5. Sedation or Impairment
With pretty much any medication, there is always a chance of feeling drowsiness or slightly sedated. The same goes for cannabis use. It relaxes your entire body and slows reaction time. As a result, activities such as driving can be very dangerous.
According to a Consumer Reports article, car accidents have increased in states where marijuana is legal compared to neighboring states. The article also mentions how a survey of medical marijuana patients in Michigan indicated that 56.4% have driven within two hours of using marijuana, and 21.5% said they were “very high” at the time.
4. Dry Mouth
Dry mouth or “cotton” mouth is common for those who use marijuana by smoking it. You may wonder how this side effect is harmful to health because it seems to be a small nuisance that can be dealt with.
Well, oral health is more important than you think. Your mouth must be moist to maintain gum and dental health. When the oral cavity is dry, gum regression can occur, and there is a chance of decaying teeth. In the worst-case scenario, teeth can fall out.
3. Nausea and Vomiting
Nausea and vomiting are some of the more severe side effects associated with marijuana. It is commonly diagnoses as cannabis hyperemesis syndrome. Although it is usually seen with daily users, it can happen to anyone.
Treatment includes IV fluids and anti-nausea medications. Hot showers are also helpful for less extreme cases. However, avoiding cannabis altogether may be the best option for some patients.