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Side Effects

Potential Side Effects of Medical Marijuana 

Like anything else, medical marijuana does have potential side effects.  Everyone reacts to cannabis individually, and while some people may experience many side effects, others may not experience any.  Furthermore, different types of medical marijuana may produce different effects.  

Listed here are the many potential side effects one may experience when using medical marijuana. 

Hunger, thirst or dry mouth, red eyes, anxiety, paranoia, increased heart rate, drowsiness, fatigue, dizziness, fainting, slurred speech, insomnia, impaired balance, constipation, diarrhea, short term memory loss, hallucinations, urinary retention, slower reaction time, giddiness, shallow breathing.  

Ways of Coping With Possible Side Effects

  • Consume in a safe environment that is secure and you feel comfortable in. 

  • Start at low dose 

  • Consider a low THC / high CBD concentration.  

  • Keep liquids near you and try chewing gum if you are thirsty or have dry mouth 

  • Have hydrating eye drops on hand if you have red eyes 

  • Try different strains if you do not have symptomatic relief