Cannabis and Cannabinoid Side Effects in Humans

Cannabis and Cannabinoid Side Effects in Humans

Cannabis side effects

In addition to all health and mental benefits of Cannabis, consumption of cannabis may also cause side effects. Although CBD and other Cannabinoids toxicity levels are minor, consumption of Cannabis products on a daily basis can cause side effects in some people.

Cannabis side effects can be divided into physiological and psychological.

Cannabis physiological side effects

The main cannabis physiological side effects are:

  • Dizziness
  • Feeling tired
  • Accelerated or Slow heartbeat (±20 beats per minute)
  • Unstable heart rate
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Decreased blood sugar
  • Increased appetite
  • Redness of the eyes
  • Headaches
  • Abdominal pain
  • Fatigue
  • Poor coordination
  • Dry eyes and mouth
  • Stomach pain

Cannabis psychological side effects

The main cannabis psychological side effects are:

  • Short-term memory loss
  • In-continuous line of thought
  • Changes in perception of time and space
  • Anxiety
  • Schizophrenia

Cannabis overdose side effects

In most cases, after a short period of adjustment to the Cannabis product, side effects can last up to 72 hours after administration. High quantities of Cannabis taken on a daily basis, may lead to cognitive impairment.

Cannabis overdose side effects which may require special attention are:

  • Fainting
  • Major changes in blood pressure
  • Major changes in heart rate
  • High breathing rate
  • A major decrease in blood sugar level
  • A temporary outbreak of psychotic states, anxiety or hallucinations

Cannabis and other medicinal products interactions

It has been suggested that cannabis has a cumulative effect with opiates, alcohol, and anesthetics. This combination should be avoided or be monitored carefully.

There are several medicinal drug products that inhibit cannabis metabolisms such as Primidone, Phenobarbital, Carbamazepine, Rifampicin, Rifabutin, Troglitazone, and Hypericum perforatum.

In cases where patients take these drugs concurrently with cannabis, physicians must take this into account and adjust the effective dose of cannabis prescribed.

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