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“Another common side effect is sleepiness, which of course is something that we’re often treating people for with the cannabis. Another one that you should be aware of is heightened sexual arousal, which though it hasn’t been studied, potentially could lead to unsafe sexual behavior, and is something you should be aware of.
Less frequently people can feel light-headed, and possibly even a little short of breath. But these are uncommon and tend to pass quickly. In some instances, people may feel their heart beating faster or stronger, in all of these cases these symptoms tend to pass and they tend to not recur as you get used to the marijuana. Also, if you are using an easily titratable dose you can always use a little bit less to avoid these symptoms.
So chronic use can lead to next day fuzzy-headed syndrome, constipation, and in some cases you can build up a tolerance to the marijuana and need to use more of it for the same effect. In extraordinarily rare circumstances, there is a syndrome called cannabis hyperemesis syndrome, which basically means that if you keep smoking you may in fact develop a vomiting illness. But you have to understand that cannabis hyperemesis syndrome is vanishingly rare and goes away when you stop using marijuana.
And no discussion of the side effects of marijuana would be complete without a moment to talk about safety. Most of the studies show that people who are using marijuana are doing it responsibly, and have no increased risk. However, at least at this time, there is significant concern about the effect of marijuana on your ability to drive. Just don’t do it.
So as your physician, my recommendation is that you do not smoke marijuana and drive, just like you wouldn’t drink and drive.”