Can You Die from Marijuana Overdose? - Online Medical Card

Can You Die from Marijuana Overdose?

Marijuana overdose? Don’t worry! You won’t die from it. Yes, that’s a fact.

There have been reports of people dying from opioid or drug abuse but cannabis overdose hasn’t claimed a life yet.

Thankfully, cannabis interacts with the mechanism of human body and induces a completely different effect opposed to alcohol and opioid. The effect is more relaxing and therapeutic.

So, what exactly causes the death of opioid addicts?

Oxford University anesthesiology professor K.T.S Pattinson says “In drug addicts, respiratory depression is the major cause of death”.

Well, heard about pre-Bötzinger complex? It’s the part of the brain which triggers the breathing process.

Opioid is known to hit the pleasure sensors in the brain. Along with that, it suppresses the activity of the pre-Bötzinger complex. This impacts your breathing process and an overdose can eventually force your breath to stop resulting in death.

Similarly, alcohol overdose impacts the mechanism of the liver. Increased consumption of alcohol damages it and the liver loses the ability to break down alcohol. This paralyzes the pre-Bötzinger complex and the breathing process is compromised. Eventually, it leads to organ failure and death.

So, can you overdose on marijuana?

Yes, you can! But, stay prepared to face the euphoric effects of the high. It is advised to take moderate doses to feel more relaxed.

Well, in any case, marijuana overdose cannot kill you. It will make you go paranoid but nothing more than that. You won’t die.

In 1990, a research conducted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) mentioned that “Sparse densities [of cannabinoid receptors] in lower brainstem areas controlling cardiovascular and respiratory functions may explain why high doses of THC are not lethal.”

Ideally, you should contact a certified 420 doctor and get evaluated. The doctor can suggest the right dosage suited to enhance your health.

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