Cottonmouth is one of the only negative effects cannabis has on your body, but what happens when the high wears off and your mouth is still dry? This could actually be a key signal that you need more hydration.
Staying hydrated is important no matter what you’re doing, but it becomes essential when you’re vaping cannabis or CBD.
Hydration Can Help with a Dry Mouth
While cannabinoids bring a lot of benefits to your body, they can also have some very small negative effects. Dry mouth is one of the most bothersome and something that people have been dealing with for years.
It may be impossible to prevent cottonmouth completely when you’re vaping cannabis, but there are some things you can do to help ease the effects.
Drink a lot of water so you can stay hydrated. Water may not be able to help with immediate cottonmouth relief, but being dehydrated on top of having a dry mouth from cannabis can be very uncomfortable.
Even though they probably seem like a good idea, try to avoid reaching for sugary drinks or anything with tannins (like tea) in them when you have cottonmouth.
Eating juicy fruits, stocking up on sugar-free gum, and avoiding spicy things while you’re high might also help you deal with cottonmouth.
Proper Hydration May Be Able to Prevent Headaches
As with nicotine vs. nicotine salts for vaping, there are certain varieties of cannabis that may be better for vaping. Like nicotine salt, these varieties create a smoother vape experience and may make it easier for you to enjoy vaping CBD or cannabis.
With these varieties of cannabis, you may be less likely to experience a headache.
Vaping, in general, may cause headaches. Because you are taking some air in with your cannabis, you might be more likely to give yourself a headache during a session.
Staying hydrated can help with all types of headaches.
Cannabis Might Act as a Diuretic
Even though cannabis and caffeine seem like they are polar opposites because of their opposite effects, they do share some similarities. They may both have an effect on your adrenal system and may even cause you to pee more.
While the effects of both caffeine and cannabis are nowhere near the diuretic effects of alcohol, they can still cause a slight diuretic effect after use.
When these substances act as a diuretic, it can cause you to pee more. If you’re putting more liquid out than you’re used to, you may become dehydrated more easily. You should make up for the output by drinking more water.
A lot has been said about the importance of hydration when you’re consuming alcohol because it can act as a very strong diuretic. While the effects of cannabis and CBD oil are much weaker, there may still be a chance they can cause you to pee more.
It shouldn’t be hard to counteract the diuretic effect that comes from vaping cannabis or CBD. Simply drinking more water while you’re vaping can help you decrease the risk of hydration and stay comfortable.
A simple way to sneak in more water is just by keeping a bottle of it closeby. Take a drink whenever you think of it.
Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome
Even though having a full-blown case of cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome is extremely rare, some people may be occasionally affected by vomiting after vaping cannabis or CBD.
Much like the diuretic effect on your system when you vape cannabis, you can quickly become dehydrated if you vomit after use.
There are things you can do to prevent vomiting after vaping CBD or cannabis. These include pacing yourself while vaping, eating something light before use, and knowing your own limits. You may also want to avoid heavy or greasy food after use to help reduce any vomiting that may occur.
If you only experience vomiting after vaping a certain type of cannabis or CBD, it may be due to the strain. Simply avoid that strain or try to use less of it if you enjoy all the other effects.
Trying out different options can help you find something you like more and that does not cause you to get sick.
Since vomiting can lead to dehydration very quickly, you’ll want to keep up on your water intake. If you think you are going to vomit, try to drink some water. It may not prevent you from getting sick, but it can help lubricate and protect your throat. It may make getting sick easier.
If you’ve already gotten sick, small sips of water can be beneficial, just take it easy until you know you’re out of the sick zone.
Drinking water before, during, and after vaping cannabis may not be able to prevent true cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome, but it can help if you suffer from occasional vomiting.
Diarrhea as a Result of Cannabis Use
While the verdict on whether cannabis use can cause diarrhea or not is still out, there are some instances where your cannabis use can lead to diarrhea.
If you tend to reach for fatty, greasy, or all-around junk foods after vaping cannabis, you may be more likely to contend with diarrhea.
Similarly, if you are not used to using a large amount of cannabis and you partake, you may find yourself doing the boot-scootin’ boogie instead of enjoying your high.
You may be able to prevent diarrhea by stocking up on healthy munchies before you vape and monitoring the amount of cannabis you use.
If you have regular diarrhea with cannabis use, be sure to talk to a marijuana-friendly doctor because it can be a symptom of an underlying condition.
Staying hydrated while vaping cannabis or CBD can help if you do end up with diarrhea. Multiple trips to the bathroom can quickly dehydrate you so keeping up with your water intake can help you stay hydrated.