Mysterious cannabis-induced vomiting syndrome is on the rise

Overconsumption of cannabis can lead to uncontrollable vomiting

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Doctors are reporting a growing number of people coming into emergency rooms with stomach pain and unrelenting vomiting. They compulsively take hot showers. Anti-nausea medication offers little relief. The unsuspecting culprit is cannabis – overconsumption can lead to what is known as cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS).

“Many patients with CHS have violent hurling when they arrive to the emergency department,” says Sam Torbati at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. They often show up weak and dehydrated, and sometimes lose consciousness, …