The U.S. National Library of Medicine states that not only is motion sickness prevalent, but that 1 in 3 individuals could be susceptible to nausea and dizziness that comes with a long car ride or intense rollercoaster.
Understanding motion sickness
Often described as feeling “unwell” and accompanied by nausea and dizziness, individuals who experience motion sickness often describe “feeling out of breath” as well as having sweaty palms or a “clammy” sensation to their skin or appearance. Often triggered by intense motion such as rollercoasters or rides, motion sickness can also happen while merely being a passenger in a car, leaving the individual disorientated.
Marijuana as an anti-nausea agent
We know that cannabis has been studied extensively for its effects on nausea. In fact, Harold Kalant, MD, Ph.D., and Amy J. Porath-Waller, found the following in a 2012 report:
“There is sound evidence from animal experiments and well-designed clinical trials involving humans that cannabis and cannabinoids are effective for the relief of nausea/vomiting and certain types of pain, as well as for the stimulation of appetite.”