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Increased heartbeat after smoking cannabis, dizziness. Reason?

i had an amazingly fast heart beat while high smoking cannabis had extremeley high levels of t thc why was my heart beat so fast and why was it still fast for a few hours after the high wore off first time experiencing this. the cannabis i smoked this time was an alot stronger strain than im use to but could u please explain the cause of the fast heart rate and dizzyness i had please?
Asked On : Fri, 5 Apr 2013
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Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

Cannabis is associated with a variety of physiological and psychological effects. It is known that cannabis raises heart rate by 20-100 percent shortly after smoking and this effect can last up to 3 hours.

Cannabis is also well known to cause anxiety / panic attacks during which a person can experience increased heart rate, palpitations, dizziness, etc.

Since you are now aware of the adverse effects that cannabis can cause, it is upto you to be prudent and avoid this habit.

Wish you all the best.

Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
Consultant Psychiatrist
Answered: Sat, 6 Apr 2013
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