We’ve all experienced Nausea at one time or another; you know that unpleasant feeling when you feel as if you want to throw up, aka vomit.
Nausea can be caused due to numerous reasons, some of which include fever, motion sickness, food poisoning, migraines, headache, diarrhea, abdominal pain, gas, stress, and anxiety. Furthermore, Nausea may also manifest as a side effect of medications as well as chemotherapy and radiation. Pregnant women also commonly experience nausea during their pregnancy, but that is a completely different subject.
Is Nausea a Bad Thing?
In most cases, nausea isn’t a disease in itself nor is it fatal. Sure it is unpleasant and can cause dehydration, but unless you are suffering from some fatal disease, nausea will eventually go way on its own.
Can Cannabis Help?
Cannabis is a mind-altering substance, and due to this, it can act as a for nausea. The cannabinoids and THC in the plant can help to sooth any sort of nauseous feeling almost immediately. Furthermore, it has been used for years by different cultures to treat different illnesses and symptoms including those associated with nausea.
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Did you know that some of the earliest research on cannabis and nausea, dates back to the 1970’s, where researchers discovered it’s positive effects on animal studies.
The U.S. has also done its fare share of research into the field and clinical trials have been so successful in the past that the FDA approved two THC-based medicines in 1985.
These were nabilone, which was sold under the name of Cesamet; and dronabinol, which was sold as Marinol. Both of these were developed primarily to treat chemotherapy-induced nausea.
How Should You Consume Cannabis to Fight Nausea?
Well, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS), THC takes a couple of hours to fully absorb into the bloodstream and therefore smoking or vaporizing cannabis allows the THC to enter the bloodstream at a much quicker rate allowing the drug to settle your stomach within moments.
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According to the United Kingdom (UK) Department of Health, since 1983, patients have found that smoking marijuana is far more effective than other medicinal methods.
For example edibles can take up to 45 minutes to kick in, which is often too long.
Cannabis should only be consumed according to your doctors recommendations and in states where it is legal. It is important to remember that Marijuana is still classed as illegal on a Federal Level and therefore consumption should be done according to the laws of your state.
With all that being said, for patients suffering from nausea, cannabis is a fast-acting solution. So if you’re feeling sick and are looking for a quick relief then smoking it might be your best option. There are tons of different strains to choose from including hybrid ones. Simply contact your local dispensary and tell them what you’re looking for. We are sure they will be willing to help.