Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome: An Under-Recognized Diagnosis

Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome: An Under-Recognized DiagnosisWith the growing spread of cannabis abuse, a novel clinical disorder has emerged, termed Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS). Researchers in Israel published a Case Communications report in the Israel Medical Association Journal in May 2015. The majority of patients with CHS are heavy users of cannabinoids, on a daily or almost daily basis for years. Symptoms are characterized by recurrent attacks of severe nausea and vomiting and accompanying abdominal pain. (more…)