A new study suggests that marijuana can help reduce motion sickness, but the effects of pot on car accidents are still unclear.




Motion sickness is one of the disorders that detracts from the enjoyment of travels and excursions. Motion sickness makes every trip, whether by sea, land, or air, unpleasant for certain individuals. It may affect people of any age, since it affects both the young and the elderly.

Motion sickness medications are available, however they may not work for everyone. Cannabis is an excellent alternative to these medicines that many people are unaware of.


What is Motion Sickness and What Causes It?

When your central nervous system receives contradictory signals, it causes your brain to become confused. As a consequence of your body’s failure to detect movement correctly, these contradictory signals may originate from any of your senses (eyes, ears, nerves).

If your eyes can’t perceive the movement, it may send a signal to your brain that there is movement. If your other senses detect movement and transmit information to your brain, the brain becomes perplexed. Motion sickness may happen on an aircraft, vehicle, train, boat, or ship, and it can turn an otherwise enjoyable vacation into a nightmare.

The Different Types of Motion Sickness

Motion sickness may be divided into three categories:

Air sickness is a common ailment that affects passengers on planes, helicopters, gliders, parameters, and jets.

Car Sickness: This occurs while you are traveling on land in a vehicle, most commonly a car.

Seasickness is a condition that happens while you are on the water, typically on a boat or a ship.

Motion Sickness is divided into many categories.

Based on the source of the trigger, motion sickness may be divided into three categories:

  • Motion sickness is a kind of nausea caused by motion that you can’t see but can feel. While your nerves transmit the proper information to your brain in this instance, your eyes are unable to do so, resulting in motion sickness.
  • Motion sickness is a kind of nausea caused by movement that you can watch but not feel. While your eyes transmit the proper information to your brain in this instance, your eyes are unable to do so, resulting in motion sickness.
  • When your auditory and visual systems perceive various kinds of motion, motion sickness occurs. They transmit distinct signals to the brain in this instance, resulting in motion sickness.

Motion Sickness Symptoms

Motion sickness symptoms are generally not severe, although they may cause a lot of discomfort. Sweating, shortness of breath, sleepiness, nausea and vomiting, pale complexion, and yawning are all typical motion sickness symptoms. While the symptoms of motion sickness aren’t life-threatening, frequent occurrences of the illness may lead to more severe problems, such as a dread of traveling.

Who Is in Danger of Getting Motion Sick?

Pregnant women and toddlers are the two groups of individuals who are most likely to experience motion sickness. Others may be at a greater risk of motion sickness if they have one or more of the following conditions.

  • Travel-related anxiety and dread
  • Taking a new method of transportation
  • The vehicle’s ventilation is inadequate.
  • Being unable to observe motion since you don’t have access to a window.

How Does Cannabis Aid Motion Sickness?

Advocates have proposed medicinal cannabis as a potential treatment for motion sickness in recent years. Medical marijuana is used to treat nausea caused by chemotherapy, and studies have shown that it may also assist with motion sickness.

CBD and THC, two cannabinoids found in cannabis, are known to activate receptors in the human body. These cannabinoids inhibit the production of nausea-inducing molecules in the body, reducing the pain associated with motion sickness.

Cannabis Treats the Symptoms of Motion Sickness

Cannabis alleviates the symptoms of motion sickness. The following are some of the signs and symptoms:

  • Headaches
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Vomiting and nausea
  • Drowsiness

Cannabis Strains That Help With Motion Sickness

Both Sativa and Indica strains may help with motion sickness, but their effects are varied. Sativa strains invigorate you, while indica strains help you relax. Some of the finest cannabis strains for motion sickness are listed below.

Grand Master Kush is an Indica-dominant strain that aids in the treatment of anxiety, nausea, discomfort, tension, and a lack of appetite.

Another Indica-dominant strain is Blue Dream. Unrest, tension, discomfort, and nausea may all be relieved by having a blue dream.

Sour Diesel is a Sativa-dominant strain that helps to relieve migraines and nausea.

Super Haze Lemon: Another Sativa-dominant strain is Super Haze Lemon. It relieves anxiety and calms a churning stomach.

Durban Poison is a Sativa-dominant strain that may assist with nausea and appetite loss.

The Best Cannabis Consumption Methods for Motion Sickness

Popular methods of cannabis use, such as smoking and vaping, are not suitable for travel. Smoking in public is poor manners in addition to being a significant technical danger. This is why, while treating motion sickness, it’s crucial to try different ways of ingesting cannabis. The following are the best ways to consume cannabis for motion sickness:

Tinctures: This kind of cannabis is taken under the tongue. Before the journey, just put a few drops of cannabis beneath your tongue.

Topicals are oils, balms, and lotions that may be applied on the body before going on a journey.

Edibles are cannabis products that can be eaten, such as candy and cookies. Edibles may be consumed at any location.

Transdermal Patch: In this technique, cannabis is infused directly into the circulation.


Make sure that buying cannabis for motion sickness is legal in your state before you purchase it. Consult a cannabis-friendly doctor to choose a strain that is right for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can CBD help with motion sickness?

CBD is an abbreviation for Cannabidiol, which is a compound found in cannabis that has been shown to help with motion sickness.

Is marijuana bad for colon?

It is not known whether marijuana is bad for the colon.

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