Can a person Overdose on marijuana?
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) reports the following, Revised August 2017:
An overdose occurs when a person uses enough of the drug to produce life-threatening symptoms or death. There are no reports of teens or adults dying from marijuana alone. However, some people who use marijuana can feel some very uncomfortable side effects, especially when using marijuana products with high THC levels. People have reported symptoms such as anxiety and paranoia, and in rare cases, an extreme psychotic reaction (which can include delusions and hallucinations) that can lead them to seek treatment in an emergency room.
While a psychotic reaction can occur following any method of use, emergency room responders have seen an increasing number of cases involving marijuana edibles. Some people (especially preteens and teens) who know very little about edibles don’t realize that it takes longer for the body to feel marijuana’s effects when eaten rather than smoked. So they consume more of the edible, trying to get high faster or thinking they haven’t taken enough. In addition, some babies and toddlers have been seriously ill after ingesting marijuana or marijuana edibles left around the house. https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/marijuana
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports this:
A fatal overdose is unlikely, but that doesn’t mean marijuana is harmless. In fact, the potency—determined by the amount of THC in the marijuana—of current strains may lead to poisonings, particularly when eaten or swallowed. Also, people can and do injure themselves because of marijuana’s effects on judgment, perception, movement, and coordination. For more information visit CDC’s section on poisoning. If you think you or someone you love has had too much marijuana and is having serious problems, call 911. https://www.cdc.gov/marijuana/faqs.htm
Can a person Overdo on marijuana?
Dictionary.com’s definition of overdo is as follows:
verb (used with object), overdid, overdone, overdoing.
1. to do to excess; overindulge in:
to overdo dieting.
2. to carry to excess or beyond the proper limit:
He puts on so much charm that he overdoes it.
3. to overact (a part); exaggerate.
4. to overtax the strength of; fatigue; exhaust.
5. to cook too much or too long; overcook:
Don’t overdo the hamburgers.
verb (used without object), overdid, overdone, overdoing.
6. to do too much; go to an extreme:
Exercise is good but you mustn’t overdo.
VEJOVIS™ The signs and side-effects of Overdoing on marijuana:
- Personal underachievement
- Loss of personal assets
- Loss of close personal relationships
- Loss of good jobs/employment