Why wait? Cannabis offers 96 per cent of people nausea relief within an hour

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Researchers at the University of New Mexico (UNM) have found people suffering from nausea who consumed whole natural cannabis flower had at least some relief within five to 60 minutes. But not only did individuals report significant symptom improvement almost right away — with nausea falling an average of almost four points on a scale of zero to 10 — that improvement increased by the hour-after mark. “Symptom relief was statistically significant at five minutes and increased with time,” notes the study published last month in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology. New case report sheds light on cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome and the need to avoid diagnosis delays A third of Canadians with cancer saying yes to cannabis: Alberta study Canadian cancer survivors explain reasons for consuming or abstaining from cannabis in new study The investigation shows that 96.4 per cent of the study sample reported nausea relief within one hour. “Despite increasing clinical concerns regarding cyclical vomiting or hyperemesis syndrome in cannabis users, almost all users experienced relief,” study author Sarah Stith, an assistant professor at UNM, says in a statement on Sunday . To get an idea of how using cannabis affected nausea, researchers employed a mobile phone app so sufferers could report symptom intensity. The study was based on data from 2,220 cannabis self-administration sessions recorded by 886 people using the Releaf App . Specifically, user feedback indicated that there was an average symptom improvement of 3.85 points on a zero to 10 scale “just moments after consumption with increasing benefits over time,” the statement notes. Despite cannabis being used to treat chemotherapy-induced nausea, how effective it is with other forms of nausea have not been well-researched. There are many common causes of nausea, running the gamut from food poisoning, emotional distress, gastrointestinal disorders, motion sickness, pregnancy and…

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