As much as it pains me to admit it (because KiNE Magazine is for recreational marijuana), I have been shocked by a frightening occurrence that has happened multiple times in my circle of acquaintances in the last few weeks:

People have flat-out passed-out from smoking weed.

Not the slurring, stumbling messiness of black-out drunks, or the slow-fading of a heavy-drinker; we’re talking about the fact that they took a couple hits off a joint or pipe and within half-an-hour had fallen face-down on the floor, eyes open, not-breathing like they just went 9 rounds with a heavy-weight and got knocked-the-fuck-out.

Let me say that again: one minute they were fine, the next, they were face-down on the floor… out.

This is terrifying to me and many occasional smokers for a multitude of reasons:

  1. These people were not “pot-heads”. They were occasional, recreational weed smokers. Which happens to be the fastest growing group of new users of marijuana in Colorado.
  2. Straight-up passing-out from smoking pot is rare. Like, I’ve-never-seen-or-heard-of-it-before-rare.
  3. None of these people had been drinking a lot before they passed out. One had a White Russian a few hours earlier, the others were cold-sober before they smoked.

Needless to say, something was really wrong, and we had a number of initial theories here at KiNE:

  1. Something was wrong with the bud. It had been laced, or tampered with in some way? Yet, no one else who had smoked that night had any similar symptoms or experiences.
  2. Something was wrong with the person. Maybe there was some underlying physical condition, yet unknown, in each of these cases that had led to them being affected by marijuana in such a way?

I wasn’t there personally, but some of our staff members said it was terrifying for at least a minute on these nights, so we’ve made it our personal mission to get to the bottom of this.

Why? Because KiNE is a supporter of the legal and responsible use of marijauana, and as such, we cannot turn a blind-eye to the risks of marijuana. True activism has making the world a better place at it’s heart, and we’d be hypocrites to promote only the benefits of marijuana while ignoring the potential down-sides. There’s a name for those people: snake oil salesmen, and we refuse to be unfaithful to our overall activism.

So in the spirit of true, responsible activism, here is what we found:

You CAN pass-out / faint from smoking weed

While my initial suspicions were that the weed was laced or tampered with in some way, through our research we found that the real culprit was most likely the THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) itself. Although a rare occurrence, you can pass out / faint (also known as syncope) from smoking weed, even just a couple of hits. How?

Marijuana is a vasodilator, which means that it causes the blood vessels of the body to dilate, or expand, and results in lower blood pressure. Consequently, the heart rate increases to try and compensate for the lower blood pressure (how many times has your heart raced when you smoked? That’s a result of the lowering of your blood pressure). However, in a small population of people, it can lead to such a severe drop in blood-pressure that all the blood to pools in the legs, which leads to dizziness and fainting (orthostatic / postural hypotension).

Effects on the Heart and Blood Vessels

The cannabinoids exert quite profound effects on the vascular system. In animals, the main effect of THC and anandamide is to cause a lowering of blood pressure; in man, the effect in inexperienced users is often an increase in blood pressure, but after repeated drug use the predominant effect becomes a lowering in blood pressure. This is due to the action of THC on the smooth muscle in the arteries, causing a relaxation that leads to an increase in their diameter (vasodilation). This in turn leads to a drop in blood pressure as the resistance to blood flow is decreased, and this automatically triggers an increase in heart rate in an attempt to compensate for the fall in blood pressure. The vasodilation caused by THC in human subjects is readily seen as a reddening of the eyes caused by the dilated blood vessels in the conjunctiva. The cardiac effects can be quite large- with increases in heart rate in man that can be equivalent to as much as a 60% increase over the resting pulse rate (Fig. 2.9). Although this presents little risk to young healthy people, it could be dangerous for patients who have a history of heart disease, particularly those who have suffered a heart attack or heart fai lure previously. Another feature commonly seen after high doses of cannabis is postural hypotension; that is, people are less able to adjust their blood pressure adequately when rising from a seated or lying down position. This leads to a temporary drop in blood pressure, which in turn can cause dizziness or even fainting.

– Leslie L. Iversen, The Science of Marijuana p. 57, Oxford University Press

So, is this dangerous? The fainting itself isn’t necessarily dangerous (you should consider getting checked out by a doctor because it can be a sign of other cardiovascular problems), but what about falling and hitting your head? Or fainting while driving a car?

That could be tragic.

The bottom line regarding passing out / fainting after smoking weed.

If we want the liberty to enjoy cannabis recreationally, then we have to be honest about the risks, and even more so, responsible for our choices. Marijuana’s potency is through the roof, and the likelihood of this happening to more and more occasional smokers is increasing. So? Don’t be stupid. Don’t put yourself in a dangerous situation.

If you feel the least bit dizzy/lightheaded after smoking/ingesting marijuana:

  • Sit down. Don’t stand.
  • Don’t drive.
  • Don’t attempt extreme activities (skiiing, climbing, hiking difficult trails).
  • Breathe deeply and regularly. Don’t panic.
  • If you do faint / pass-out you should probably go see a doctor because it could be a sign of a more serious cardiovascular condition.

Overall, the research seems to show that these orthostatic hypotension events from smoking/ingesting marijuana are short-lived. They will pass quickly and you will be fine, as long as you and your friends have made smart choices.

Before we freak out about the “dangers of pot”, consider this…

Is passing-out/fainting from smoking pot dangerous? Yes it can be. Very.

But let’s keep all of this in perspective: On Monday, the World Health Organization  (WHO) released a report stating that there were over 3 million deaths related to alcohol in 2012. That’s 1 in 20 of all the deaths in the world that were directly related to alcohol consumption.

Is fainting /passing out from the onset of orthostatic hypotension after smoking/ingesting marijuana a very serious issue? Absolutely, but that’s exactly why I think we need to be real about it and be aware of it.

As marijuana is legalized in more states, the potency of the strains continues to increase, and more people participate in recreational use, we are going to see more instances of passing out/ fainting. I think if people know this information and watch out for themselves and each other, there shouldn’t be any serious health threats from this.

However, if we ignore it, or worse deny it, then there will be ample opportunities for tragic accidents to happen that could have been avoided with just a little awareness and a little information.

If you enjoy our new-found liberty to partake in recreational marijuana, please consider sharing this article and talking about it to your friends.



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100 Responses

  1. cody wildgust (cjwild)

    I feel like there is more to it… I happened to have passed out after smoking a personal joint once. HOWEVER, I’m of the believe it was due majorly to outside factors and merely triggered by syncope or the dilation of blood vessels. I hadn’t properly hydrated myself all day, it was hot and dry out and I had been outside all day without drinking enough water [instant problem if you smoke weed after, as it only further dehydrates the body].

    ALSO, my diet was seriously lacking and I hadn’t gotten enough food/good sugars that day.

    I think the problems are moreso underlying from outside factors and smoking marijuana just helps to reach those problems sometimes.

    • manbird

      I just had this same thing happen to me. I had 3 beers in a few hours time the took one gravity bong hit . about 20 min later I stood up and shortly after got dizzy and could not stand. I slumped down and slid down the wall to the floor. I was blacking out and friends ran over and was asking if I was OK. I could barely move. I hardly smoke any more maybe a few times a year but I never experienced that over the hundreds of times I smoked in my life. Its definitely scary but after relaxing and drinking some water I was back to “normal” soon after.

      • Jez

        Same happen to me but I finished it off and I had alot left to smoke, its Lagg of food and drink i eat before finishing it off eat abit before amoking.

    • Florentino

      I agree. I passed out yesterday after smoking a joint for the first time in a month and a half and after 1 beer. I was in a crowded indoor club party with no ventilation and I didn’t hydrate well during the day. I knew I was going to faint but It felt more like a nap. I was being picked up by people and I had the choice between staying asleep and waking up but I chose to stay asleep. I also had only slept for 5 hours and had been up for 15 hours before. I believe it was due to the lack of oxygen to my brain and lack of sleep and the fact that I had not smoked for nearly 6 weeks. After that I woke and went back and partied with a bruise on my face.

    • DailyToker

      Well I’m glad this site is here. This happened to me last night. I hadn’t eaten all day (I have a shit appetite) and I had been sitting around smoking a bit, watching tv. Got up to get some water, as I was filling my glasses I got a headrush but it didn’t fade so I leaned on the counter then quickly decided I needed on sit asap. I made it about 1 step before I decided to go for the floor – fainting took over from there and I just dropped. It wasn’t an inebriated stumble, I was coherent and aware until everything clicked off. When I came to I was confused, I crawled to a doorway and used it to stand up – everything went white and I heard my impact with the ground. I knocked a 70lb speaker into the wall. Hurt my back. When I awoke, I was cold and sweat was dripping from my face, my ears were ringing loud, vision blurred. I remembered that I stood before so I crawled low to the ground to where I thought my phone was but couldnt find it. Crawled to the bathroom to grab my blood pressure cuff to make sure I wasn’t dying, dead batteries! Crawled to find batteries and looked for phone again, I needed help but wasn’t able to help myself much, if I had my phone on me I would have called for an ambulance at this point. I got the batteries and my tablet and crawled back to the bathroom where the cuff was. BP was normal (113/70) for me with pulse of 110. I sat and checked and calmed myself for the next 20 minutes while researching the incident that on my tablet. I drank water. I inspected myself for injuries – back hurt, sore neck, head seems fine – good no concussion. I stayed up another hour drinking water and snacking on fruits not veg and returned to normality. I feel fine today, even installed a new garage door opener.

      Now that I think about it…. this did happen back about 5 years ago, before I was a daily toker. It was about the 4th time I had ever smoked and was excited to be taking huge rips – it was almost exactly the same experience but I was seated. I blamed the alcohol for that episode but I wasn’t drinking last night… I hadn’t even smoked much compared to my normal use, just 3 pinchy bowls and the occasional hit on the wax pen.

      History: 30yrs old, i didnt start smoking until i used it to stop drinking when i was 27. I’ve been a daily smoker for 3 years now. I eat it, I smoke it, I vape it, I do dabs – this certainly wasn’t a tolerance issue. Had high BP 2 years ago but since have lost 60lbs and BP is normal now. I have no experience fainting outside those mentioned above.

      I’m taking a break from marijuana. That was the scariest thing I have ever experienced and I get panicked just thinking about it.

      • Jen

        Something really similar happened to me! Years ago, it was the morning after I had smoked (and I smoke often) and i stood up from my bed and walked to my bedroom door. I had a headrush but that happens to me kind of frequently to me so I didn’t think anything of it. My mom was standing outside my door and when I opened it to talk to her I started leaning on the wall to get my balance again, and then I blacked out and started falling to the floor. But then something even weirder happened; my body started to tremble and shake. I couldn’t see anything but I could hear my mom asking what was wrong and yelling my name, but I couldn’t respond. The only way I could describe it was that it felt like I was having a seizure, my body was jerking and I couldn’t control it at all. It only lasted between 5 and 10 seconds and then I was totally fine but still such a weird experience.

      • Jacko

        Yep, same thing happened to me many years ago. I was smoking a joint in the backyard of a friend’s house with several other people. After we were done we decided to go back into the house. As we were going into the house, I started feeling extremely distant and my hands felt like I had huge mittens on. I started leaning into a girl I was with without really realizing it when I heard her say, “Hey, I can’t carry you”, then the tunnel that had been closing on my vision finally shut, but I was still hearing things. I heard a loud slam that sounded like someone fell into a stack of pots and pans and then hit a wall (I didn’t feel a thing). On-lookers said that I did go completely out where I was on my knees with my head leaning against a wall for about 8 seconds before I jumped back up and I was with it again. I did not remember laying there at all, so I can only figure I was totally passed-out at that moment. I was pale with cold sweat running down my face, but aside from that I felt fine. This never happened to me to this degree again, but I did get it about 30% again a few weeks later. I smoked pot for about 3 or 4 years after that and it never happened again.

        However, it did happen to one of my girlfriends, one of my best friends and (interestingly enough) the girl I was leaning against in this story, all in the span of about 12 months. All of us had one major pass-out experience and then my best friend and I had a smaller experience that didn’t go all the way to a pass-out (it never got past the “fuzziness” stage for either of us on those occasions). It never happened again for any of us though, and it never became a common occurrence.

    • High

      The other night I was vaping away and got up to close a door and passed out. Knocking my head really hard on the floor. Took me a bit to figure what was happening and then I was fine other then a headache. I’ve had twice before but not as bad and stayed in my chair until it was over.

      • Anonymous

        Worse when vaping as it it will occur at least once a sitting. Granted I vape frequently, but never happened until legalized…..

    • Purple Pineapple

      I’ve been doing some personal experiments. No difference was made between a light diet, or a heavy diet. The only change that occurred was based on hydration. With drinking 1 1/2 gallons a day. I’ve come near to fainting, rather than drinking 2-2 1/2 gallons. (I’m 95%sure it’s because of hydration, because when I smoke marijuana and came near to fainting, as soon as drinking 3 cups of water, I instantly nailed out of it and felt well

    • Laurie

      I fainted two days ago after smoking and getting up for a glass of water. I ate well but lacked hydrating. I smoke cigaretes. My friend found me face down with a piece of glass lodged in my throat. I’m lucky to be alive. My oxygen leven was at 91. Blood tests at trauma center showed carboxyhaemoglobin (carbon monoxide oisoning). After oxygen and IV levels went back to normal. I have a 4″ cut under my chin and too many stitches the doctor lost count.

  2. WG

    Personally, I can’t smoke weed because of this. I would either pass out stone-cold, or more often I would experience seizure-like tremors in which my whole body would twitch uncontrollably. Pretty uncomfortable.

  3. yay

    I used to smoke alot, for about five years, and the last three times ive smoked ive fainted. I dont know if its the new weed or what but I have also gotten on a new adderal and have hypoglycemia. I have been smoking a long time so I dont know why its happening now. so the first time I was in my garage and started to feel weird so I told my friend I dont feel good, and hes like ok well chill out (ok). then my arms got heavy and I felt like I couldnt stop staring or control my eyes or blink, then things started to go black so I stood up ( first mistake) went to the door and felt really weak then my vision went black and I woke up and holding the door way my friend was like you gotta get up. So he got me back up and started walking me to the house and I fainted again and he caught me and I was unconscious with my eyes rolled back for about a minute till I woke up to my mom screaming and running towards me and I didnt know what happened so I started freaking out then had a panic attack lol so that was a good. Second time was at my friends friend house and woke up to them hovering over me. Third time I went to the bathroom went to open the door and then woke up on the ground and no one even knew I fainted. All three times have been incredibly terrifying for me and the people there and can be embarrassing and since they have happened I find myself almost fainting like once a day just because I know what it feels like now. If someone does faint in your presence make sure they DONT stand back up because they can faint again, check pulse and make sure to calm them down cause there gunna be confused.

    • DW204

      I’m So Glad I found this site!!! I looked in vain a couple of years ago for info on this type of reaction to pot. I actually fainted once and split my forehead open, 5 stitches. Then another time fainted and my head Bounced off the garage floor when I hit. ( a buddy witnessed it) I also get these tremor/seizures that can knock me out of a chair too. Doesn’t seem to matter if your standing or sitting for the tremors, BUT If Your Standing…SIT DOWN to prevent the fall at least. So What has changed in weed? This Never happen back in the 60’s or 70’s 80’s or even till recently. I’d Really like to know What Has Changed. This stuff I grew myself Organically. Only used Organic Monterey pesticide also.
      Thanks everyone but THIS INFO NEEDS TO GO PUBLIC NOW or pot will be Wrongly Classified Again and Completely Illegal. We all know
      It DOES have it’s Good Side’s also.

      • Anonymous

        This has happened to me one time I went to a rave I ate food and everything before we got there and we smoked a blunt I took two hits and gave it back started walking and started to feel this tired feeling like I just wanted to sleep so I tell my boyfriend and seconds later I pass out but before I did my vision was gone everything became bright and I blacked out second time this happen was actually recent went to a mall smoked before I did however I didn’t eat anything all day so I went to gamestop with my boyfriend I was competely fine wasn’t that high either until I started feeling a tired feeling and next thing you know I barely can walk my vision is gone but I’m talking to my boyfriend telling him I can’t see grabbing on to him and passed out he said my eyes rolled back I was out for 5 mins I woke up to the paramedics who checked my blood pressure and I was fine just passed out

      • High

        The same happens to me at least once a week. But the other night I knocked myself out hitting the floor falling on my back.

  4. Anonymous

    I rarely smoke, like a couple hits every couple months. But I have passed out on multiple occasions. My boyfriend who is a regular smoker says I’m the only one he had seen do it. I am fine for a while then I start getting dizzy and can feel it coming. I usually slur out to him I’m gonna pass out and he grabs me before I fall down.

    • Anonymous

      This is me, EXACTLY! It is sooo weird.. It happened again to me last night (think it’s only happened in the shower) I’m fine one minute and then the next I can feel it coming over me, I try and focus on my breathing then i tell my husband i think its going to happen then usually does..thankfully he has been there everytime to help me. Last night when i felt it coming i sat down in my shower and didnt actually pass out, but he said i was white as a ghost again and i could feel my eyes trying to roll back. Scary shit. Hoping that doesn’t mean something is up with my heart :/

      • Michael Staples

        Hey I know it’s a year later and this has happened twice so far a couple months ago and like 2 days ago we were clam. baking and I started to get really dizzy and thought I was gonnapass out I felt really.sick and I also felt like.i wws gonna throw up but only gagged / dry heaves. My friend said I was pale as a ghost just as u referred but my stomach was cramping really bad and all night my Cramp’s were bad tip I finally fell asleep. But then the next morning my stomach was really bad again and I have noticed after a couple.months no.matter what I eat. I don’t know if these two are connected I have done research about cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome and it sounds like am on the hyperemesis stage and all symptoms are a match and I have been to doctors but they have no idea what’s wrong. I am starting today to quit yesterday was last joint for atleast 3 months to see if my stomach pain goes away and also to see if my appetite comes back. I was 130 before first episode started and I almost passed out, now after the second getting really worried. Maybe I do have CHS and I’ll quit completely cuz thr pain is not worth it it can get really bad. And morning are the worse. What’s your thoughts?

  5. Anonymous

    This actually just happened to me a few days ago… I’ve been a recreational smoker for about the last 6 months, took a couple bong rips then went out to dinner. At dinner, I started to get dizzy then passed out while standing, face first into the counter top, knocked out a couple of my teeth and gave myself a concussion. I had been dieting so there wasn’t much in my system and I had smoked weed about 30 minutes prior. I had never heard anything like this before seeing this article after the fact. No one I know who is a smoker has ever seen this either. The dr. told me that it was caused by something different but I did not disclose that I was using weed just before it happened so idk what to think now… obviously i’m concerned due to the damage i’ve inflicted myself. Not sure that I want to smoke anymore….

  6. Anonymous

    It happened to me… For me I just took a monster hit and the next minute I woke up on the ground. I think my brain didn’t get enough oxygen because of the hit so I passed out.

  7. Heavy Smoker

    I am a VERY regular smoker (several times a day), and this just happened to me the other day. I didn’t full out faint, but I started to get really dizzy and see stars so I had to lie down to avoid fainting. It also happened once when I was a teenager. I assumed it was due to low blood pressure, as it felt like the blood was leaving my head and it got better as soon as I lay down for a few minutes. Thanks for making this article and confirming my suspicions!

    • Anonymous

      I have been a heavy smoke 10+ years, and have always been an advocate, but this just started happening to me the last year or so. My hands tingle amd sometimes even my neck. I found it happens usually when i have very little food that day or the day before. I live in Tennessee so its possible that its only in recent years we started getting the stronger stuff from out west. I have never passed out but the sensation of it about to happen is very strong.

      My fear has always been that once it was made legal, corporations would start manufacturing it and making it stronger, addind addictive chemical, etc. Look for filtered weed cigarrettes in packs with warning labels un 10 years. It is possible to ruin a good thing..

  8. J

    Just happened to me for the third time went to ER my girlfriend drove me. They said I was dehydrated and low on potassium I told them I was smoking prior.

    • anonymous

      I have smoked pot for 40+ years, and not until about two ago had this ever happened to me. It has now happened to me about five times, twice where I fainted and then could not stand up or sit up for several hours. I believe there is a significant orthostatic hypotension that can occur with smoking pot, and I wonder if it can be clarified if certain strains are more likely to cause this. I have some “weak” pot and I can smoke that without getting faint. I personally know about ten other people that this has happened to. I would love to find certain strains of pot that don’t cause this. I do believe that it is the much stronger THC content and various new strains of pot that are causing this. If anyone has clearer information about ths, I would love to know.

      • Anonymous

        Its that GMO weed, you know it bound tp happen. People always think they can make nature better

      • Anonymous

        I know this is true, certain kinds make me have almost “hot flash” type reactions, if I don’t cool down immediately, I pass out. Other stuff, I’m fine with and can blaze all day.

  9. Jenn

    this happened to me last night. I am a very rare smoker and took two hits off my boyfriends joint after taking a shot of fire ball. We started making Kraft macaroni in the kitchen and I started feeling light headed. I grabbed the pot of hot water but couldn’t lift it up (thank goodness). My boyfriend dumped the noodles in the strainer for me and the steam hit my face and i blacked out after that, fainted and hit my head on the kitchen floor. Woke up a few seconds later and voices felt really distant. Ive smoked our weed before and never experienced anything like this.

  10. Anonymous

    This happened to me last night. I’ve been a regular smoker for about 8 months now and I’ve only ever had one experience similar to this, but it was a little different. Last time, my boyfriend and I had just smoked a bowl of kief from his bong. I started feeling a little weird, so I sat down on the kitchen floor and kinda started shaking, like, seizing. I tried to stand up and just fell right back down. I was aware of what was going on this whole time. I believe I was just too high. Last night, however, was different. I had only taken 2 hits. From here, I don’t remember anything so this is all my boyfriend interpretation. I was standing up, I took a hit, and then I started to fall back. He said he didn’t know what was happening or else he woulda reacted quicker, but next thing he knew my head was hitting the stand-up mirror and the bong flew out of my hands. Apparently I was just lying there on the ground and and was kinda shaking again and still trying to talk to him. only thing I rememeber is him helping me up and me asking him why I was all wet (I was covered in bong water). I felt completely normal after I got up. Not light headed or high or anything, I felt fine. This is the only time I have ever fainted like that under any circumstances, and the fact I can’t remember any of this just freaks me out..

  11. Anonymous

    Thank you for writing this article- I have seen very little about fainting from smoking weed on the web, which honestly alarms me. I’ve fainted several times from just a few hits, and once got a nasty gash on my head from hitting a table. Prior to these episodes, I had never heard of such a thing happening and remember the first time I started getting nauseous and losing my vision, I thought I was going to die (in the moment you have no control of your body, very unsettling). This should be something everyone is aware of.
    I have a question, if anyone has an answer/speculation please reply: From the times I’ve fainted, I have never smoked a large amount or been noticeably hungry/dehydrated. These episodes seem to happen randomly and I’ve been forced to stop smoking because it’s impossible to predict when I’m going to pass out. Is there any explanation as to why this happens sporadically?

    • DW204

      I have Slight- High Blood Pressure and this happens to me with my own home grown. Yes I too have sporaitic attacks of condition. I would like to see if people that this happens to, have blood pressure issues Prior to smoking. We know that pot lowers BP for those that have hypertension. So if your already low BP Crashes with pot use…..then Houston we have a problem, cause there is alot of BP problems and alot of people, especially Younger people that don’t check their BP regularly.

  12. daryl

    No big deal. Everybody is affected differently. I have a low resting heart rate & am prone to fainting after lots of exercise when standing after sitting for a while. When smoking pot [2 times a week on average] I am more likely to faint as well. It will be pronounced on whether I’ve exercised a lot or have had a couple of drinks. For me, I feel it coming on & just sit back down & it goes away within 20 seconds. I know of some people that it is more severe & they don’t smoke as it makes them sick. Like any drug, it works for some and not for others. Side effects on all drugs govern whether you should use it or not.

  13. Joe

    Happened to me about an hour ago, but I certainly had taken too many hits. It was taking forever to kick in for some reason so I hit it again and again until it finally kicked in. When it did I went from ecstatic to being awoken by my pal in about 3 minutes. Before fainting I had started to get extremely fidgety and anxious and started to lose my vision.

  14. Anonymous

    The only thing I can tell u guys is check ur weed man people be doing some strange thing to where weed to make it better fo
    r there pocket worst for ur health

  15. SmokinTampa

    I had my first fainting experience last night at a friend’s house. We had been drinking rum that had a mix with it that reminded me of egg nog. We watched a two hour movie then went out to his garage to take some hits. He gets this medical weed and it’s stronger than anything I have ever smoked in my past. I have smoked with him before and never felt anything like what happened last night. It was within a couple of minutes, I felt the effect shortly after my first hit. It was the second hit that really did me in. I took a long drag and held it in and slowly let it out. Then, I began to feel nauseous and everything was starting to look fuzzy. I also noticed that I couldn’t raise my arms, they felt so weak. I voiced what I was feeling to my friend, that I felt sick and I was beginning to buckle at the knees and was preparing to lie down or fall down on his garage floor passed out. He asked if I wanted to go sit down. Yes, that would be a good thing. So, he came up under my shoulder with one hand and led me into his living room and had me sit down. I slowly got over the weirdness and we were back at the kitchen table once again cruising the web. Now, this has shaken me up and I want to never take another hit of pot. If this is the new strength of pot, I don’t think I need it. I’m not a regular smoker like I use to be when I was in high school and for about twenty years after. I got too expensive and still is if you ask me. So, I think I’m done with it altogether. I don’t want to hurt myself falling down.

  16. Anon

    I have been smoking very regularly [a few times a day] for the past 5 years. A few months out of the year I may just smoke a couple times a week tho. I have fainted a couple times in these past years due to lack of sleep + not eating/drinking enough during the day, often on a very hot day. If I smoke when I am hungry I will get a lil dizzy and get head rushes and my vision will start blacking out. This happens especially if I stand up too quickly. These small dizzy spells go away after sitting down for a lil bit. Recently I fainted at a music festival, it was hot and I hadn’t been drinking enough water. I had smoked a few bowls while driving to the fest and smoked a small bowl an hour prior to fainting at the fest. This week I fainted while getting a steroid shot at the doctors. I smoked a small bowl about an hour prior to going to the doctor. I had to wait hours for my appointment. I thought the appt would just take an hour total with no wait as I was just getting a quick shot. I had planned on getting lunch after the appointment, I ended up missing lunch waiting for the dr. The weather also went from very cold the day prior to very unusually hot the day of the appt. overall it seems that things like not getting enough food/water, hot weather, stress, along with smoking weed which does temporarily cut off your oxygen and lead to low blood pressure and increased heart rate, can likely lead to fainting. this is the only article, along with comments sharing their similar fainting stories, that I have seen about weed+fainting, so I thought I’d share my experiences here as well.

  17. Anonymous

    If you are experiencing these problems with weed, a vasodilator, you should see a cardiologist and have them schedule a tilt table test. Most likely you have a condition called vasovagel syncope. If you fell faint get you head even with or below your heart and the symptoms should subside. If you faint, do not let your friends put you in a chair or stand you up. This can worsen the outcome and cause seizures. I was an occasional smoker, but have developed this over the last year and can no longer smoke. Someone who has this condition is more susceptible when standing up, dehydrated, or drinking alcohol. Hope this helps explain some things.

  18. California_Cobra

    This just happened to me on New Year’s Eve morning and it was a horrific experience. I am a chronic pain patient with Fibromyalgia and chronic back and leg pain so I will smoke every once in awhile, maybe a few times a month now, but was an everyday smoker for a few years. I smoked a bowl some time after waking up (not right away, but maybe an hour or two after awakening) and when I stood up to set my piece on my dresser I instantly felt woozy and like I was going to pass out if I didn’t lay down right away and so I laid down quickly and stayed there for what felt like at least 30 minutes. Laying down is the only thing you can do to try to recover from this, but when I thought I was fine and walked out of my room I felt that feeling coming back and so I grabbed the cupboard doors in my hallway for support, but I still ended up fainting onto the hardwood floor and it hurt! I skinned my elbow and my joints were killing me! I was trying so hard to get up and get ready for the evening’s party with my friends, but the whole morning and most of the afternoon I could not stand without feeling lightheaded and so I was worried and scared and I didn’t want to tell my friends what had happened and why I could not get there earlier than I’d planned. Usually drinking water and resting for a bit solves the problem, but not this time. Nevertheless, I made it to the party, smoked some more *lol* and without incident. This is not the first time I have ever fainted, but it is a first after having smoked. Other times is usually because I haven’t slept well and am just generally not in good condition. Here it is, 2 weeks later and recovered from the flu I had about a week ago and I am still in a lot of pain……and my doctor’s office has not called my pharmacy to approve one of my pain meds of which I am out of……not a very happy camper here!

  19. hollyholly96

    I used to smoke weed all day every day until i started fainting from it, i would hear a loud high pitch noise in my ears then everything would go black and id me on the floor, my mom was around for one one the episodes, my eyes were open and were shaking i was unresposive for about 30 seconds after it happened. I also have a brain injury from a past suiside attemp. So im guessing thats why i cant smoke anymore

  20. Sloth

    This has happened to me twice now. First time was when i was at school (I had smoked a bowl before leaving home). I got to campus before my class started, and decided to chill on a bench and do some last minute studying. I start to feel queezy and then the next thing i know I’m waking up on the concrete. I was just glad nobody saw it happen.

    The second time it happened, I was chilling on a bench with a homie after smoking a bowl. All the sudden i start to feel sick, and super dizzy; almost like i had just taken a fat dab. Then I start to get tunnel vision until it goes completely black, and I pass out. Waking up was weird and slow. My hearing was the first to come back, though it sounded like I was under water. When I could finally make out my homie calling out to me, I opened my eyes and everything was white for several seconds until I finally regained full consciousness.

    It’s definitely a scary experience. If for no other reason than that you wake up so confused. It helps if you feel the symptoms coming on, and are familiar with them, but the first time is a trip.

  21. Mishal

    This is one of the reasons why I don’t smoke anymore. And it saddens me because I used to enjoy smoking.

    The funny thing is, it only seems to happen to me when I smoke a joint or a bowl? Actually anything smoke related. Immediately I get light headed, and feeling like static appears in my visual. Ill actually have to take a time out and sit flat on my back for 5 minutes. Its really a problem

    Now I only eat edibles, and in small doses, it comes on slow and lasts longer. Anyone else notice this problem from smoking?

  22. Anonymous

    I’m not a big MJ user but I have had a couple bad experiences with edibles. I think it’s caused by taking too much (re: not a big user…)

    A couple summers ago, I ate a cookie before heading to a festival. We were standing in the really hot sun for about 45 minutes when the world went dark, everything sounded fuzzy (like TV static almost) and I hit the pavement. I woke up surrounded by people with a gash in my head.

    More recently, I was at my mother in laws, eating cookies and sipping margaritas throughout the day. Towards the end of dinner, I felt super ill. I ran to the bathroom, started seeing spots as my vision faded, and ended up sitting on the floor. After a few minutes, my vision cleared and the feeling passed.

    Note that I’ve had half a dozen other completely uneventful sessions with edibles and occasionally use it to help me sleep. But in both bad scenarios, I wasn’t taking it easy. I ate pretty big doses and was putting stress on my body in other ways (heat, alcohol). I only dabble in MJ occasionally and I think the delayed effects of eating makes it easy to consume too much too fast. Combine that with other stressors and I think my body’s natural reaction was to just shut down.

    Now I’m being nicer to myself with smaller doses.

  23. Anonymous

    I have started to wonder if, as I age, I will begin to develop worse signs of genetically low blood pressure/ hypotension, but unfortunately due to an abysmal health care diagnostics process in my area, it’s purely a speculation on my part that I have hypotension at all.

    I’m a ‘Chronic’ 25 year old pot head, I toke multiple bowls daily. I smoked a handful of times before I turned 21 but only really started when I was about 22-23 toking daily. I used to be very sensitive to weed and ‘green out’ frequently, particularly if I had been drinking at all, and I would even get physically sick, but this was always attributed to drinking too much at the same time, because who pukes from weed? This sensitivity faded within a year and the actual high was lacking, I continued to toke socially because it’s relaxing. Within the past two years, I have tried to get ‘as high’ as I did in the beginning, obviously not possible, but my sensitivity went way way down and I started smoking very heavily just to feel anything. Within the past six months, I got my dispensary card (ha) and started noticing a distinct, very pleasant but fleeting headrush was my only ‘getting high’ portion of toking. Then, that headrush added ‘Flinstone Arms’ one day, which is a sensation of your arms being heavy, weak, useless, shaking, and tingly. I had to concentrate very carefully when this happened to not drop my glass piece. It’s an occasional addition to the headrush that’s only started in the last couple of months, after switching exclusively to dispensary bud. These generally never last more than 45 seconds.

    Recently, in the last two weeks, I picked up hash from the dispensary, and an old friend who happens to cook shatter for a different dispensary had me over to test dabs and toke his excessive green supply. I have noticed that these concentrates put me up in headrush territory faster than toking my way through several grams of green, and every bowl after that for the rest of the day is more effective as well. Sometimes multiple days.

    I haven’t toked with buddy all weekend, so it’s not the shatter or any of his stuff, and I didn’t toke any hash in the last 24 hours, but while I was toking I happened to be edging myself on this happy little headrush every toke from my second bowl. I love it when that happens. But I don’t love it when one minute I’m enjoying the tingle, standing up and then leaning against the wall… only to wake up the next instant lying on the ground twitching and shaking. It’s the second time I would say this happened but the first time I was sitting cross legged so I hunched in on myself as opposed to falling backwards and flopping. The first time also was more of a fade out and back in, where this was a real faint, mostly because I was standing. I was terrified, I thought I had a seizure, and I’ve only just now calmed down enough to go have some water, some food, and then maybe go back out later.

    Something I noticed: Headrushes make stoners forget to exhale, so they continue to black out from lack of oxygen instead of releasing the puff, not on purpose but because they literally forget to breathe.

    What I am taking away from all of this is that the fainting and the sensations that I’m experiencing are all to do with the blood rushing to and away from my brain due to improper blood pressure. That seems scary and dangerous so I’m going to do a thc cleanse for the first time in over 3 years and see if I can get my low tolerance back. (I’ve never gone even a day without, someone said if you allow like a week for the thc to come out of your body you can sort of re-set your tolerance. I’m planning on doing this with one of the cleanses designed to ready your body for a urine test, to see if it helps the process) I’d rather smoke a little than risk the blackout, like everybody else.

    I’m also taking away that other factors like low blood sugar, dehydration, and exhaustion contribute, which makes sense because I fight with drinking enough water to stay hydrated on a daily basis, and my dietary choices over the last three years have been shit. Today, I was hungry, really hungry, when I went to toke.

    I would say in my case that I probably don’t have anything wrong with me that eating properly and drinking a glass of water before toking won’t fix, but just to be safe I am probably going to cut drinking. I had two beers today for the first time in a week, if that was the culprit, I am going to laugh and cry at the same time. How do you choose between weed and beer?

  24. Jon

    This happened to me last night, it was the third time it has happened, twice last summer, and now a few months later this winter. I was a daily smoker for 4 years. This seems to always happen after I’ve taken an extended break, and smoke a sizable amount. Often times I’ve been hungry/thirsty. Sound gets muffled, sight fuzzy, loud ringing particularly in left ear, dizziness, I turn pale as a ghost and sweat. Scary..I drink water and lie down, and it passes.

  25. Soul11man

    I have been a pot smoker for 20 years. I used to smoke piles of it without problem. There have been a couple times in that 20 years that I have passed out from ingesting weed. It usually happens in conjunction with not eating or drinking enough water. In the last couple years I have been regularly getting very high quality bud. I often feel lightheaded and faintly dizzy after sitting for a while and then getting up and walking into a different room. Most recently I have eaten some strong medibles and these seem to have the most intense effect. I have passed out twice after eating pot infused cookies. The last time I ate a whole cookie, sat on the couch for a couple hours and was feeling light headed. I stood up, walked to the bathroom and BAM hit the floor stone cold. My wife revived me and I immediately threw up. Then I kept fading in and out. I could tell at the time it was a combination of blood sugar and blood pressure but I could seem to regulate. Actually had to call the paramedics because I might have hit my head on the way down. I have low BP to begin with but it seems for me, the larger the dose, the more it lowers my blood pressure, the greater chance I have of passing out. Puking seems to go along with it but that is the body’s way of raising BP again. Interesting phenomenon. I am glad to see I am not the only one. Let’s get MJ off Schedule 1 so it can be properly researched so we don’t have to guess outcomes/causes on pages like this.

  26. coty

    Its just from when you take to big of a hit of dank weed and the smoke is to thick for your lings so they cant get enough oxygen so you instinctively get dizy and light headed so you sit down to get blood flowing to your brain offten times when you sit down you will pass out but this only happens to prevent brain damage if you didnt pass out you would be killing brain cells like crazy. The only reason you black out from pot is your hogging all the weed or your shit was laced stop being stupid haha. Other reasons people black out lack of nutrition Or bodly mimishaps.Which people stupidly mistake for pot no its just that giant bong rip you shouldnt have cleared in one hit lmao best of smokeing to all! 😉

    • Kerry Cronin

      Are you a doctor? I have had this happen both from smoking and using edibles. Not very often though. I can use the same edible and have no such reaction and then one time it will happen. Has nothing to do with what I have eaten or what I have had to drink. Something happens but for some reason it doesn’t really scare me. Just confuses me as I am 50 years old and have been a regular smoker for years.

  27. Karlie

    This has happened to me like 4 times..I smoke a lot of weed- like multiple times a day for probably a couple of years already..and I distinctly and vividly recall the times I passed out. I’m in my 20s and have no health problems. There was nothing different or weird about the situations I was in, it just happened. I got really high(usually a big bong rip) and after about 10 minutes everything gets really fuzzy, I got loud ringing in my ears and became very dizzy, and before I knew it I was on the floor. I woke up literally a second later each time, but it was crazy. my advice is if u feel this happening, stay put and ask somebody to get u a drink. Or just stay put and it’ll pass.

  28. chris

    Talk about a chicken little and the sky is falling article.

    Passing out happens and has since people started smoking it. Granted, these days the levels of THC are through the roof (24-33% on good strains) and over 60% for vapor or wax. So for a first timer or seldom user – if they hit something like Skywalker OG (indica), they’ll be stuck to th

  29. Gl

    I’ve been smoking for a year now & just began experiencing lightheadeadness, dizziness, blacking out, ringing in ears, etc. Not to mention my body feeling cold before it happens. Pretty sure it deals with blood pressure. If you have these feelings i recommend laying down,forcing youself to cough (it helps pump blood to your heart to stop you from passing out) and then immediately drinking & eating (especially eating) something so you may remain concious. It really helps me. PS: I am a light smoker, I take a couple of hits from my one-hitter each day. My strain is suuuuper dank though. Maybe thats another reason I experience these symptoms? Anyway if this happens to anyone else as well please leave a reply with information you have that may be helpful.

  30. Julie

    This happened to me twice when I was a teenager, over 30 years ago! Since then I either abstained or made sure I didn’t have to drive and went very slowly.

  31. Jon

    Been smoking since 10th year in school (I’m now a freshman in college). This happened to me yesterday: me and a couple of friends were in the bathroom (didn’t wanna get the smell around the apartment) hitting a gravity bong. After my 2nd hit, I started to feel light almost. Decided that it was something that I didn’t wanna feel so I went out to get water. On my trek through two rooms, I started to feel weak. I saw a half-empty water bottle on the counter and went for it. Downed it in what seemed half a second. There was like this weird, dark cloud taking over my vision and I was starting to freak a bit, but then went to my safe spot: this is only gonna last a little bit, I’m good. I started to breathe deeply, was feeling very tired. I was also slowly starting to feel how heavy my limbs were getting, my legs not really doing what I was asking of them. Instead of sitting on the couch that was conveniently about 3 feet from me, I sat down on the carpet. I woke up to my friends circled around me, asking me if I was okay. Noticing what had happened, I popped back up with a smile on my face insisting that I was “good” and “fine” as I retreated to my room. I went into the bathroom to check myself out, I might have hit my head on the leg of the couch. Again, my vision started to escape me in the bathroom. Lacking the willpower to walk myself to my bed, I opted to sit up against my bathroom wall where I knocked out for about 5 minutes. When I woke up, the first thing I went for was water. It was a strange feeling. Was thinking that maybe I had taken in too much smoke and there wasn’t enough oxygen in me or something.

  32. KL

    I’ve fainted before after smoking. It felt like I was having an extreme panic attack and then the next thing I knew I was pale as a ghost, passed out on the floor, with my eyes rolled up in my head. I’ve actually had to stop smoking because I would get the same feelings and come very close to passing out again. I dunno if something in my body chemistry changed but I really miss when pot used to relax me.

  33. Anonymous

    I’m 15 and been smoking since i was 8,for some reason now when i try smoking like 3 sweets i get dizzy on the second one i had a HIGH tolerance but now everytime i smoke i feel like im’a pass tf out . I dont know what it is if it’s the new weed or what cause this barely starting happening to me last year.Already fainted 4 times. cant say its a problem with my body cause this happening to alot of ppl apperantlly . Weed Changed dude real talk this fucked up shit its like im smoking sherm or somthin.

  34. Rd

    Happened to me 4 times already. I thought I can control it by moderating the amount but apparently I can’t. The last time was with a few puffs. My normal blood pressure is low, I can’t give blood because that makes me sick and I could faint as well.

    For me it wouldn’t be the end of the world to stop smoking altogether. I’ve always been a social smoker and not a huge fan of how pot makes me feel anyway.

    Besides, there are other and better drugs out there 😉

  35. miranda

    i honestly think its the marijuana now these days. i use to smoke weed everyday all the time and i have fainted around five times now and every time i was smoking. I do not drink enough water and eat poorly and then smoke and it definitely happens. i actually thought it was a personal issue not marijuana and a neurological doctor ran all these tests on me and everything was fine. so after reading this site it leads me to believe that other factors such as eating a meal and not drinking enough water plus the marijuana lead me to pass out. i hate it cause you never know when you smoke if your going to pass out but i don’t want to stop smoking

  36. jeddie

    This happened to me smoking Girl Scout Cookies purchased from a legal Oregon retail store. Luckily I was sitting in a recliner, but I really scared the people I was with. I was laughing at a joke, started to cough, felt weird and then came to 5 or 10 seconds later. While I was out my face turned red. I have smoked a few hundred times, first time I have had a pass out problem.

  37. jp

    So this happened to me yesterday and before that it hasn’t happened to me since 3/4 years ago except that time I was standing, everything turned quiet as If I went deaf for a minute or two then everything kinda turned yellow, after that all I remember was feeling a pound on my head which was me falling over like a metal pole and then I started to shake and had a seizure.. prior to that I smoked almost everyday for numerious years but idk if it was the weed litterally named (t.k.o).. so I don’t remember falling and hitting the floor however I do remember my cousin picking me and holding me up as I was shaking, after that they sat me down and gave me a water bottle and I was totally fine , that time I didn’t know if I had the seizure do to the weed or me falling and hitting my head on the concrete.. going back to yesterday .. I hadn’t had any breakfast and was on lunch break so I rolled a one person size joint for two just real quick lol , and once we were done boom I got the same feeling that I had when this happened the last time, (after still smoking everyday since then) everything went quiet and I started feeling dizzy , I walked to get my water bottle trying to shake the feeling off but just as I came back I told my co-worker as I was already super dizzy that I might faint so to come here and hold me.. then I felt like I had my eyes open but could see nothing I blanked out for a few seconds and then snapped back into consciousness and my friends was holding me and sat me down .. once I realized what happened I was curious to know what happened when I blacked out and he said I fell down to my knees and hands and was slightly shaking but not hard just slightly .. but after that I was fine .. overall idk if it’s the weed I had just gotten (but I smoked the same weed the previous day) or if it’s the amount of thc at one time, or my body not being hydrated or what but just beware it can happen and if it does best thing to do is sit down with your back against something cause it can be worse if you’re alone and you fall and hit your head etc .. I’ll be taking easy when I know I’m smoking a very high level of thc strain from now on it is a scary ass experience… Although I believe in the super natural world idk if it has anything to do with that consciously speaking , but I doubt it .. researchers should really try and figure out exactly why his takes place or just to certain ppl or just some type of chemical used to higher the thc level or what .. peace and love

  38. Spm

    Happened to me at a jazz club last night after eating a tiny piece of a chocolate edible, a dose I’ve taken many times with no problems. I was walking and just felt my vision go and buckled. My poor husband thought I was dead. It took me a minute to come to, and then after they stood me up I fainted again. Oh, I also PISSED MY PANTS while unconscious.

    I think a factor was being prone to anxiety and being in a closed in room. I started to think about all the horrible things happening in the world and had a bad trip/panic attack.

    Horrible and embarrassing- I’ll never use again.

  39. Sam

    This same kind of thing has happened to me twice now but I’ve never passed out. I smoke everyday and it’s never happened back to back (which would suggest it’s not the bud). When this happens my vision goes in and out, heart rate accelerates, and I hear high-pitched sounds or its muffled completely. I don’t know if it’s the same thing but it’s scary and trippy as shit nonetheless.

  40. Amelia

    From the voice of experience allow me to share my experiences and what I’ve discovered. First and foremost it is my opinion the higher levels of THC are largely responsible for this phenomenon, with certain medical conditions. Over a six year period I have fainted 3 times. Twice more in my twenties which I passed off as a result of booze and weed. I have a cronic medical condition which causes high blood pressure. After being put on blood pressure drugs and not smoking for a short time, say a week or two, my friends stopped by bearing tasty high grade gifts. After a couple of bowls I suddenly became agitated, hot and finally cold sweats, the room faded out and I fainted, luckily from a seated position. No alcohol involved, immediately suspected the BP meds. I asked a friend knowledgeable in homiopathy and he suggested a sudden drop of BP caused by weed, he said to lay down flat if it happens again. Second time, after not smoking for a week had a session with friends outside by a fire. Same symptoms, they caught me before falling out of my chair face first in the fire. These incidents were about 9 months apart. Six years later my BP meds were raised. Been on new regimen for little more than a month. Shared a J with my husband and thirty minutes later felt those intense familiar symptoms. All I could think was lay down now, I stood to go to my bedroom and fainted in less than four steps. Took my BP immediately after I came to, 85/60, which for me is dramaticly low. BP returned to normal in 30 minutes or less. It seems everytime my meds are adjusted I have this experience especially if I cut back on usage and the have a big session. Hope this helps someone.

  41. Ella

    Hy there- I hope some of you are still active here cause I’m a little freaked out. With me It was a little different as the one I read so far.
    It happened to be 4:30 am in the morning. This is due to the fact that that is the beginning of carnival in my city. I only had very little alcohol and then not really much weed. At the beginning it was ok. I just felt a little high. But after some time it started getting darker. I thought it was normal at that moment. Then I told someone that it’s so dark, and the next thing I remember is me sitting/laying on the ground with no idea how I got down there. Some say I kind of sat down other say I fell. It felt a little like in a movie or like it happened to someone else.
    The next two hours or so felt like I could faint any minute. To walk I hold my self on other peoples arm, because I was afraid to pass out again. In this time my face was kinda tickling. After these two hours or so some friends brought me home. On the Tram station I realized, that two of my fingers on each hand where blue-white-ish. (I have the tendency to have really cold hands.) Luckily they got back color in the tram. So it could have been just the cold weather. After the Tram ride I felt better.

    Now I am kind of wondering if I have really low blood pressure or some cardiovascular issue. Other things that point to something like that are; the commonly known seconds of blackness standing up sometimes (for example standing up from a sky lift with the feeling I will pass out if I don’t wait a moment before I go downhill (last week)), cold fingers (so that people tell me my hands are freezing), and that I had a kind of pulling pain two or three time between my breast and my hip in height, and more located on the left side in the last week. (I had this kind of pain before, also on the right side a year or two ago, so I don’t think It has anything to do with the passing out or that it is my heart. Rather growth pains (17 turn 18 soon) or muscle tenseness or something like this.

    I guess I probably should check it with a doctor, just to make sure everything is all right but I really would like to hear what you think about it.

  42. jake

    I’ve passed out 3 times now from smoking weed and it’s always been the same thing. After getting greedy and smoking between 5-10 bowls in a minute, I get a very disorienting lightheaded dizzy feeling, and then my vision starts blur before disappearing completely (ive been told by mates who are present, when this loss of vision happens, my eyes are rolling back into my head by themselves). The loss of vision has happened a hundred times + easily, but 3 times after more substantial amounts of weed, I pass out immediately after my eyes roll back. I just fall straight down and wake up 3-10 seconds later, and have difficulty getting up. (One time ot happened at home alone and it took me a couple of minutes to get up after multiple attempts). But im told once I pass out my muscles twitch and convulse similar to a seizure.
    All of these 3 “weed blackouts” happened immediately after I stood up from a squatting position with my head down while ripping the cone(with blood rushing to head) then the second I stand up and exhale, i have no breath left, blood rushes from head, vision is gone, goes to take a breath and then Bam! Lights out bitch, it’s beddy byes.

  43. Anonymous

    DAMNIT! This has happened to me now for the past three nights in a row. Now let me make it clear that i am a pothead, and have smoked every day for the past 2 years, primarily using my pax vaporizer and smoking spliffs (but mainly vaping). Unfortunately i left the charger for my vape at my brothers place about a week ago, and havent been able to get it back, so natrually i switched to my secondary choice. Spliffs. My typical spliff usually uses about 3 quarters of an average sized bud (so not that much) but each night i smoked it starts out normal for about 20 minutes, then i can feel a slight difficulty breathing. The first time this happened it was terrifying, but now im used to it and just have to brace myself for what is to come. 5 minutes after the breathing, i get cold sweats, my vision gets choppy and i cant open my eyes more than a tiny slit that i can barely see out of, and after that its game over. Although you might think this sounds not that bad, ITS AWFUL!!! Last night was the worst though! I shared a joint with 2 of my friends before heading to perkins. The only seat we could get was a four person booth but there was five of us. Of course i got pushed in first, and then got squashed up against the wall due to the inadequate seating. Long story short i passed out on the table with my hair in the pankake syrup. Waiter called all three of us out right then and there but we were all too high to respond. Talk about f***ing awkward!!

    • Jacko

      Anonymous, this seems kind of strange that it has happened to you 3 nights in a row. I have a lot of experience with this situation, as it happened to me and 3 other people I know, but it was never a constant occurrence or predictable. It sounds like you need to go to the doctor. You may already have low blood pressure, which may be why it is happening so often.

  44. Anonymous

    Happened to me. I think it was due to the lack of food, Had 3 beers, smoked a joint and completely fell to the ground. I was starving before.

  45. Sarah Tyler

    This has happened to me 2, almsot 3 times (3rd time I was able to sit down before anything else happened and I think it helped get the blood back int ok my head) yesterday I was in line at Walmart with my bf, we had smoked just prior to going to the store. I didn’t smoke a lot, actually less than usual. After a few minutes of standing in line I became very dizzy and sat down on one of the spinny things with bags on the mm and asked my bf to get me a drink. I spoke as loud as I could yet he hardly heard me. The next thing I know heshe tapping me in the face trying to wake me up and I’m flat on my back on the ground. He said that he got the drink and turned around to see me sliding off the bag holder and barley caught me, and brought me to the ground, I had been out for around a minute. He sat me back up and some people from management came to take an incident report. In the middle of it I remeber getting really hot and started sweating terribly and thought I’d pass out again. Everyone voiced faded out and everything was black, I though I had gone blind. Bf said I looked so weird because I kept blinking really slowly, though they didn’t know it was my effort to try and see again. I slowly regained my vision and suddenly could right off and could hear properly again as well. I finished the report and we went home. Felt extremely nauseous all day. Same thing happened at the zoo about a half a year prior to this minus the loss of vision. Again at games top while waiting in line but like I said, I sat down once I felt sick mildly and then was fine. Fucking scary shit

  46. yaya

    my boyfriend is 55 years old and is diebedic he smokes weed every day he is disable he smoke when he wakes up and all day for the last 2 weeks he has been passing out when he is hitting the joint luckly he is always sitting downit has been happening every day for like 2 weeks he will pass out for like 4 secs does any one have ideal why this happens he dosnt want the tell his docter because he smokes weed I been trying to have him stop but he hasn’t yet

    • dave

      Just curious if he still smokes and if he is okay? Everyone is talking about there experiences but no one is SAYING HOW TO FIX THE PROBLEM. If he did fix the problem please tell me what he did and how to not faint from smoking anymore. people need to know how to fix the issue so they can start taking there medication (marijuana) again for their illnesses.

  47. Nicholas Maxson

    This happened to me this passed Sunday, I usually smoke pot at night to help me relax after work and fall alseep. That night my girlfriend and I are about to make dinner, we decide to smoke first using a bong. (Which we use occasionally) . My turn comes around , I take snappers never huge bowls for me, taking my usually hit. Blow the smoking out of start coughing. The coughing. ( before my hit I did have ever to use the bathroom but I waited) so right after my hit I got up and starting walking out of my garage to the door, and I starting feeling a little light headed and kneeled to the floor. Not thinking it was strange in anyway, because lightheadedness quote on quote normal when high. Maybe not exactly almost falling . Anyway as I got back up is where things got hazy. I suddenly woke up on the floor with my girlfriend screaming my name trying to help me get up.(fell chin first on concrete) In pain I get up and she says my chin is gushing blood. I get to the bathroom , wipe up the blood and see the gash in my chin , I already knew down to the bone , needEd about 5 stitches and 1 Internal desol stitch. Also spit out couple pieces of my teeth. Chipped 2 molers , got them filled luckily. It was pretty crazy experience . Whiche I may never smoke again for my health.

    I’m very luckily , it could have easily been a more severe situation.

  48. Anonymous

    I was seated and felt my head crowding with voices, some point was being made. I tried to signal for help because I felt uneasy, needed to rest. As soon as I made eye contact with my husband, who saw that this was serious, I felt ‘safe’ and proceeded to pass out!! Apparently I kept mumbling something, trying to speak, and slumped off the ledge, then my husband held me and I passed out proper. This lasted no more than 8-10 seconds.

    This is the second time thishas happened. The last time was five years ago – and it was a full on black out, from standing position. Lasted longer – couple of minutes before I came to.

    I am a recreational smoker – maybe 8-10 times in a year… barely drink. Female, aged 45. The first time I think it was a panic attack, I was in a very stressful time in my life, it was just FEAR coming towards me in circles and I passed out from sheer terror.

    This recent one is probably due to the pot being more potent, plus I was on an empty stomach, possibly dehydrated.

    Anyway, Im choosing to see the first and second black-out as the beginning and the END of a hellish period in my life.

  49. fml

    I have Tetrology of Fallout, And I’ve been smoking since I was 18. I am 25 now. Three years ago i.was smoking with a friend and suddenly I got beyond paranoid, and had one of the worst panic attacks ever.

    As the years went by I’ve noticed I cannot smoke and get high because I can only think about dying /that I am dying.

    I think it has something to do with how much THC is in the pot.

    I’ve passed out twice. The first time it honest to god felt like a drop of water hit my head, And then seeped into my head, like a bug fell on me and bit me. Then it felt like I had blood rushing down my head, everything was hot, and it literally felt wet.

    My bf checked, and no blood. Ended up seeing my hands as two cartoon stylized hands, that were totally yellow.

    Passed out, I think, and I was sure I was dying. I ended up getting up to “fight it ” but after literally nonstop symptoms like that, I’ve had to stop smoking entirely.

    Which sucks a lot. Cannabis is the one thing I wanted to devote my life to, And I can’t even smoke a one-hjt without feeling like I’m dying.

    I honestly think the THC must be ridiculous because I feel almost psychotic on it plus my heart RACES and i freak out.

    I just want to go back to the way things were.

  50. Anonymous

    So me and 2 friends were smoking a spliff with about 0.6 grams in it. It usually is the standard dose or even below standard dose. However all of us got a nice high. But when we were about to walk away from our outdoor sesh spot i started feeling a bit tired. My sight got decreesed in a way ive never experienced before. It was like when u stand up too fast and everything goes black. But this was going on for like 40 sec and i walked around totaly blind with my eyes wide open. i tried to tell my friends about this but they fought i was joking. And during my loss of all sight my overbody lost att its balance. i started to fall everywhere i went and came to the point where i was running and falling for like 7 sec before smashing my skull to the hard asphalt on the road. Fortunately just as I samshed my head my sight got better so i stood up and walked over to the nearest bench. I was at some points about to faint but i had to really concentrate to make it not happen. After like 30 min i was ready to walk home. I think this happend due too low blood presurre but it was so frieghting to not be able to see a thing. The next day I had som pain after falling to the asphalt but fortunately i didnt get a brain damage or anything else. I will keep smoking but I want people to know that this can happen, and friends of those who this happen to much listen to them and help then in situations like this. I was a bit pissed of coz none of my 2 friends had taken me serious until i smashed my fucking head. Stay safe, smoke safe.

    • Weed Bros

      YEs , what he said its true ,! all reader this happen to me and my friend !! passout experience!! for non regular smoker it happens for regular body get used to it !!

  51. Anonymous

    Happy to have found this site. Very useful.
    I smoke rarely, maybe 12-15 times a year. This happened to me last night, after just three tokes on a joint. Just standing in the kitchen with my husband and started to go down. I didn’t pass out completely but was unable to raise my head without the world going fuzzy and black, just had to stay lying flat for about 15 minutes.
    This happened once before but I didn’t make the association with pot. I was sitting on a couch at the time and stopped breathing, passing out completely. My friends called an ambulance and I ended up in hospital for three days having a zillion tests. They could find nothing wrong. I now know better, if I’m home and have control over the situation, I just wait it out.
    Pretty scary though, particularly the aspect of possibly having to give up the occasional smokes, something I have enjoyed since the sixties.
    I also noted that my pulse was very fast but BP normal.

  52. Chandler

    This site helped me so much, something like this happened to me the other day and as a daily user it was terrifying. I thought I had a heart attack. I fell in my room and knocked my head on my desk because of two hits when I can take hits all day and all night usually. I’m definitely able to connect the dots after all the information and the comments from others that were posted. I just wanna say thank you

  53. mrbystander

    I’m 30 years old. I’ve only ever smoked a handful of times. The last two times (6yrs ago and 2 days ago) I had similar negative experiences. I thought it could have been the weed but I’m convinced now that it’s the way I’m affected by it. Not everyone gets to enjoy this seemingly harmless plant.

    My diet was fine on Saturday. The temperature/environment was fine. I have no preexisting medical conditions that I know of. In general I am in good health. It was 1130am and I hadn’t had any alcohol in over a week. I only took 3 hits, and I would consider them small. All I wanted to do was try smoking and go play my guitar. Seemed straight forward to me. But boy was I wrong.

    Just like 6 years ago, within 30min of those hits I was incapacitated. I tried to play my guitar and almost fell down. I was in my basement. I tried walking upstairs and almost fell again. I had no body coordination whatsoever. I felt dizzy, nausea, and couldn’t wait for it to be over. I forced myself to go to sleep because it was such a terrible experience. And here I am 2 days later and I still feel “off” from the whole thing.

    Both times the weed was purchased from different places. I know the people well and can verify that nothing was added to the weed. It’s just not as “cool/awesome” for some people as it is for a lot of others. Maybe I have an undiagnosed blood pressure issue that could have attributed. Everything I felt and experienced could be attributed to a dramatic shit in blood pressure, negating anything positive that could have been experienced. I can’t imagine had I smoked and this hit me while I was on the highway or doing something else like that. I definitely could have harmed someone. I’ve never felt that much of a lack of control even when I was drinking lots of alcohol.

    • Anonymous

      Hey i also blacked out but I’m worried cause it’s been like 2 days and I still feel off what do I do and what did u do did it just all go away after how long?

  54. Weed Bros

    This happen to non regular smokers !! .. for regular smokers who smokes pot it happen once in life time .!!! and they get used to it !!
    I got passout when i used to smoke rarely once only . later when we smoked daily we were uneffected . There are different effects of different some make dorwzzy however regular smokers are uneffected and they can smoke unlimtted weed with short term memory

    • Brad pitt

      That’s the weird thing I’ve been smoking heavily on a daily basis for years and this just happened to me for the first time last night

  55. OldMan

    Happens to me, just last night. I took a hit, last one in the piece and i held it and started browning out. I was in a hold/cough loop and could not let it go. I passed out where I stood. I felt myself fall and hit the side rail with my chest. My glasses and hat flew off into the river. I think I then hit my head. I fought to regain full consciousness knowing the danger of my situation, I don’t know if I went fully out or for how long ( i easily could have gone over the rail and had a 2 story drop into a shallow river.) Be careful! sit and smoke! Know your surroundings and by the gods STAY SAFE!

  56. Anonymous


    On April 16th I was rushed to the emergency room due to Blacking out from Smoking Laced marijuana in this bottle of laced marijuana it had very unusual ingredient in the Film bottle, while I was blacked out the Doctors later on told me I had sinus tachycardia, I was also unresponsive for the whole hour that I was blacked out I could not open my eyes I could not open my mouth and respond to to the Paretic’s when they were asking me questions my heart rate went about 280 BMP maybe more,. along with Hypertension Blood pressure. I didn’t think I was going to make it threw,. But I did,.. The Doctors gave me something to eventually wake me up,..[br>[br>Since this day almost every other day I have been suffering from along side of hypertension high blood pressure along with sinus tachycardia ,as well as Agina witch I have been diagnosed with threw the local hospitals as Well as pains throughout my head, throbbing vibrating and pulsating,….these have been my symptoms since April 16th… I have been in and out of the hospital with these symptoms almost every single day and the Doctors and the Hospitals Choose not to do anything,. The give me a Chest X-ray it comes back, Normal my Blood test all normal, my EKG’s Normal,.. yet I have been diagnosed with Agina and having Angina Chest pains?…..Iv worn two Halter Monitors given to me by two different Cardiologist one came back normal one didn’t now waiting for the results for a stress test, that I have done,…[br>Because of me Living all by My-self and not being used to having Chest disorders/ Heart disorders and being in and out of the hospitals almost every day,… the Primary Doctors threw the Hospital,.. Don’t Do anything for me anymore when I am going in with symptoms,..Because of me going in One-Time at the Very beginning back in April,..they Diagnosed me with some Anxiety,..they they chose to treat me like an Anxiety patient each time,.. instead of taking my Symptoms seriously,….[br>[br>Also seeing two different Cardiology departments and both of them are exchanging False information to each other to Choose not to do anything for me?……[br>[br>What do I do at this point in time if both the Cardiology departments, and Medical staff from the Hospital are not taking me seriously anymore?[br>[br>who do I talk to?[br>[br>how can I get this get resolved?[br>[br>If I do have Agina and chest pains every day along with my other Medical-symptoms and they misdiagnosed me,… [br>[br>What do I do?….[br>[br>Me, personally I feel as thoe my Central Nervous system is shot down from my brain, triggering these attacks, but also I could still have a possible heart disorder since I have Chest pains and or Agina almost everyday,.. [br>[br>How do I convince the doctors of that?….[br>[br>Thank you all for taking your time to read this and help out with this issue,..

    If anybody Has a good Answer and can help me with this issue I would greatly appreciate it, email is

    Thanks, everyone 🙂

  57. Brad pitt

    I’m a to be junior from Ohio and have ran into Marijuana countless times since middle school and just last night I nearly past out from smoking and that’s why I looked this up, my friends and I bought a brand new bong and it is maybe 2 feet tall, we were passing around blunts and taking bong hits and I hit the blunder through the bong which isn’t anything new to me, but I took possibly the biggest hit of my life, about 1/3 of a blunt in one hit while sitting down, and I immediately felt the effects of the Tobacco, and seconds later once the weed hit I couldn’t see and walked outside for some air, and became slightly scared because I lost all orientation on where I was I simply stayed level headed because I was at a trusted friends house but I fell because I didn’t know which way was up or down and I was like this for several minutes, they got me on my feet and I recovered on a couch for 10 or 15 minutes until I felt better, none the less it was a odd experience

    • dave

      Do you still smoke weed after that happened? Are you better now? This happened to me and I want to fix the issue. No one on here is saying if they fixed it or not. So please get back to me asap thanks

  58. Anonymous

    I’m glad I found this website! I’ve only smoked about 6 times, and all in the past year. The first 4 times were really great experiences. The past two… not so much. But I’ve read most of the comments and my experiences seem a little different.
    The first bad time I was with my friend and we decided to split a blunt, which was probably a bad idea in general because she smokes a lot and this was my first time smoking in months lol. I started to feel really sick and got in a cold sweat, but I just wanted to be in a cool dark place. I never totally passed out but I got the lightheaded feeling and loss of vision. I remember not being able to really feel my legs and arms. It was just really bad, and even after I got over the feeling of passing out I still felt uncomfortable, sick, and dizzy for hours afterwards.
    I thought that was just a weird thing that happened because I smoked way too much for my low tolerance level. But recently I was at a music festival and my friend brought out a blunt. We started passing it around and I took about 4 hits before I started feeling that familiar sick feeling. I went to go get water but on the way started to lose my vision and hearing and had to sit down. I ended up having to sit in the same spot in the grass for about 30 minutes before finally mustering up the strength to walk to my car to sit in the AC. I sat there for about 2 hours before feeling better.
    Both times this happened, I’ve felt like absolute shit the day after too. Nauseous, just really gross and kinda dizzy.
    The first time I know for sure I wasn’t dehydrated because I always drink a lot of water and had about 3 full bottles of water before I started smoking. The second time I had also drank a lot of water but the heat and activity from the festival definitely could’ve weakened me a little bit.

    The main thing I was thinking was maybe it was an issue on whether I was smoking indica or sativa? Because I don’t know for sure. I’ve always smoked other peoples weed but it’s always been people I’ve trusted, and since I’m pretty clueless I haven’t asked anything about it. I just know the past two times it knocked me out and my whole body just felt awful. Could I have smoked sativa the first few times (the good experiences) and smoked indica the other times and reacted badly to it? Although I’ve heard indica chills you out and I was very very panicky the past two times (I’m already an anxious person). I want to figure this out because I lovedddd the good experiences and I’m kinda scared away from weed at the moment because of the bad ones… help?

  59. dave

    I’m a daily toker and this happened to me. But the difference between me and everyone else is it happened to me about 2-3 hours after i smoked. I wasnt even high anymore. Im hoping it had nothing to do with weed. I went to the doctor today and everything was normal but I didnt tell them I smoked a few hours before. Does anyone know if this had anything to do with weed? if so How do i prevent this from happening again? please let me know like now

    • Ocean

      I would also like to know how to prevent this from happening again. It was scary luckily I was able to walk to the car to sleep it off before I passed out.

  60. Newt :)

    This actually just happened 30 min ago to me. I took 4-5 medium hits on a bong and I did all of them really fast. After my last hit I started feeling nauseous and a bit dizzy. Meanwhile I started feeling extremely sleepy. I tried to control it, and went outside for fresh air and sat down on a bench. A few mins later my friends were leaving, and I walked them down the driveway to the road to get a taxi. As soon as they left, I started walking back up the driveway to my house when my vision went blurry and everything turned a bit orange and really bright. I couldn’t see and started reaching out for something to hold on to. All of a sudden everything went really bright. I couldn’t see and sounds started sounding really slow and muffled. I don’t remember hearing anything moments before I hit the ground. When I woke up I had no clue what happened or what was happening. My vision was still bright, but I could make up humanoid shapes above me. They were carrying me and when they laid me back down I blacked out again for a few seconds then woke up. Vision still the same. Ears ringing loudly but I could make out sounds. I stayed on the pavement for a few seconds, then got up. I didn’t move a bit for minutes because I still felt really nauseous. I even puked a bit standing there. The 3 guys who picked me up told me that I was out for over 2 minutes. They also told me that I kept my eyes open, hands partially up, and was taking really quick breaths. I actually fell on the pavement face first – my arms weren’t in front slowing impact to the ground. The right side of my face was swollen and bruised, my eye and chin as well. I have a lot of cuts and bruises on the top of my left and right hands too. Some of my teeth have been numb since the black out and still are 30 min later. I haven’t called someone yet, but probably will if the pain doesn’t subside within an hour or too.

    I actually blame the facts that I am dehydrated (I didn’t drink any water since yesterday night, right now it’s 3pm), haven’t eaten properly and I haven’t slept at all last night. I’ve experienced this after smoking weed before months ago, but I managed not to black out.

    My face hurts.

  61. Martin

    It happened to me recently. I used to smoke pot every day for years when I was in my teens-20’s with no problems.I stopped for 30 years. Recently at a festival I took a deep pull on a pipe with pure resin. At first I felt good, but after approx 15 mins I started seeing black around the edges of my vision. I was fighting as hard as could not to pass out. I broke out in a sweat and felt that I was going to pass out. My girlfriend suddenly looked at me and screamed. Apparantly my skin was transluscent, my lips were blue and apparantly I looked like I was havning a heart attack. Luckly we had an intensive care nurse with us & she checked me out & sadi my blood pressure was too low. She made me lay on my back & they held my feet in the air & within 5 minutes the colour returned & I started to feel better, albeit very stoned. This repeated three times in half an hour. I was fine afterwards & have vowed never to try it again!!

  62. Beau

    This occurred in me one time. It was a larger set bong and it was harder to inhale all of the smoke properly. I ended up inhaling and having trouble recirculating oxygen and exhaling all of the smoke at once. The mix of me panicking because I couldn’t draw any air in and the fact that I wasn’t getting enough oxygen because smoke still occupied most of my lungs caused me to blackout and appear to others to have a seizure. I was unconscious three seconds after for about 20 seconds.

    The strain was Skywalker kush mixed with some top level loud.
    I blame the pipe that was just not my style.

    It matters how you smoke the pipe.

  63. PaFlNy

    This happened to me yesterday.

    I was out on a deck with two of my friends. All of us are semi light weights. I used to smoke a lot but I haven’t had the opportunity to smoke as much these days. Also something you should know, I’ve experimented with a lot of different drugs. Weed hits me at least 20x harder than every single one I’ve tried. (Even cocaine, bath salts, and meth). We rolled a blunt and started passing it around. All was good and we finished the blunt and then it happened. I was leaning up against the railing of the porch (it was up on what would be the second story) and was talking with my friends. Then my vision started blurring. It was like it got grainy, kind of like when you tune into a tv station that doesn’t have reception. Blackness started creeping in on the corners of my eyes. The whole thing felt like a head rush, I get those a lot when I’m sober. So I tried relaxing and listening to my friends.

    Next thing I know I’m seeing rhinos running through a desert looking place (this might sound like I was really high, but I’ve knocked myself out from falling before and I had something like this happen. I saw my dad standing over me telling me to get up, even though he wasn’t there.) I thought I was sleeping and just having a weird dream. I had no recollection at this point that I was just standing up, I legitimately thought I was in my bed conscious inside a dream. Then I heard my friend yelling “Dude, wake up!” but I couldn’t see him. He yelled it again and I guess my vision came back or I opened my eyes and I was laying on the porch. My ears were ringing but it was starting to subside, and when I took my first concious breath it felt like I was inhaling the purest air in the world.

    Thankfully I was with such good friends because my one of my friends saw me start to fall and put her hand in front of my head so I didn’t smack it off the railing and my other friend guided me down to the floor and laid me down so I didn’t hurt myself. Thinking about what could’ve happened if they weren’t there was terrifying. I could’ve easily fell from the porch and severely hurt myself or even died.

    They said I wasn’t even out for two seconds. I just fell and woke up. One second I was having a conversation with them and the next I was on the ground. But within 30 seconds I was having a conversation with them again, laughing and joking. And I didn’t feel nearly as high. I was only a little buzzed at this point. (I went from like an 8 to a 3).

    I smoked 2 more times that day. And I was perfectly fine. I ate and drank before the first time I smoked (when I passed out) and I smoked the other two times after not eating anything else and I was fine. I barely even got high which is crazy because we smoked another blunt and then I went out later and took a couple hits out of a different friends bowl (I was also drinking at this point). Maybe passing out increased my tolerance, as dumb as that probably sounds. I don’t know what happened, I think my blood pressure might have dropped. This hasn’t happened when I smoked before, but similar things have. Like one time I couldn’t catch my breath and I was light headed, but I was also freezing because I had just went swimming in a cold waterfall. And the other time I was lightheaded but I was extremely anxious and paranoid.

    Hopefully this doesn’t happen again, because these experiences were terrifying and if it was my first time smoking I would’ve never touched the stuff again.

  64. Pr0xzy

    Ex daily smoker. I’ve experienced cannabis related fainting 6 times over the past 12 years. Something important to note is that two of these occasions were right after smoking tar/resin (I know it’s nasty, but my life my lungs). The reason I bring up resin, is that it contains very low amounts of THC but still was able to have this effect on me (everyone’s physiology is different). I will however add that my tolerance was extremely high, with a consumption rate of 1oz of flower per 2-3 weeks depending on my schedule. I thought I was alone with this affect because I’ve never seen or heard of this from any of my friends over the years. We will continue to see the more verbose effects of cannabis in the next decade as more states go med/legal and selective breeding continues to bolster active compound production in cannabis cultivation. Please read with an open mind but I’ve experienced serious physical side effects during periods of abstinence or rehabilitation. Several examples: loss of appetite, mood instability, cold sweats, trouble sleeping/staying asleep, anxiety, manic behavior. All of these example were non-issues before my cannabis usage. Long term cannabis usage and adolescent cannabis usage CAN and DOES change brain chemistry. I’m sure the human body can heal through time, physical activity, and good nutrition. I used to be a daily smoker, when I say that I mean I was never sober during at least a decade long period that is not an exaggeration. I can tell you from my own personal experience that we have a lot to learn about cannabis and it’s effects and know have an understanding that cannabis is for people that have the issues I described when going through withdrawal. Cannabis is not a recreational drug IMO, again coming from a former abuser. Cannabis IS however a medicine, for people who actually have debilitating symptoms from devastating afflictions.

  65. KushKobra

    Same thing happens to me when i take a big toke sometimes after ive been smoking i hold the hit for a few secs then syncope come in and my hearing fades out and vision blurs. This happened bad once i fell off my chair and woke up halfway remembering me grabbing onto my table with all my strenth.

  66. LAney111

    I just had this happen to me for the first time in using marijuana for 13 years. Admittedly, I probably consumed too much medicinal oil, but I functioned fine for about five hours, really busy, going throughout my day. I became a little tired at one point, so I decided to lay down, but I went to pull the window shade shut first. Next thing I know I am waking up on the floor with my face smashed into the carpet and rug burn. I have no idea how I got there.

  67. Gigi

    I passed out last night. Three hits of a strain (Skywalker OG) that I’m very familiar with. I had eaten a big meal about and hour before and took 1 Sudafed an hour before for allergies. I remember feeling strange and called out then woke up on the floor with my family over me. I was shaking and it took me about an hour before I could actually get up. I had severe vertigo. Then I barfed. Not fun. Really scary. 🙁

  68. Anonymous

    Glad I found this site. I like that this is a pro marijuana site that is being honest about it.
    I have smoked on a fairly consistent basis for about 20 years. I have never once passed out until recently.
    The first time was a day after having back surgery. I had taken a hit from a single toker. Smaller than the tip of a pinky. Small. I felt fine. 5 minutes later something did not feel right. I was in the kitchen and started to lean on the counter and focus on my breathing but it was like I was playing catch up and could tell that it was too late. A weird feeling in my chest rose to my head. The next thing I know my girlfriend is yelling at me to wake up. I had crashed into the counter and on to the floor. She was freaking out! I felt really sleepy and was trying to let her know I was okay, but I could tell that I was slurring my words. She had me start counting out loud so I fought through the sleepyness and got to 50 before we both calmed down. Felt normal about 20 minutes later.
    The second time was 30 days later, after Trump got elected and California legalized recreational marjiuana. No problem. Same weed same amount. 2 days later same weed same amount we were outside and the same feeling about 5 minutes later and it happened much faster. Unfortunately other people saw it happen and called the paramedics. They came and took me to the hospital blood sugar test- fine. BP test – fine ekg- fine. CT scan ( because I hit head on the cement) fine.
    Anyway the only thing that is physically different is that I am really out of shape now because of being bedridden by my back. Guess vasodilation was too much for my heart to take.
    Cutting myself off until I get in better shape.


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