Can Marijuana Cure an Alcohol Hangover?


Just how many times have you regretted the number of drinks you had last night?

It happens to all of us – we wake up after a night of partying tired and nauseated, with a pounding head, wishing for a medicine which could cure hangovers.

Sure, a few cups of strong black coffee, or a big and hearty breakfast might help, but it is not always the case.

This is why the next time you’re hungover, you should simply try marijuana instead.

Yep, you read that right.

According to recent studies, cannabis can be used to treat a wide range of symptoms caused by a hangover. From nausea and headaches, to fatigue and dizziness, medical marijuana can help you feel better within minutes.

Let’s look at how it works.

Marijuana and hangovers

To be precise, weed doesn’t help ‘cure’ a hangover directly, but can be extremely helpful with the symptoms and effects of an alcohol hangover. 

Nearly everyone experiences hangovers differently and has different symptoms. Some people suffer from extreme headaches, while others feel sick and nauseated.

While marijuana cannot make these symptoms go away completely for everyone, it certainly can make them more manageable, making your day a little easier.

Among the symptoms that weed does help, nausea and headaches are the two top ranking ones.

Here’s how:

Marijuana contains cannabinoids like THC and CBD – the psychoactive components in weed that get you ‘high’ (like THC) or increase your mental focus (like CBD).

While there are a lot of ways THC and CBD affect your body, they help relieve nausea and vomiting – often more effectively than over the counter medicines.

Following are some additional hangover symptoms which marijuana can help to ease:

  • Fatigue
  • Stress
  • Lack of appetite
  • Pain
  • Lethargy

What kind of marijuana should I use while hungover?

It must be noted that due to legal restrictions, there has been very limited research done on both marijuana, and its effect on hangovers.

Instead, a lot of evidence comes from the experience of the millions of users worldwide.

As a result, the kind of strain which you should use solely depends on the type of symptoms you are experiencing and how you want to deal with them.

If you’re someone with a busy schedule and lots of work the next day, a sativa strain with high levels of CBD might be helpful. It will help you fight the pain and nausea, while leaving you refreshed and active the next day.

On the other hand, if you’re looking for something to help with your pounding head, you might need an indica strain. These are usually full of THC and will help you relax and sleep off the worst part of your hangover.

You could also go for a hybrid strain, and feel relaxed and at ease all day without ever getting really sleepy.

And if you don’t feel like smoking, you can always go for simple, tasty, and sweet edibles, or infuse the flower in your tea or coffee for long lasting effects.

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