Ask An Old Hippie: Why Am I Waking Up Sick After Going To Bed Stoned?
Old Hippie | Aug 26, 2011 | Comments 3
Q: What’s up? I’m from Austin and I’ve been smoking for about 2 years now and I was wondering if the reefer can physically make you sick, because I’ve been waking up every morning sick and I always go to bed stoned. Could it be the reefer that’s doing that or is it most likely something else?
A: If you’re not sick when you go to bed, you shouldn’t be waking up sick either. In other words, if you were actually allergic to weed, you’d be noticing symptoms the night before.
What kind of symptoms are you experiencing in the morning when you wake up sick? If it’s vomiting, did you get super high the night before, possibly with little to drink or eat? Low blood sugar or dehydration can cause people to feel nauseous when very high.
On the other hand, if you happened to be drinking alcohol the night you went to bed stoned, getting sick is almost surely from the drinking, or from overdoing due to mixing both.
There’s a clever little ditty which goes:
Weed before beer, you’re in the clear;
Beer before grass, you’re on your ass.
ConvENTional wisdom on r/trees has it that this is correct, but I doubt it’s been scientifically proven. Personally I try not to overdo either one!
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