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Suspected Cannabis Ingestion

Cannabis Ingestion: What You Have To Know

About

Cannabis is a medicinal plant known for its psychoactive compounds and cannabis ingestion involves consuming the plant in different ways.

According to a 2007 National Survey on Drug Use And Health, 2.1 million patients abused Cannabis in the US alone that year (1)

-Heightens senses and gives a feeling of relaxation
-Distort sense of time and space
-May induce panic or anxiety
-Effects last for up to 3 to 4 hours after ingestion
-Is a treatable condition with rehab

There are different ways to ingest cannabis and some of the popular ways are by smoking the dried plant using a pot or bong. Sublingual ingestion by taking the plant orally, or administering via chewing it to pass into the gastrointestinal tract are other ways. Patients new to cannabis will experience more intense effects within 1 to 2 hours while sublingual administration kicks it in within 5 to 30 minutes.

Symptoms

Symptoms of cannabis ingestion in patients include feelings of relaxation, panic, or anxiety.

People may also experience

Rapid heart beat
Poor hand eye coordination
Feelings of drowsiness or lethargy
Increased appetite for snacking
Secretiveness and poor concentration

Treatment

Self-care: Stop ingesting cannabis immediately and seek psychological therapy. Ea a healthy diet full of fresh fruits and vegetables and start leading an active lifestyle. In time, the addiction will wear off.

Medications: There are no medications prescribed for treating this addiction. The best way to treat it is to attend rehab and therapy.

Specialists: If you're suffering from cannabis addiction, do not be afraid to seek support. At mfine, our therapists will help you get your life back on track with a state-of-the-art holistic wellness program.

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