Green Out

Last Updated: August 13, 2018

Definition - What does Green Out mean?

The slang expression 'green out' refers to feeling sick from overindulging in cannabis. Many people never become sick from smoking marijuana, even if done in excess. However, some individuals may start to feel nauseous, dizzy, experience excessive sweating, and suffer from bouts of anxiety or paranoia.

It is believed that green out is caused by ingesting too much delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). It usually occurs from over-indulgence of highly concentrated THC products. Novice cannabis smokers are also more at risk of experiencing green out.

MaximumYield explains Green Out

Green out can happen from ingesting cannabis laced edibles but it is far more common from smoking marijuana because the body more rapidly absorbs the THC from the smoke or vapor.

There is no verified incident of anyone ever dying from experiencing green out. Most people will simply end up vomiting and then fall asleep.

It is suggested that anyone experiencing green out should hydrate themselves with a sugary drink such as fruit juice. However, if someone is experiencing intense and unpleasant symptoms from green out then they should seek medical assistance.

In today's modern marijuana industry, researchers are looking into developing new oral medications specifically for helping people overcome a green out so they can quickly return back to normal.

In addition to green out, some cannabis users may also experience more specific ailments like couch lock or cotton mouth.

This definition was written in the context of Cannabis
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