Using Too Much?

Whether you accidentally ingested marijuana edibles, smoked too much at a party or have become addicted to marijuana, this information will help you learn more about what to look for and how to access helpful resources.

Unintentionally using too much?

The symptoms of using too much marijuana are similar to the typical effects of using marijuana, but more severe. These symptoms may include:25
  • Extreme confusion, anxiety, panic or paranoia
  • Fast heart rate
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Hallucinations or delusions
  • Severe nausea and vomiting21
There is an increasing number of people going to the emergency room after using marijuana, possibly because they used too much.1 This may happen because they:
  • Thought a marijuana product was regular food.
  • Used a product with more THC than they thought, either because they are using marijuana for the first time or trying a high-THC product.
  • Consumed homemade edibles without a clear understanding of the THC content.
  • Consumed more marijuana edibles than they needed since they didn’t feel the effects right away. The effects of marijuana edibles may take up to four hours to peak after ingesting.
If you or someone you know is experiencing any of the symptoms above, call the poison control hotline for free, fast, expert help anytime. If the symptoms are severe, call 911 or go to an emergency room.