Pot Legalization Tied to Increasing Cases of Scromiting

Doctors in California are seeing a growing trend in the number of cases of a mysterious illness related to heavy marijuana use.

The illness known informally as scromiting is a relatively new illness that doctors say they’ve seen more since recreational marijuana has been legalized in the state last November. Patients who ‘scromit’ are reported to scream and vomit as they seek out help, hence the name.

Little is known

The condition is known in the medical society as Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS) but little is known about the illness. However, medical experts are tying up the condition with heavy cannabis consumption as majority of the patients who had been admitted for CHS were heavy marijuana users. These are those individuals who smoke three to five times a day.

Dr. Aimee Moulin, physician from UC-Davis believes there will be more cases once the commercial sales of cannabis commences next month.

“’In one study the average duration of cannabis use prior to onset of recurrent vomiting was… 3.4 years,” per a report from the National Center for Biotechnology Information or NCBI.

The symptoms

Other symptoms of the illness include cyclic episodes of nausea and vomiting, and the learned behavior of hot bathing.

Doctors believe the oversaturation of cannabinoids in the body affect the hypothalamus, the part of the brain that regulates digestion and body temperature. Those who suffer from this condition typically believes taking a hot bath will relieve the nausea and vomiting. The symptoms are reported to also cease once the affected individual stops the habit.

Justin Meerkat

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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Rick goodman

    Sounds like bullshit to me.

  2. This is true and it is coming from Dabbing. I am a 43 year user of Cannabis and until this year, I have not had a Joint, burning, Volcano vaping, dabbing and my own way to get it into my ingestion.

    Every way, has never produced this reaction but the “Dabbing Can and Would” create other potential Lung Cancer. The actual dab is not causing cancer but the residual, on the lung fiber, first a Node and then turns Cancerous, this was the results for me, I could not continue to dab. If there is a “Gate Way Cannabis Dabbing” is it. I was years ago, addicted to Cocaine and Meth, I can tell you, that a dabber, after five years could find the only way to get “The High” is to move to more powerful drugs like meth. No studies has be conducted on abuse of “Dabbing”, so before you say one way or the other, do it, fairly compare to joints or vaping. Dabbing is a “Gate Way Product of Cannabis”.

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