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What is Cannabis Poisoning? - CNN Makes Up a New Reefer Madness Term

You have heard of CHS, greening out, and toxicity, but when did cannabis become a poison?

Posted by:
BostonBakedPete on Tuesday May 21, 2024

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What is Cannabis Poisoning? – CNN Makes Up a New Reefer Madness Term No One Ever Heard of Before!

 

What is a poison? According to Dictionary.com:

a substance that is capable of causing the illness or death of a living organism when introduced or absorbed.

"he killed himself with poison".

 

The Mayo Clinic defines poisoning as:

Poisoning is injury or death due to swallowing, inhaling, touching or injecting various drugs, chemicals, venoms or gases. Many substances — such as drugs and carbon monoxide — are poisonous only in higher concentrations or dosages. And others — such as cleaners — are dangerous only if ingested. Children are particularly sensitive to even small amounts of certain drugs and chemicals.

 

CNN recently upped their anti-pot rhetoric by claiming a new term, “cannabis poisoning”, have tripled in older adults, in this case, in Canada.

 

Since no one has ever died from cannabis, as in an overdose or ingesting too much, CNN must be referring to the “injury” part of the poisoning definition that the Mayo Clinic describes.

 

What injuries has cannabis caused in the human body to be classified as poisoning.  Greening Out, a common term for ingesting too much THC that leads to paranoia, possible hallucinating, and a great night sleep, is as far a stretch from “poisoning” as the cannabis industry gets. Yes, people using cannabis can do acts under the aspis of being “high”, walking into walls, falling down stairs, etc. that can cause injury, but that would be injuries under the influence, not poisoning injuries.

 

CHS, or cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome, is a longer-term reaction that a small percentage of habitual cannabis users can develop when their bodies have large amounts of THC in their liver and kidneys to flush. Usually taking a 10-day break, or up to a month, can solve most CHS issues.

 

These would be considered a toxicity problem, not a poison problem.

 

CNN, notoriously famous for anti-cannabis, clickbait headlines and brash statements about the “dangers” of cannabis, hit a new low with creating a new term, “cannabis poisoning”. It is a misleading term medically to say the least, let alone the implication that a serious poisoning of weed could lead to death or serious injury.  Neither of which has ever happened in 5,000 years of humans using the cannabis plant.

 

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