Cannabis is not for everyone. Reactions vary uniquely from user to users. Reactions depend on hundreds of interacting factors. Many are external like where, when, and how you use cannabis as well as with whom you use it.
Most factors are internal. Reactions are governed by body weight, body fat, and your height and gender. It depends on your genetics, predisposition to dependency issues and/or suicidal ideation. Reactions differ depending on preexisting mental, emotional, biochemical, and neurological conditions. And, because it interacts complexly with integrated human organisms, it can affect respiratory, gastrointestinal, endocrine, and other systems.
You should not be consuming cannabis, for example, if you have significant medical problems like chronic asthma, continuous diverticulitis pain, congestive heart conditions, emphysema, COPD, and more. You should also probably avoid cannabis if you have experienced paranoia or deep depression, bearing in mind that, while cannabis may benefit mild to moderate medical or mental issues, it is not a cure.
The fact is that some people experience uncontrollable body shakes after consuming cannabis. It is worth examining this evidence if you want to use it safely.
What are we talking about?
The potential for a bad reaction to cannabis is the driving reason behind urging you not to consume cannabis for the first time when you are alone.
Twitching and shaking hands, fingers, and facial features do not happen to everyone. Most people do not have this reaction, but many do respond poorly especially to highly potent THC strains. Typically, the shakes will disappear as you move into the strain’s effects.
You must remember that cannabis is an inebriant and will trigger fight or flight responses on the part of the mind and body. Those responses may take many forms like trembling hands, eye twitching, muscle cramps, or more. It may even feel like you are responding this way when you are not.
The easiest comparison is to the feelings you have after drinking too much coffee. It is the brain and body’s way of saying “watch your step.” This human mechanism often shudders when it feels threatened. The threat may be external and psychological like the trembling you feel when threatened by a fierce animal or human aggressor. However, those shakes also follow the infliction of pain, infection, and/or overstimulation. You may even tremble following good news or after the eustress of a good time skiing or working out.
In any case, the consumption of too much THC or too potent THC may create a level of anxiety-producing involuntary muscle spasms.
What to do? What to do?
The shakes that follow too much cannabis or too potent a strain can be resolved. They are neither permanent nor evidence of a more concerning medical problem.
If you are predisposed to severe anxiety, paranoia, bi-polar problems, or manic-depression, you should avoid cannabis consumption generally. If you choose to use, you should research and select strains with enough CBD to offset or eliminate the THC effect with a calming effect.
If you struggle with the spasticity related to epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, or other spastic condition, you should opt for CBD dominant strains with only trace amounts of THC.
When you consume cannabis, you should avoid doing so with strong alcohol, caffeinated beverages, or prescribed or controlled drugs.
When consuming cannabis, you should do so in the company of others who understand and might help if you have an extreme reaction.
When using cannabis, you should hydrate frequently with water or sports beverages prepared to replace salts and electrolytes.
These cautions apply to the use of cannabis in smoking, vaping, dabbing, and edibles. They do not apply to the medical marijuana treatment of spastic illnesses, syndromes, or conditions.
Many strains contain a nice THC: CBD ratio, a chemical balance that should prevent the involuntary shaking after moderate use.
ACDC: Despite its co-opted heavy metal monicker, ACDC is a relaxing experience. Still, you must shop carefully. Nonetheless, the CBD count comes in at 20%, enough to cause a mild euphoria before relaxing the brain and body and increasing your sociability.
Charlotte’s Web: This legendary strain has proven exceptionally valuable for treating involuntary spasticity including recalcitrant epilepsy. It should reduce or relieve negative after-effects when used.
Harle-Tsu: This strain is not as easily located at Charlotte’s Web, but at 22% CBD and 1% to 2% THC, it delivers a heavy brain and body high. Its slight euphoria will drift into a pain-free relaxation.
Harlequin: Harlequin contains a moderate amount of up to 15% THC. However, the 10% CBD creates an effective balance of sought after recreational high and medical therapy. It provides a solid daytime experience when its light euphoria fades into an invigorating focus.
Peach Puree: They crossed Sweet Diesel with California Orange for a nice peach flavor. With a CBD count of 10% over 1% to 2% THC, Peach Puree offers a mellow relaxation with long-lasting relief for anxiety and tension.
Ambray Gardens’ Daily Full Spectrum Extra Strength 5,000mg CBD Extract: This is a high-dosage CBD oil for veteran CBD oil consumers.
The CBD Distillery Extra Strength Broad-Spectrum CBD E-Liquid: Vapers might consider flavored offers with high-density CBD and 0% THC and 0% nicotine.
First-time users may experience some shakes and trembling that will fade with some water intake. Experienced cannabis consumers who experience these after-effects should reconsider the strain they are using. Cannabis has not been known to cause long-term spastic results, but any sustained spasticity may be a condition needing medical analysis and care.