Unfortunately, scientists today do not know any medicine that comes without any side effects. Though cannabis is a potent drug, it has its own faults. However, the plant is considered a relatively harmless alternative to the traditional treatment.
When you consume any kind of cannabis derivatives, it is crucial to know their potency and the dosage you need. If your tolerance level is low, there may be some repercussions of using more than you can handle. In most cases, beginners experience minor side effects of the herb. However, if the plant is too potent, even seasoned consumers may suffer.
What exactly can happen if you use a strain with a high THC level?
Potent weed can make your mouth drier than a desert and irritate your eyes greatly. An average THC level can also sometimes cause this effect without it being bothersome. However, "cottonmouth" is hard to get rid of even if you drink a lot of water. It may even seem that your mouth has gone numb.
Scientists have found that there are cannabinoid receptors in our saliva glands. Cannabinoids are perceived as natural chemicals that bind saliva production.
Similar to dry mouth, high THC pot influences the state of our eyes. Red eyes are a signature feature that often characterizes stoners. That is why discrete consumers increase the demand for eye drops. The problem may be in the smoke, but other ways of consumption cause this effects as well. Another reason is the fact that THC lowers blood pressure and dilates blood vessels.
In general, cannabis is treasured for of its anti-anxiety properties. Even the strains that are not commonly used for medical purposes can fulfill the task. However, this property of weed can turn out to be its downside. When you consume a small dose of cannabinoids, the problem fades away. When you use a higher dose, it can bring anxiety back and even intensify it. The same rule goes for paranoia. Moreover, some people are unfortunate to be genetically predisposed to this kind of side effects and cannot use marijuana at all.
As we all know, THC is a psychoactive compound of the plant. No surprise that the higher the content of THC is, the higher the chances of experiencing hallucinations are. Not all people experience this effect, but those who do are not overjoyed about it. You have to know your limits to ward off this “inconvenience.”
Hardly being the main disturbing consequence, the munchies accompany highs all the time. However, this hunger has two sides to it. It is most appreciated by people who have appetite disorders. You see, cannabis helps them gain back their passion for food. On the other side, there are people who do not need this kind of help and are afraid of gaining extra pounds. The problem can actually be solved in no time—there are special strains that do not cause munchies and can be used during a diet.
Another side effect that is not quite negative for some people is lethargy. There are patients who see it as a therapeutic benefit and crave it. If you want to stay cheerful and energetic, be careful with not only high-THC plants but also indica strains, which are famous for the calming cerebral effects they provide.
If you happen to be using a cannabinoid-based remedy that makes you sleepy and lethargic, try pairing it with coffee.