“I’ve screamed out for death,” she told a reporter. “I’ve cried out for my mom, who’s been dead for 20 years, mentally not realizing she can’t come to me.”
Researchers are warning that constant and long-term use of marijuana can lead to “scromiting,” a term used to describe people screaming and vomiting at the same time.
Roneet Lev, director of operations at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego, told the NBC affiliate there that he sees at least one patient a day with the condition.
It was first described in 2004 in Australia, but it has been getting more attention recently in the U.S., some say because of relaxed marijuana laws.
Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome is very rare. It can occur among very heavy and long-term marijuana users.