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Cannabis (marijuana): Acute intoxication

George Sam Wang, MD
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Stephen J Traub, MD
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James F Wiley, II, MD, MPH


This topic discusses the epidemiology, pharmacology, toxicity, clinical manifestations, and management of acute intoxication with cannabis (marijuana).

The clinical manifestations and management of toxicity from synthetic cannabinoids, medical uses of cannabinoids, and the manifestations and treatment of cannabis use disorder are provided separately:

(See "Synthetic cannabinoids: Acute intoxication".)

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(See "Symptom management of multiple sclerosis in adults", section on 'Cannabinoids'.)

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