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Why Does Cannabis Make Me Faint?

Smoking weed may sometimes result in undesired side effects like dizziness. We explore why this happens and what it means for the average cannabis consumer.

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There are a few unpleasant short-term side effects cannabis users may experience at one point or another. The majority seem to manifest in the inexperienced consumer, gradually dissipating as individuals become better acquainted with the sensation of being high and their tolerance rising.

One such unpleasantry is getting dizzy after you smoked. It can happen even to the most experienced of smokers. In some extreme cases, this dizziness can catapult itself into a full-blown “green out” – a term depicting the classic momentary loss of consciousness after inhaling a particularly strong hero dose of weed.

But not everyone hits the bong like there is no tomorrow. Many simply get dizzy even after a few tokes from a shared joint. But rest assured, this is perfectly benign. The truth is, cannabis does not directly make you dizzy.

EVEN THE MOST EXPERIENCED SMOKER MAY GET DIZZY

Dizziness is a sensation caused by a sudden drop in blood pressure. Cannabis does lower blood pressure, as well as engorge the brain’s vascular system. By doing so, it creates a sort of double whammy effect.

Cannabis influences the bloodstream in many ways. In addition to causing an overall reduction in blood flow (aka pressure), the brain is all of a sudden able to hold more blood, slightly reducing the rest of the body’s circulating volume, and therefore causing an extra drop in pressure.

Have you ever felt dizzy from suddenly standing up after a long period of sitting down? The sudden jolt of going from sitting or prone position into fully erect vertical stance will cause very strong back pressure in your veins. Quite literally, the force of gravity momentarily causes your circulation to halt, making you immediately lightheaded. You do not need to be high for this to happen, but weed certainly does play a part in heightening the experience, as the psychoactive nature of THC does modulate your senses.

The exact same thing can happen while under the influence of alcohol, although at lower levels, alcohol reacts more like a stimulant than a depressant. But it is a usual affair for someone particularly intoxicated to stumble over.

I FELT LIKE I WAS GOING TO DIE

This is a common thought inexperienced cannabis users may have post-toke. We could call it a classic newbie bad trip. Cannabis is not lethal, but a bit of anxiety followed by dizziness can trigger a paranoid state fueled by fear – in this case, fear of the unknown – which could escalate into a panic attack.

Let us break the news, that it’s all in your head. When this happens, it just means you were overwhelmed by the sensation of being high, and a negative thought process took over.

HOW CAN I PREVENT THIS FROM HAPPENING?

Being lightheaded, woozy, losing your balance, or even flat out fainting because of cannabis is not dangerous at all (as long as you don’t hit your head). On the other hand, if you frequently experience this when you smoke, we strongly suggest trying a completely different strain from another lineage and compare. If you frequently get dizzy even without consuming weed, you should consult a doctor as soon as possible.

It is very common for some individuals to experience strong anxiety from indica strains while feeling perfectly in tune when enjoying a sativa. On the contrary, many people do not like sativas as they feel paranoid and head-locked, and prefer the more sedative body high of an indica. Some find their Holy Grail in a hybrid. As it stands now, CBD-rich strains are increasingly being used to mediate the intense psychoactive effects of THC.

The real trick here is to experiment as much as possible. Start slow, and do not let peer pressure ruin the experience for you. If you find yourself couch-locked, stretch your limbs and move around a bit before standing up to slightly pump your vascular system.

Have some snacks handy; not only for the munchies, but sugar and salt will increase blood pressure. Stay properly hydrated. More often than not, the good side effects of weed will remind you of these last two. In fact, mild dehydration is a transversal social phenomenon that causes a plethora of symptoms, with low blood pressure being one of the main ones.

Finally, if you do get dizzy – do not freak out! It happens to everyone, with or without weed. The sensation should subside relatively quickly. Grab ahold of something or sit back down, take a couple of deep breaths, do not let negative thoughts invade you – and within seconds, you will be good as new, and still equally high.

Some people may get dizzy or lightheaded when high. We explain why this happens and what to do about it.

Vertigo

breed by Paradise Seeds

Here you can find all info about Vertigo from Paradise Seeds. If you are searching for information about Vertigo from Paradise Seeds, check out our Basic Infos, Gallery, Degustation, Strain Reviews, Direct Comparisons, Shop-Finder and Price Comparison, Lineage / Genealogy or User Comments for this cannabis variety here at this page and follow the links to get even more information – or list all Vertigo Strains (±2) to find a different version. If you have any personal experiences with growing or consuming this cannabis variety, please use the upload links to add them to the database!

Basic / Breeders Info

Vertigo is an automatic flowering ruderalis/indica/sativa variety from Paradise Seeds and can be cultivated indoors, outdoors and in the greenhouse where the female, autoflowering plants need ±65 days from the seedling to the harvest. Paradise Seeds’ Vertigo is a THC dominant variety and is/was only available as feminized seeds.

Paradise Seeds’ Vertigo Description

Type: Indica 60% / Sativa 30% / Ruderalis 10%.
Flowering time: 60 days indoors, 70 days outdoors (from germination).
Suitable environment: Indoors and outdoors.
Yield: 500 g per m² indoors. 75 g per plant outdoors.
Effect: Heavy, potent.
Flavor: Citric, intense bouquet.
THC: **
CBD: *

Deep Chunk… Once you have tasted Vertigo, the only way is up, because this is a great autoflower option for medical cannabis patients looking to cancel out their pain.

One of our newest strains, Vertigo is an autoflowering plant that we took our time to research and develop. We spent a number of generations breeding this sativa/indica hybrid before we released it, perfecting its characteristics of stability and strength.

Over the past few years there has been much demand for our autoflower varieties. To develop our autoflower range, we put our 20 years experience into practice, to ensure that the reduced size and quick flower times of our autos were matched by quality. Vertigo is one of these strains that has benefited from the rigorous R+D process we employ at Paradise Seeds, producing one of the first auto varieties that has been bred specifically with medical users in mind.

As some medical users may not be experienced cultivators, Vertigo has been developed to be an easy grow variety that is versatile and very forgiving. It is well suited to an indoor grow room and can grow tall for an autoflower thanks to its sativa genetics, reaching a height of 1m or above. Its quick flowering time of 60 days makes it a popular choice for commercial cultivation.

In an outdoor environment it will also grow very well. Naturally, more sunlight and a warmer climate will boost the yield in southern regions of Europe and in southern states of the US and areas of the southern hemisphere. As for northern regions,we like to think of this, as with all our autoflowers, as God’s gift to the ganja farmer in these more moderate parts of the world! Vertigo will work in town and countryside gardens in countries such as the UK, Germany, Czech Republic and areas of Canada and northern USA.

The taste is fruity, with a predominance of citrus, and the effect is physical. Especially good for numbing pain, Vertigo nevertheless comes with a well balanced high that keeps you from disappearing inside your couch and allows you to get things done.

Where to buy Vertigo cannabis seeds?

Vertigo from Paradise Seeds is available only as feminized seeds. Regular seeds are not available at the moment. In 19 seedbanks, we found 51 offers between EUR 7.00 for 1 feminized seed and EUR 393.31 for 50 feminized seeds. If you are looking to buy Vertigo Cannabis Seeds from Paradise Seeds somewhere – have a look to our Vertigo Price Comparison page with all current offers from all the connected seedbanks and shops – or visit one of the following tested, trustworthy and recommended seed-shops directly to check out their current Vertigo offers: Zamnesia, Hanfoase & Stecklingsexpress, Samenwahl.com, Amsterdam Seed Center, Canna-Seed Seed Shop, Linda Seeds | Linda Semilla, Herbies Head Shop, PEV Seeds Bank, Seedsman, canna-seed.com, Hanf & Hanf, Chu Majek, Alchimia Grow Shop, Seeds24.at, Herbalist, Oaseeds, Cannapot Hanfshop, Cheeba Beans and Indras Planet GmbH.

Vertigo Reviews

We’ve collected strain info from 10 growers for Vertigo.

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