Pot Puke Syndrome | Focus on Health

Pot is now legal in California. That’s led a lot of people to believe it’s completely safe and maybe even good for you. But as Dr. Aimee Moulin of UC Davis explains, there are legitimate side effects to heavy regular marijuana smoking. And the worst of these is something called Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome. It’s a condition where a person who smokes marijuana heavily and regularly experiences continual uncontrolled vomiting and severe abdominal cramping. You read that right. It is an extremely painful condition. And the worst part is – there is no cure! The only relief comes from taking a hot shower or wrapping a hot pad across the abdomen. But what do you do when the hot water runs out? This video explains the condition and what you can do to prevent it.