Cannabis tea, also known as “brewed cannabis” or “cannabis tisane”, is a type of herbal tea made by steeping marijuana in hot water. The side effects of this drink are not well-known. However, cannabis tea helps relieves stress and aid sleep among other things.
Cannabis tea can be consumed for medicinal purposes or simply for pleasure like any other herb-based beverage. Some cannabis nursery operators even turn their trim into a recreational drink.
This blog post will discuss the side effects of cannabis tea including how it relieves stress, aids sleep, and how to prevent side effects.
Let’s dive in.
There are side effects to consuming cannabis that you should know about before trying it yourself. Cannabis tea side effects include the following:
- The possibility of feeling anxious or paranoid after consumption. This side effect usually subsides within one hour.
- Dry mouth is caused by the cannabinoids in cannabis that suppress saliva production and can be relieved with sipping water or chewing on sugarless gum containing xylitol, mint flavors (which also helps to mask the taste of cannabis).
- Increased appetite or a craving for sweet foods can be beneficial to those who are trying to gain weight without side effects from other medications but is not healthy if the person already has diabetes, obesity, heart disease as it could worsen their condition due to consuming too many calories per day even though they may feel like they are not hungry.
- Bloodshot eyes and dilated pupils.
- Drowsiness. This side effect should also subside within an hour or two depending on how much you consumed and your physical condition at the time (i.e. if you’re in good physical condition, side effects might go away faster than if you were sick with the flu).
- Feeling nauseous and unsteady.
- Dizziness and feeling faint (especially if you’re standing up or sitting upright after consuming it).
- Feeling disoriented and not knowing what’s going on around you; sometimes accompanied by a lack of control over one’s body movements due to temporary motor impairment.
- Lack of coordination and problems speaking (slurred speech).
Note: side effects will vary depending on how much you consume, your weight, age, and physical condition. If side effect symptoms are severe or persist for more than a few hours, seek medical attention.
How Cannabis Tea Helps Aids Sleep
Cannabis tea is a great sleep aid due to the fact that it contains both THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) which helps you relax as well as CBD (cannabidiol), which helps to relieve stress. THC and CBD work in conjunction with each other, which is why cannabis tea side effects are typically less intense than if you were only smoking the herb or consuming edibles containing it instead.
The side effect of drowsiness should be helpful for people who have difficulty sleeping at night due to racing thoughts or anxiety about what they need to do the next day. People with sleep apnea will naturally tend to fall asleep easier and stay sleeping longer since they’ll feel more relaxed after consuming cannabis tea.
How to Prevent Side Effects?
Side effects of cannabis tea can be prevented by drinking it in moderation and only when needed. Drinking too much at once, or drinking before bedtime can lead to side effects such as dry mouth, excessive thirst, difficulty sleeping, feeling lightheaded, or dizzy. These side effects will diminish if you drink less and avoid alcohol consumption while also making sure to stay hydrated by drinking lots of water.
There are risks associated with smoking cannabis as well. This side effect can include a greater likelihood to fail certain drug tests, which is why some people choose this more natural route instead of other methods that also help relieve stress and aid sleep but could result in failing these exams!
Physical risks of drinking cannabis tea are generally mild and side effects are usually rare. However, if a person has an allergic reaction to the tea or other ingredients in it then they should stop drinking it immediately and seek medical attention right away because symptoms could be severe for some people including shortness of breath, hives, the reaction from ingesting gluten which can cause gastrointestinal problems such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea.
Cannabis Tea for Sleep
Cannabis tea is an effective way to combat insomnia. Studies have shown that this side effect can be helpful for those who are having trouble sleeping, though not as strong as other medications available by prescription. The side effects of consuming cannabis tea before bedtime will include drowsiness and possible dizziness if you consume too much at once or are not used to the side effects.
Cannabis Tea for Relaxation and Fun
One side effect of cannabis tea is that it can be consumed recreationally like any other herb-based beverage. If you’re looking to unwind after a long day with some friends, this side effect might be the right choice! The side effects of consuming cannabis tea in a social setting include feelings of relaxation and euphoria.
It’s also quite easy to make. If you have home grow and aren’t using feminized seeds, you can even use male cannabis plants for tea creation.
Cannabis tea is a tasty alternative for those who are looking for an effective way to relax and relieve stress before going to sleep but also want a safer option compared with other medications. If you’re interested in trying cannabis tea out yourself, be sure that any strain of marijuana you use will not result in side effects such as anxiety, depression or paranoia.
Since there aren’t many studies on the side effects of cannabis tea, it’s hard for researchers and scientists to determine what other side effects there might be.