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Marijuana intoxication

  • Alternative Names

    Cannabis intoxication; Intoxication - marijuana (cannabis); Pot; Mary Jane; Weed; Grass; Cannabis


    Caring for people with marijuana intoxication focuses on preventing injury and reassuring those who have panic reactions.

    Someone who is very agitated can be sedated with benzodiazepines (such as diazepam [Valium] or lorazepam [Ativan]). Children who have more serious symptoms may need to be admitted to the hospital for treatment.

    People with more serious side effects may need to be hospitalized, have heart or brain monitoring, and take medication.

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    Expectations (prognosis)

    People who have seizures, cardiac arrest, or a heart attack may not survive. However, these reactions are rare.


    Calling your health care provider

    If someone who has been using marijuana develops any of the symptoms of intoxication, has trouble breathing, or cannot be awakened, call 911 or your local emergency number. If the person has stopped breathing or has no pulse, begin CPR and continue it until help arrives.