Intravenous marijuana syndrome is a distinct short-term clinical syndrome related to the intravenous injection of boiled cannabis broth, which had been filtered through a cotton cloth. The syndrome has at least 25 known cases in the English language literature, but all of them prior to 1983.[1]

It is postulated that contamination, perhaps from the cotton used to strain the liquid of the broth or from particulate plant matter getting through the straining method, could be cause for the cases of illnesses.[1]

The common side effects of intravenous marijuana syndrome include fever, myalgia, nausea, and vomiting.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Daniel Brandenburg; Richard Wernick (July 1986). "Intravenous Marijuana Syndrome". Western Journal of Medicine. 145 (1): 94–96. PMC 1306836. PMID 3489321.
  2. ^ Brandenburg, D; Wernick, R (1986-07-01). "Intravenous marijuana syndrome". Western Journal of Medicine. 145 (1): 94–96. ISSN 0093-0415. PMC 1306836. PMID 3489321.