Mysterious Syndrome Related To Marijuana Use Begins To Worry Doctors
Colorado Physicians, and some nationwide, are beginning to worry amid marijuana legalization across the States after a new study found a sharp rise in emergency room visits related to pot use, per Business Insider.
Additionally, cannabis users are experiencing a condition called Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS); which causes severe nausea and uncontrollable vomiting; and the only way to cure it, so far, is to stop smoking or ingesting the substance and jump in a piping hot bath.
In addition, the publication details that more than 2,500 cannabis-related ER visits happened at one Colorado hospital alone since the medical legalization of the drug in 2009.
Furthermore, associate professor of Emergency Medicine at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital, Andrew Monte, states:
“To see that this was a leading reason for people coming to the ER, that was pretty striking. We have to do a better job of educating users on the fact that this phenomenon exists. We must recognize that the full range of potential adverse health consequences from cannabis consumption are not fully understood. CHS is certainly not very rare. We see it absolutely every week in our ER.”