News: Marijuana Use May CAUSE Severe Vomiting: Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome

Marijuana Use May CAUSE Severe Vomiting: Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome

Marijuana users may get CHS, which is unsupressable nausea and vomiting CAUSED by smoking weed. Although symptoms improve with hot baths or showers, CHS may cause dehydration or esophageal tearing. Treatment is stopping the marijuana.

Parody Lyrics by Ms Butt Meddler
Beatbox and vocals by Esalaah (Elijah Salaah)

Stop Toking, Be Healthy (Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome)
To the tune of "Don't Worry, Be Happy"

1 set whistle

Here is a warning song I wrote
You better listen before you smoke
Stop toking, be healthy

Smoking grass cause nausea trouble
Over the toilet you bend over double
Stop toking, be healthy

(replaces whistle)
Cann-a-bin-oid hy-per-em-es-is
Puking causes such a mess
Vomiting you can't suppress
Cann-a-bin-oid hy-per-em-es-is
Gastric contents will egress
Stopping weed will be success

Dehydration put you in a hospital bed
Or tear esophagus, wind up dead
Stop toking, be healthy

Dip yourself in deep hot water
In your tub like a sea otter
Stop toking, be healthy

(replaces whistle)
Cann-a-bin-oid hy-per-em-es-is
Puking causes such a mess
Vomiting you can't suppress
Cann-a-bin-oid hy-per-em-es-is
Gastric contents will egress
Stopping weed will be success

See the article at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2658859/

2 Comments

I have plenty to say here. I have been smoking marijuana for over 30 years and I hold a Doctorates in Philosophy. Marijuana does not cause nausea, it relieves it, and is used to help cancer patients eat by reducing the nausea associated with chemotherapy, and is prescribed to increase the appetite of both chemotherapy patients and AIDs patients .

THC the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, was approved for prescription use back in the 1980's under the name Marinol (dronabinol).

It is common knowledge that marijuana smokers frequently experience increased appetite after smoking, referred to as "the munchies".

Artificially created cannabinoids such as 5-FUR-144 cause nausea and vertigo. Not naturally occurring cannabinoids.

Additionally I would add that as a homeopathic remedy marijuana is recommended as a remedy, a symptom reliever, and curative for hundreds of conditions. In fact recent studies done in the United States and Europe have found that naturally occurring cannabinoids stop the growth of cancer. Truth is the only knowledge.

I read the article that this piece was based on, and there is no research that supports this hypothesis. While the same article does offer research demonstrating cannabinoids to have an "anti-emetic" effect (see below).

The article this piece was based upon support's it's claim due to a a young man with a gastrointestinal upset happen to have the metabolites of marijuana present in his urine. Furthermore, and inconclusively, the NIH article does not say if the marijuana the individual was smoking was sprayed with paraquat or some other herbicide used by the government to eradicate marijuana, or pesticides used on the marijuana.

Symptoms of pesticide poisoning include:

Headache
Tears in the eyes
Runny nose
Increased saliva
*Vomiting*
Diarrhea
Sweating
General weakness
Muscle twitching
Seizures
Shallow breathing
Not breathing
Dizziness
Constricted pupils
*Abdominal pain or cramps*
Fatigue

Additionally paraquat poisoning also causes vomiting, in addition to a host of very serious systemic dysfunctions.

Further reading and information can be found at the following links:
http://www.marinol.com/
http://www.webmd.com/cancer/news/20040815/marijuana-stall-brain-tumor-growth

Marijuana's anti-emetic properties: (extrapolated from the NIH article)

  1. Walsh D, Nelson KA, Mahmoud FA. Established and potential therapeutic applications of cannabinoids in oncology. Support Care Cancer. 2003;11:137–143. PubMed
  2. Tramèr MR, Carroll D, Campbell FA, Reynolds DJ, Moore RA, McQuay HJ. Cannabinoids for control of chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting: quantitative systematic review. BMJ. 2001;323:16–21. PMC free article PubMed
  3. Davis M, Maida V, Daeninck P, Pergolizzi J. The emerging role of cannabinoid neuromodulators in symptom management. Support Care Cancer. 2007;15:63–71. PubMed

Pesticide Poisoning

http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/safety/incaseof.htm

Herbicide poisoning:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3338242/

On a more comical note: Ms. Butt Meddler Beatbox (no misnomer here) and Elijah Salaah, need to change their tune.

Let's not forget there are numerous issues that arise from SMOKING ANYTHING (even Briskit). Let's also not forget that there are numerous ways to administer healthy doses of cannabis without the need to heat up our branchial and esophageal passages. Just sayin'

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