It is important to note that medical cannabis – like any medication – affects different people in different ways. To minimize potential side effects it is important to follow the medical expertise of qualified physicians and nurses who will ensure that your personalized treatment plan serves your unique medical needs while closely monitoring your sensitivity to the medicine.
These are the most common potential side effects:
(i) dizziness, drowsiness, feeling faint or lightheaded, fatigue, headache; (ii) impaired memory and disturbances in attention, concentration and ability to think and make decisions; (iii) disorientation, confusion, feeling “drunk”, feeling abnormal or having abnormal thoughts, feeling “too high”, feelings of unreality, feeling an extreme slowing of time; (iv) suspiciousness, nervousness, episodes of anxiety resembling a panic attack, paranoia (loss of contact with reality), hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that do not exist); (v) impairments in motor skills and perception, altered bodily perceptions, loss of full control of bodily movements, falls; (vi) dry mouth, throat irritation, coughing; (vii) nausea, vomiting; and (viii) fast heartbeat.
Please note there may be side effects that are not yet known. You should always consult a physician if you experience any of these side-effects or experience anything unexpected.