Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS) is a relatively unknown condition that affects millions of people across the globe. Those afflicted report repeated bouts of severe nausea, abdominal pain, and vomiting. Many doctors believe the symptoms are caused by long-term, heavy cannabis use. For Alice Moon, a former edibles reviewer turned publicist, CHS changed her life.
“I passed out in the front yard one day because I was puking so much that I couldn’t cling to the toilet bowl anymore.” Moon describes laying in the grass, vomiting again and again, as her neighbors watched. She continued, “One day a neighbor came up like, ‘Can I help you?’ And I just burst into tears because no one knew how to help me and there was nothing they could do.”
The number of people impacted by CHS is still unknown, but one study from the New York University School of Medicine estimates nearly three million Americans may suffer from the illness. Join the conversation with Alice Moon and Cannabis & Tech Today Managing Editor Patricia Miller to learn more about this mysterious and terrifying illness.