The psychoactive ingredient THC found in marijuana has been the subject of much debate over the past two decades. One of the most common questions that arise is can you overdose on marijuana? Jason Levine, PhD, psychologist and addiction treatment expert, states that overdosing on marijuana is impossible in the traditional sense. However, high doses of marijuana can and do cause serious health problems, including fatal accidents. Most previous medical research has used marijuana with a relatively low THC content, while in recent years, THC levels in marijuana have increased significantly, with an increase of between 4% and 12%, on average. When someone overdoses on marijuana, it's technically an overdose of THC.
THC causes symptoms such as anxiety, paranoia, psychosis and, in some cases, hallucinations. Cannabis supporters point to arguments that claim that marijuana is perfectly safe to consume and has perceived health benefits. On the other side of this debate, opponents assert that marijuana deserves its restrictive federal classification as a Schedule 1 substance by the Drug Enforcement Agency.Once the THC has been distilled, it is re-condensed and the final product can have between 15% and 99% pure THC. This means that it is possible to consume too much THC and experience adverse effects.
It is important to note that while it is not possible to overdose on marijuana in the traditional sense, it is possible to consume too much THC and experience adverse effects. It is important to be aware of the potential risks associated with consuming high doses of THC. It is also important to be aware of the potential benefits associated with consuming marijuana in moderation. While there is still much debate surrounding the safety of marijuana use, it is clear that consuming high doses of THC can be dangerous.