Nausea is an uncomfortable feeling in the stomach and other parts of the body; a feeling that can sometimes lead to vomiting. It can contribute to wasting syndrome, dehydration, and malnutrition if it is severe. Nausea is commonly associated with cancer and related treatment, HIV/AIDS and related treatment, and vertigo, among other conditions.
Medical Cannabis Guidelines
While there isn’t a lot of research to back cannabis as a treatment for nausea, there are many anecdotes of patients successfully managing nausea with cannabis. CBD can also mitigate the intoxicating effects of THC, and both cannabinoids have been shown to be helpful.
Start low and go slow with THC. Anecdotally, CBD may be more effective at low doses rather than high doses.
Desired EffectNausea Relief
Delivery MethodSublingual, Pulmonary
Desired EffectDecrease Need for Rx Medication--Pain
Active CompoundTHC, CBD, THC:CBD Balance
(Based on clinical observation)
Delivery MethodPulmonary, Sublingual, Oral, Topical
Desired EffectAppetite Enhancement
Active CompoundTHC [1, 14, 62]
Delivery MethodPulmonary, Sublingual
Nausea and vomiting are protective defense mechanisms in the human body, and short-term episodes can be therapeutic, though miserable. But what if nausea is not short-term? What if it is an unavoidable side effect, or chronic, with no relief in sight?