What Is Scromiting, or Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome?Posted by On

Scromiting, a portmanteau of the words “screaming” and “vomiting,” is a condition characterized by bouts of abdominal discomfort and nausea so painful the person affected may begin to yell. And it’s caused by extreme marijuana usage.

Users on Twitter poked fun at the unusual — but real — term on Sunday after a Daily Mail reporter, who wrote about the phenomenon in a piece about marijuana use in California, laid out a series of tweets admonishing marijuana use and calling its legalization in California a “public health disaster.”


But Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome, or CHS, is a real condition that affects a select group of heavy habitual marijuana users.

CHS can be relieved with hot showers, and some doctors may prescribe medication, but it only goes away for good once the person stops using marijuana. Many patients refuse to believe that marijuana is causing their symptoms and are resistant to giving it up. 

In 2019, a cannabis user named April Moon told Business Insider she was hesitant to attribute her CHS symptoms to marijuana because, like most users, she had been fine using marijuana before.

“I was in denial. I didn’t want to believe it was true,” she said. “Cannabis is my world. It’s my whole…

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