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Old December 29th, 2016, 06:11 AM   #1
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NEW YORK -- For more than two years, Lance Crowder was having severe abdominal pain and vomiting, and no local doctor could figure out why. Finally, an emergency room physician in Indianapolis had an idea.
*“The first question he asked was if I was taking hot showers to find relief. When he asked me that question, I basically fell into tears because I knew he had an answer,” Crowder said.
The answer was cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome, or CHS. It’s caused by heavy, long-term use of various forms of marijuana. For unclear reasons, the nausea and vomiting are relieved by hot showers or baths.
“They’ll often present to the emergency department three, four, five different times before we can sort this out,” said Dr. Kennon Heard, an emergency room physician in Aurora, Colorado.
He co-authored a study showing that since 2009, when medical marijuana became widely available, emergency room visits diagnoses for CHS in two Colorado hospitals nearly doubled. In 2012, the state legalized recreational marijuana.
“It is certainly something that, before legalization, we almost never saw,” Heard said. “Now we are seeing it quite frequently.”
Outside of Colorado, when patients do end up in an emergency room, the diagnosis is often missed. Partly because doctors don’t know about CHS, and partly because patients don’t want to admit to using a substance that’s illegal.
CHS can lead to dehydration and kidney failure, but usually resolves within days of stopping drug use. That’s what happened with Crowder, who has been off all forms of marijuana for seven months.
“Now all kinds of ambition has come back. I desire so much more in life and, at 37 years old, it’s a little late to do it, but better now than never,” he said.
CHS has only been recognized for about the past decade, and nobody knows exactly how many people suffer from it. But as more states move towards the legalization of marijuana, emergency room physicians like Dr. Heard are eager to make sure both doctors and patients have CHS on their radar.
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And how many people have died of this ?? How many compared to alcohol and tobacco use ?? How many compared to obesity ??
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Old December 29th, 2016, 07:27 AM   #3
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Heavy use of any drug - including white sugar - is not recommended.
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The heathen devil weed strikes again!
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Old December 29th, 2016, 12:42 PM   #5
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I have used marijuana for thirty years, and never gotten sick from it at all. I smoke or use some, play IPad in bed and sleep. Never gotten physically ill, at all. I have also drank alcohol since I was 18 and that shit has made me sick lots of times, with vomiting, headaches, and occasionally abhorrent and bizarre behavior.

One side effect of using marijuana is that it makes people hungry, even if they ate before consuming the substance. This is one drawback, and widespread legalization I think will cause obesity to go up. Not everyone, there will be the hashish smoking health freaks who run 10 miles a day. But mostly it makes you sit around and eat mostly fattening and high calorie foods. Because we are not eating carrots.
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I have used marijuana for thirty years, and never gotten sick from it at all. I smoke or use some, play IPad in bed and sleep. Never gotten physically ill, at all. I have also drank alcohol since I was 18 and that shit has made me sick lots of times, with vomiting, headaches, and occasionally abhorrent and bizarre behavior.

One side effect of using marijuana is that it makes people hungry, even if they ate before consuming the substance. This is one drawback, and widespread legalization I think will cause obesity to go up. Not everyone, there will be the hashish smoking health freaks who run 10 miles a day. But mostly it makes you sit around and eat mostly fattening and high calorie foods. Because we are not eating carrots.
All the good cookies would be gone!
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Not sure I buy the whole thing. The feds don't want us to use it, and the 5 corporations who own 90% of the media have been willing to lie for the government.
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1) Do a lot of anything and there will be negative side effects.

2) Literally never heard of this and I've been smoking pretty consistently and in large amounts.

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>implying alcohol isn't 115x worse

Only the Jews want you to not smoke the ganja, m8.
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The ONLY reason pot isn't legal is the governments can't figure out how to tax a weed that will almost anywhere. The Ohio initiative was shot down because it gave total control of pot growth and distribution to 5 hand picked companies.
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1) Do a lot of anything and there will be negative side effects.

2) Literally never heard of this and I've been smoking pretty consistently and in large amounts.

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>implying alcohol isn't 115x worse

Only the Jews want you to not smoke the ganja, m8.
So Reagan, Bush and a whole lot of Republicans and evangelicals are Jews?
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