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Should the word ‘overdose’ be applied in cannabis cases?

By CTV News

When someone consumes too much cannabis they can experience unpleasant side effects such as anxiety, paranoia, nausea, and even hallucinations. Is this episode considered an overdose? Self-poisoning? Toxicity? Impairment? Or simply “greening” out?

As the nationwide legalization of recreational cannabis approaches, the public and medical professionals alike appear to be divided on the right language to use when describing a situation where someone has had too much.

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