Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome: Heavy Marijuana Use Linked To Rare Vomiting Illness

Heavy marijuana use, for a small number of people, has been linked to a rare and mysterious illness which causes vomiting and stomach pain.

The mysterious illness is called cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS) and was discovered in 2004, according to NPR. However, cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome didn’t receive much attention until recently, when doctors began to identify more cases of the syndrome.

For 17 years, a 48-year-old woman named Chalfonte LeNee Queen, who lives in San Diego, suffered periodic episodes of violent retching and abdominal pain that would knock her off her feet for days. At times, Queen found herself more at