the dose.

17/06/2017

Suzet

We are all biochemically different. Therefore, one man's medicine could be another man's poison.

16/07/2017

Mary D

It all depends on WHY you use it. If you use it a spiritual, peaceful plant then there should be no trouble, there are never any rastas who suffer from paranoia, physcosis, anxiety etc. Obviously I'm talking on a broad scale so it cants count for all situations.

29/07/2017

Tony

I have smoke pot for 30 year's I'm 38 and been trying to quit for 2 year's and my attitude sucks so I stopped trying.so how do I quit ¿?¿

01/08/2017

Carmen

So I'm having anxiety and discomfort I'm low-key paranoid and I'm feeling sick nausias should I just make myself throw up ? I want it to fade , leave and not come back I been like this for 4 days ! I don't know what to Doo.

15/08/2017

Scarlet Palmer

Hi Carmen,

I’m sorry to hear about your experience. Sensi Seeds cannot give any kind of medicinal advice as we are not a medical practitioner, so all I can say is please consult your medical practitioner and be open with them about the symptoms you are experiencing. Even if you don’t feel like eating, try to have some soup and keep your liquid intake up. I hope you feel better soon!

With best wishes,

Scarlet

15/08/2017

Ed

I've experienced THC overload, caused me to go into a manic episode for the the first time at age 56. I had grown a big crop and work from home, had some really disappointing events and started vaping like a fool, morning to night. Went through an oz. plus some oil in the last week before the "event". Yeah, I think cannabis overload is a real thing. I actually miss the weak strains of my youth - you could smoke an entire joint and still maintain.

11/09/2017

SUZAN

I have smoked weed for the first time, and never smoked again and I still have clogged ears...it has been almost 6 weeks now and I was wondering if anyone knows this is permanent now? I went to the ENT, did all sorts of tests and nothing came up....I feel dizzy, tired, awful overall...and I don't know what to do:/

15/09/2017

Scarlet Palmer

Dear Suzan,

Thank you for your comment. We are sorry to hear about your situation. Unfortunately, as Sensi Seeds is not a medical practice, we are not able to provide any advice relating to medical situations other than to consult your doctor or other licensed medical professional. This article, written specifically for healthcare providers who may not be aware of the many properties of cannabis, may be useful to you in talking with your doctor. You could also try to contact local medicinal cannabis support groups, if you have not already done so. In the UK, there is the United Patients Alliance (you can find them on Facebook) and in the US and EU there are many branches of NORML (google NORML followed by your area name). We hope this is helpful.

With best wishes,

Scarlet

18/09/2017

Mcpre

Synthetically grown marijuana should be banned, its harsh dizzying effects leave a lot to be desired...

07/10/2017

Daniel Guertin

as with anything we do moderation is the only way to avoid having too much of one substance in your body.
just be sensible about what your doing.

13/10/2017

I almost Died from it

I have been smoking marijuana for 10 years, very heavy use to the point where I cough out black tar every other hour and I don't smoke cigarettes, 10 to 14 grams per day grown all organic soil with mycoactive, on a small straight hitter 'keychain' pipe. Can be found on grasscity.com, search for keychain pipe, very small bowl but never underestimate those one-hitter pipes, size of bowl is at least for a 0.05gram bud. I never used screens on the 'keychain' pipe because of how small the bowl is, fits perfect for a 0.05gram size bud. I have PTSD, depression, physical stress from depression, anxiety and hyperventilation, chronic bronchitis from pure black tar, social-phobia, and anger due to urges for being stoned and relaxed whenever I get insomnia. Also have Cannabis Hyperemisis Syndrome and allergy to any smoke. I have been to the ER over 20 times just to get Lorazepam or any anti-anxiety/muscle tranquilizers just to get me calm from my suicidal thoughts whenever I get this extreme hyperventilation and anxiety. I used to be the heaviest pothead smoker in town, 10-14 grams per day of organic soil grown Cannabis. I used to love being stoned and very happy. All of a sudden after i toke these days, i get sick, hyperventilation and tight chest and hyperventilations, heart rate up to 150 beats per minute to 160 beats per minutes, no matter if i lay in bed or sit and try relax, my heart races to the point where I get anxiety and fear that i am dying. My hands get stuck together from hyperventilation, i get severe cold chills and sweats at the same time, nausea, stuck gas/air in my intestines, 10/10 severe inside body cramps, severe dry throat no matter how many hot cups of water i have for my dry throat and severe cold chills, severely tight chest to the point that i can't even inhale air all the way because of the cold chills and hyperventilation, tight throat, fear of dying paranoia, plugged nose, and once in a while 10+ hours of uncontrollable vomiting from Cannabis Hyperemisis Syndrome. Doctors pumped my stomach one time during my non-stop vomiting. I used to smoke bongs all day, glass pipes all day, joints all day, party bowl pipes all day, i used to smoke 10-14 grams per day for 10 years in every way possible to get stoned. Now I can't even eat an Edible or toke because of these symptoms i get. I been growing for 5 years now, organic soil and general organics liquid fertilizers and mycoactive. Common strain i grew was always DJ Short Blueberry, my favorite Indica because it would relax me and give me a happy euphoria. Favorite Sativa-dom was Sour Diesel #2 by Humboldt Seed Organization. And favorite hybrid was Humboldt Seed Organiaztion - Blue Dream, until recently my new favorite hybrid is now Dutch Passion - GlueBerry O.G. (Gorilla glue #4 x Rollex OG Kush x Dutch Passion Blueberry). Anything with Blueberry genes, I always grow organic soil, never hydroponics. It feels that I get these sick symptoms due to the amount of black tar/resin in my lungs. I noticed when i stop smoking marijuana, i start feeling better and all these sick symptoms go away and my lungs finally start to loosen up the black tar/resin, and i cough out black tar all day every day every other hour when i stop using marijuana. When i relapse marijuana, my lungs get very tight, and the black tar/resin stops coughing out my lungs until i stop the use of any form of marijuana, weather it be Edibles or smoke form. These symptoms has something to do with the tar/resin build up inside the lungs. When I smoked marijuana or eat Edibles, my lungs get tight and hyperventilation and axiety occurs for hours until I ain't stoned anymore. Once I stop the use of any form of marijuana, my body goes back to normal and all the sick symptoms go away. It really has something to do with the tar/resin in the lungs. I am now 100% allergic to any form of marijuana because of the tar/resin in the lungs. I get sick whenever i use marijuana, and i feel back to normal after few days of non-use of marijuana. Sick when i use it, back to normal healthy self when i stop using it.

15/11/2017

crypticunknown

Thank everyone who makes their story contributions here, i'm studying people's experience with cannabis.

As a heavy ex-user for many years, i know what cannabis is capable and what it can done to you.

Best thing in life is CHANGE not later, not tomorrow but NOW. Don't procrastinate and live life like extension of yesterday.

20/11/2017

Whitie is real

I had a whitie last night. No dinner, a few beers, then 2 bong hits. Took a shower then felt very hungry. I took a bite of bread and nearly collapsed, turned pale, started to sweat profusely. Sat in a chair with sweat running down my face, nearly could not move, thought I might barf. It took about 45 min to bounce back.

Wife told me to go to the doctor, but I think this story has me understanding what happened. It was pretty severe.

26/11/2017

JacHm

Low blood sugars. I am a diabetic. i understand what you were exsperiencing

06/03/2018

Jgc

Why would CBD oil leave me vomiting for two hours. Paralyzed. Could not move. Like an acid trip but much worse. Will never do that again
Thought I was dying

28/11/2017

Mamalu

Where does the thc oil vapors go in the body to get the high? Could it affect lungs, blood circulation, heart, veins? How much thc oil is enough?

06/12/2017

Scarlet Palmer

Hi Mamalu,

Thanks for your comment. When vaporised, THC enters the bloodstream via the lungs, and then makes its way to CB1 receptors in the brain and binds to them, causing the high effect. This article explains more about the workings of THC within the human body. It is not really possible to give an accurate answer to your second question (How much thc oil is enough?) because this is different for everyone, and also depends on the effect that you are hoping to achieve. Please also bear in mind that THC is only one of over 80 cannabinoids that we know of so far, and used on its own, THC has a very different effect to when it is used in combination with other cannabinoids and turpenes. This article on what is known as the Entourage Effect, and this article on the effects of THC when combined with CBD, will explain more.

I hope this information is useful, and that you continue to enjoy the blog.

With best wishes,

Scarlet

01/02/2018

Liz

Well I have never gotten high off of smoking it but both times I ingested it in an edible form I got extreme paranoia, feeling of anxiety and wanting to kill myself plus shaking, dizziness and the all over body high. You know when you see someone doing a crack dance. Like that. Don't lump everyone in the same boat when it comes to how the body will react to THC. Very unpleasant and the fact that it happened both times I ingested it tells me that it's not for me.

09/12/2017

mike gaglypse

When i smoke harsh bunk like kush or skunk i get a headache. from cheap oil too. I GET HEADACHES! ....make sure you scream that part.. also, FLUSH YOUR PLANTS! OR DONT BOTHER. TWO FULL WEEKS BEFORE HARVEST.

12/12/2017

Brian

You cant smoke weed every day you’ll have operations haha

02/01/2018

Thomas Williams II

Did anybody get like twitches or spasms in their extremities or maybe even an eye lid as well from too much CBD, thc?

15/01/2018

Dominic Jones

Yo guys chill out I'm fifteen and I have been using weed for two years and and I basically sobber myself up just by telling myself I'm sober and all these other sicknesses are quite accurately shit my friends have been smoking for six years and thEyy have never had anything but green fever

24/01/2018

Tara

I think sometimes we allow our feelings to be present when we respond to statements. As an adult it becomes all of our responsibility to read about something before ingesting it. If you know the possible reported side effects from others, and then decide to take the substance anyway, when one of these effects happens, there is a much larger chance of you realizing what is happening and not totally freaking out! I am a daily user of a 50/50 THC/CBD blend of drops and I haven't felt this happy in over 20 years! I have PTSD and some other nasty medical issues and this will be my choice. I think it's like anything if it helps you great, but, it may not help and you need to keep looking for what will help you.

24/01/2018

Gray

All comments below about psychosis are propoganda to protect the corrupt alcohol and tabaco industries. Bloody alcoholics. Alcohol is the real "dope" and actually causes psychosis because it plays with your emotions in the worst way. Its a depresant. The truth no matter how outnumbered it is. Will always outshine lies and darkness.

Have fun drinking your poison. Why i smoke what god/nature intended for us. Not this synthetic man made crap that kills us.

People fear what they dont understand. And what follows fear? Hate. You brainwashed idiots. Have gun getting drunk/doped up you dopey pickle brain fucks.

Oh yeah that so called psychosis. Ita called being high. Idiots. Trust you peoplw to put a label on whats normal and whats not. Have u seen drunk ppl?
Now thats psychotic.

Whats not normal is you people. You all need re education. Extensively. Poor planet. Who feels me.

27/01/2018

Jess

My son is 19 and smoking everyday. I want to be hard on him and kick him out but what good will that do? I find these e-cigarettes in his room and throw them out every time and he tells me that I have to respect his privacy. This is my house he has to respect my house. Help!!

31/01/2018

Scarlet Palmer

Hi Jess,

I agree that kicking him out will do no good, and potentially do harm. I also agree that if he is living with you, he should respect your house and your requests. I'm not sure exactly what you mean by e-cigarettes, as if you mean vaporisers, he's not necessarily vaporising cannabis; e-liquid comes in numerous varieties. If he is using a proper cannabis vaporiser, this is at least healthier than smoking, although this may not be of much comfort to you. At 19, he is nearly an adult in terms of brain development. If he could wait another couple of years before choosing to use cannabis, this would be healthier, but it's not as potentially harmful as it would be if he was younger.

My recommendation would be to first read up on the pros and cons of cannabis, which you seem to have started doing - well done! (have a further browse around this blog). Then have an open and informed discussion with him, whilst trying not to judge his actions harshly. The more information you have, the less apprehensive you will be about exactly what cannabis does. It might be possible to reach a compromise with him, whereby he only vaporises in the evenings and/or weekends?

I think it is also worth considering that if you live somewhere that cannabis is not legal, if you refuse to let him use it discreetly in your house, there may be more chance that he will use it in places that are not as safe. This could be in terms of the people that he is with, other drugs that he may come into contact with, and a higher risk if him getting caught and ending up with a criminal record that could end up affecting his future far more than simply using cannabis.

I also want to applaud you for doing research and finding this blog in order to learn more about what he is doing. Parenting is incredibly difficult, and you obviously care about your son and want the best for him. He is a young man now, and I truly hope that he can answer your maturity in this matter with his own, and that you can reach a compromise that works for both of you. Good luck with everything, and if it's possible, please let us know how it worked out.

With best wishes,

Scarlet

02/02/2018

Yah Yah

Ok pray for the federal ruling over the states. Would you mind your pilot being high ? How about if you’re having life or death open heart surgery- the kind where they crack/saw your rib cage - would you, as a patient , mind that your whole
Surgery team, including your anesthesiologist and cardiologist , are high as kites ? please ppl bye.

05/02/2018

Scarlet Palmer

Hi there,

I think we can all agree - apart perhaps from some of the more adventurously-minded of us - that yes, we would mind pilots, surgeons and medical staff being high *whilst doing their jobs*, just as we would mind if they were under the influence of alcohol *whilst doing their jobs*. Not only that, but the people who have substance abuse issues that are so severe that they turn up for work under the influence are already out there, flying planes and operating on people, usually unable to admit they have a problem or ask for help with it because of legal and societal taboos. And when they are exposed, it is far more likely that the problem substance in question is either alcohol, or prescription drugs. Keeping or making a drug illegal does not, and never will, mean the end to every single incidence of problematic use of that substance. Far more harm is done by prohibition than by legalisation and regulation, especially in the case of cannabis.

With best wishes,

Scarlet

05/02/2018

Alex

Yah Yah, you are right, sometimes some people must not be high.

Ying Yang

07/03/2018

C #sharp

I’ ve been smoking for 25 years. Over the last year I’ve been smoking shatter (85% THC) almost all the time. I rarely touch flowers as the smell is inconvenient. I’ve noticed that I get a pounding heart and restlessness after I take a hit now. I think there is a limit to how much your body will take before it tries to slow you down. Time for a break, perhaps. I smoke a gram a day so it’s the equivalent of a 1/4 of dank green per day. That’s insane compared to how much thc we were actually getting 15 years ago. O think my thc banks are full and need a flush.

13/02/2018

JacHm

I am smoker for 40 yrs now . I might suggest vaping your weed to make the smell less evident and seriously cutting back on the amount of shatter done in per day. Breaks are a good thing . I smoke / vape weed daily. I only dab for a boost. Better high for me. gl 2u

06/03/2018

Rick

I smoked too much of some really strong weed last night and experienced anxiety and psychosis. Trust me. Its real. I found this page looking for answers and found it.

14/02/2018

Michael

Actually Marijuana induced psychosis is real. I experienced it as a teenager, but in retrospect it was a time of intense stress, adjustment and change. Granted it must have been a genetic weakness in me, so I factor that into my assessment. MJ has it's benefits but like any drug it uses vital biochemistry which maintains stability in the body. Once key biochemistry is exhausted you have less chemical components in your body to produce the same effect. These effects can be reproduced naturally through meditation and other attention focusing exercises. Most people are too lazy to find these states naturally. The greatest good I received from MJ is the awareness of other states of consciousness and the keys to reproduce those without MJ. That is the key. It is valuable for what it can show you but it is only a prop, and like all good props it has to go when you are ready to consciously evolve without drugs...

21/02/2018

jason

Craig is wrong. I just experienced psychosis last night. That's why I'm researching right now. It can happen and it's not fun.

04/03/2018

JacHm

I am smoker for 40 yrs now . I might suggest vaping your weed to make the smell less evident and seriously cutting back on the amount of shatter done in per day. Breaks are a good thing . I smoke / vape weed daily. I only dab for a boost. Better high for me. gl 2u

06/03/2018

Alex

Hi, i have 2 psychosis and i am a heavy stoner.

First, you have to know some people are more 'at risk' of a psychosis...while others will smoke cannabis all their life and never experience any psychological mental illness.

In my case, i was isolated, didn't talk to friends or neighbors. And so imagine a lonely person, who does not eat 3 meals a day (mental weakness)...then i was not socializing with friends that i had at that time...i had a complete erratic behavior that only myself know of... I was lonely, didn't call my kids to say hello to them.

Also i had an addictive behavior...by this i mean that i was eating noodles everyday in order to pay my cannabis.

After my 2nd psychosis, i decided to stop. Who knows when im gonna start again! i don't know yet. But i feel thc/cbd vaping oil like Phoenix tears is a good option for vaping.

Any smoke/tar is bad for your lungs dot[.]

Cannabis must be seen like something strong, like cognac, you dont just drink it 24hours a day. One must have healthy smoking habits...i mean vaping habits.

Cannabis made me feel more relax mentally, as i was enjoying netflix much more...as if i was able to concentrate a little more. Cannabis made me feel as if my crimes and sins were forgiven. Cannabis made me feel as if i was in heaven (holy grail, purple kush , cheese strains were my favorite). For those reasons, after healing my 2nd psychosis, i might one day go back to cannabis, but with a more moderated behavior. (think like an adult, act like an adult).

The thing is...if you have an erratic behavior? If you are addicted..you only eat a little in order to pay your monthly cannabis...and lately you don't talk to your friends...well maybe you are addicted! with some psychotic symptoms...

I have to say i agree with psychiatrists that recommend organic cannabis. Less stronger with more balanced cbd/thc. Its not about the 20% thc..its about the multiplying factor of CBD.

You simply have to see yourself in the mirror. Know yourself, and thats why having friends is a good thing, so other people can judge you and your thoughts. Don't isolate yourself. Loneliness can be a psychotic symptom in some cases.

07/03/2018

Nathan Moyer

Any reaction is possible, and not because of the weed but because of the human being consuming it. To discount or disregard any specific reaction is foolish. A person that smokes a significant amount every day or at least often could one day get a strain that is a bit stronger or even weaker and have an adverse reaction to it. People that have a predisposition to mental issues shouldn't consume any substance, PERIOD, that could cause a change in dopamine levels or any substance that could POSSIBLY cause an adverse reaction. Prescribed meds are in that category, too, but to a lesser extent, as some meds DO help without harm, and have been proven to help.... But weed is such a different beast, as THX CBD and other chemical levels like to vary when dealing with a grown product that isn't altered from it's natural form. Such as pain: My girlfriend had an injury causing her chronic, daily pain that won't go away. She was prescribed oxy and eventually, they cut her off as they alwyas do....Still have the pains but DR's don't wanna "risk" addiction...If she needs it and benefits from it and has insurance, why the hell not?? Better to be addicted to something controlled that can show benefits that she cannot be arrested for possessing...So we turned to weed. Fine except she ate an edible from a store (I make my own foods infused but she wanted to try the store-made one) and she had a horrible reaction....So my point is that any reaction is possible, even after common use, with this product......We will continue to use marijuana but obviously even a "pure" and "controlled" form of it can cause adverse reactions....I might've rambled on a bit but my point should be clear: Never ever discount one person's experience simply because you see it differently...

15/03/2018

Tina

I suffer from Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy in my right knee extreme, left knee slightly. I am also a military dependent. However I live in Nevada. There isn’t a cure for RSD and I have a terrible time sleeping. The pain wakes me up 2 hours after taking a sleeping pill and pain pills. My military doctor told me that in order for the sleeping pills to work I have to come off of them for 30 days. Tried that, not possible. However since I live in a marijuana legal state I am now smoking a pipe full every night before going to bed. I experience the shakiness, that is how I know I have smoked enough. It also makes me growl and talk in my sleep according to my husband. But I could care less about all the side effects, what I do want to scream to the heavens and proclaim loudly to anyone who suffers out there from this or any disease that wakes you due to pain making your sleeping pills utterly useless, is that I am now getting 5-6 hours of glorious regenerative uninterrupted sleep!!!! Some people may not be able to handle the side effects, I grew up in the 70’s and I was never really into pot. But now it is what helps get me through my night. So that’s my story. I think to each his own.

21/03/2018

Mundane

I take a half dozen to 10 hits a day or good medical grade oil so I can move well enough to get something done. I stop about 7 p.m. every night so I can sleep. I have Progressive MS.
I have about 1 a month but occasionally more when I get dizzy and nauseous. Looking up or if I tip my head back a little with my eyes closed makes it a lot worse. It will get worse as the day goes on and the day ends with dry heaves. In the 2 dozen times this has happened over the last 2 years, I have never actually puked anything up, ever but have usually felt better afterwards.
I don't think it is a THC issue but I don't want to rule out the possibility.

29/03/2018

Square

I am very sensitive to drugs -all drugs even OTC medicines- I smoke cannabis throught the day because it helps with my anxiety and lack of focus. Lately, almost every strain I smoke has been giving me headaches. When I don't smoke I get hungry, like, dizzyingly hungry, but I have a hard time eating.
This article seems to say I should take a break, but not being able to eat and the anxiety seem scary. Any remedies?

31/03/2018

body cleansing

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05/04/2018

Lexi

What dies it mean if you feel like your in a video game

15/04/2018

Scarlet Palmer

Hi Lexi,

It sounds like you might be be experiencing some kind of disassociation, but I can't say for sure and I'm not a medical professional. However, you may find this post useful, on why people sometimes feel 'stuck' in a high. If the feeling doesn't go away, I do recommend talking to your doctor.

With best wishes,

Scarlet

17/04/2018

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