by Alex Robles & Xochipilli
It’s generally considered to be difficult to overdose on cannabis, and there have been no reported deaths from a cannabis overdose alone. However, it’s important to know that cannabis can produce a range of unwanted effects, including anxiety and psychosis, and in rare cases, these effects can be severe.
One of the main reasons that it’s difficult to overdose on cannabis is the presence of the endocannabinoid system in the human body. This system is responsible for regulating a wide range of physiological processes, including appetite, mood, and memory. Cannabis works by interacting with this system through the cannabinoid receptors found throughout the body.
The endocannabinoid system is designed to maintain homeostasis, or balance, within the body. This means that when the body is exposed to high levels of cannabinoids, such as THC, the endocannabinoid system will try to compensate by reducing the production of its own endocannabinoids. This can help to prevent the body from being overwhelmed by the presence of THC.
However, it is important to remember two things. First, the effects of cannabis can vary widely depending on the individual and the specific strain being used. Some strains of cannabis may be more potent than others, and this can increase the risk of unwanted effects, including anxiety and psychosis.
Second, remember to consider the method of consumption when it comes to the potential for cannabis to produce unwanted effects. Smoking cannabis can produce a more rapid onset of effects compared to other methods of consumption, such as edibles. This may increase the risk of experiencing unwanted effects, such as anxiety or psychosis.
It’s generally considered to be difficult to overdose on cannabis, but be aware of the potential for unwanted effects, especially at high dosages or with potent strains of cannabis. It’s always a good idea to use caution when using cannabis and to be aware of your own personal risk factors for adverse effects.