Marijuana is somehow making millions violently sick

What’s causing CHS?

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Clinicians in Colorado are convinced that the syndrome is connected to marijiuana consumption, though they’re not sure how. About 25.7 percent of the CHS ER cases — that’s 2,567 patients — occurred after smoking weed, and 9.3 percent were from edible cannabis. The data tracks visits between January 2012 and January 2016.

Interestingly, patients who’d eaten grass were more likely to arrive at the ER with acute psychiatric symptoms, intoxication, and cardiovascular issues. Edible cannabis, in general, sent a disproportionately high number of high people to the hospital: While only 0.32 percent of Colorado cannabis sales are for edible varieties, it resulted in 10.7 percent of hospital visits.

CHS was first identified in 19 South Australian patients in 2004, chronic chronic users who’d been lighting up for decades. A second 2018 study of ER patients in

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