Nausea unrelated to CHS
So maybe you experience nausea when you consume cannabis, but it’s not so severe that it’s causing you to vomit and jump into a hot bath. In a survey of users who consume cannabis at least 20 times per month, about 32% fit the criteria for CHS, so you’re in the majority.
Still, in an interview with Business Insider, an associate professor of emergency medicine at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital said the condition is not rare at all, noting they “see it absolutely every week in [their] ER.” Many people experience nausea after smoking or consuming cannabis without having CHS. But much like CHS, there is not a lot of research on this phenomenon, largely because of the federally illegal status of the drug in the United States.
Most of the advice for those who get nauseous when consuming cannabis comes from anecdotal evidence. Maybe you’re dehydrated and should focus on drinking more water, or maybe you’re letting the munchies get the best of you and eating too much, thus causing nausea. Others say don’t smoke as much or wait for it to pass.
If you experience nausea from cannabis, it may be a case of trial and error. The most obvious solution is to stop smoking. If you want to pinpoint the cause though, pay attention to all factors surrounding your cannabis use. Maybe you need to cut back, or maybe you need to stick to strains with more therapeutic effects.