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What happens when you smoke too much weed?

Smoking too much weed or otherwise excessive consumption of cannabis products has been known to lead to confusion, anxiety, paranoia, and panic attacks, especially in people with low tolerance or inexperienced with the effects of the drug. Physical effects of cannabis toxicity may include a drop in blood pressure, rapid heart rate, chest pain, and slowed breathing. Such changes may not always be benign and could contribute to the development of significant cardiovascular outcomes such as sudden cardiac death and ischemic stroke, though these events are rare and may only occur in a setting of polysubstance use and/or pre-existing health factors. In the longer term, smoking too much weed may lead to a physical dependence a distinct withdrawal syndrome, and the development of compulsive patterns of use consistent with a cannabis use disorder.

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