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Treating Nausea With Medical Marijuana In Mississippi


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Nausea Qualifies For Medical Marijuana in Mississippi

Severe nausea can be caused by treatments or medications for conditions or it can be a direct symptom of a disease. Both of these types of severe nausea can qualify you for medical marijuana in Mississippi. Because severe nausea is caused by a variety of conditions, it is hard to pin down exactly how many people are suffering from it. One of the most severe types of nausea is chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV), which is estimated to occur in up to 80% of cancer patients who undergo chemotherapy. 

How Can Mississippi Medical Marijuana Help Severe Nausea Patients?

Medical marijuanas medications are a common treatment for severe nausea, particularly in those with chemotherapy-induced nausea. However, natural cannabis has also shown promise for helping relieve nausea and vomiting. According to the National Cancer Institute, inhaled Cannabis was more effective than placebo in reducing nausea in cancer patients receiving high-dose methotrexate.

Medical marijuana is thought to help with severe nausea largely thanks to the antiemetic effects of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the primary psychoactive cannabinoid in cannabis. Phytocannabinoids like THC interact with a system in our bodies termed the endocannabinoid system (ECS). With ECS receptors found across emetic pathways in our bodies, interaction with these receptors by THC may help to improve nausea and reduce vomiting.

Medical marijuanas may provide symptomatic relief if you experience severe nausea caused by any of the following conditions or their treatments:

Treating Nausea with Medical Cannabis

Relatively high THC cannabis which can only be purchased with a medical cannabis card in Mississippi, is recommended for treating nausea over using CBD-only products, according to the Australian Department of Health. It is important to note that in rare cases, prolonged use of cannabis may cause cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome, a syndrome that causes cyclical vomiting until use is stopped, and may need ER treatment for secondary dehydration or other complications. 

If smoking to manage nausea, it is important to pick high THC cannabis plant flower, because this chemical compound directly affects the dorsal vagus nerve, which controls nausea and vomiting responses in humans. Another ideal option is using a vaporizer or vape pen if the patient is worried about smoke being harmful. Smoking or vaping may carry additional health risks.

Because orally taking cannabis takes an hour to two hours to start taking effect and lasts longer in the body, many patients prefer to inhale cannabis for immediate relief and quicker offset. When taking medical marijuana orally, it can be more difficult to adjust exact dosages, but it can deliver cannabinoids (chemical compounds found in marijuana) without the need for smoking or vaping. Always consult with a medical marijuanas physician to learn which dosing options are best for your unique conditions.