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  • Bailey Porras

Causes of Red Eyes & How to Clear up Stoned Eyes Fast

Medical marijuana is legal in the State of Louisiana, and you can get your medical card today to gain access to a local dispensary! If you have any questions about the process or whether you qualify, give us a call!

Marijuana is a natural alternative medicine that has been increasing in popularity year after year. Its healing properties and mild side effects allow people to get back to doing things they love.

Although cannabis has much less severe side effects than opioids, narcotics, and other prescription medication, there are still some things to watch out for. The most common side effects for marijuana include:

  • Dry mouth

  • Increased appetite

  • Fatigue

  • Red/dry eyes

Red eyes can be annoying to deal with, but don’t worry! There are a couple of tips and tricks you can use to get rid of redness quickly.

Why Do Our Eyes Get Red After Smoking?

THC is the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis and it is responsible for the “high” many users describe. It is also responsible for redness in the eyes after use. Many people believe that redness in the eyes is due to smoke irritation, but that is not the case.

THC increases heart rate as well as blood pressure and flow. Our blood vessels widen when the THC is absorbed into our bodies, making them more visible and red. How red your eyes get depend on many factors including:

  • Blood pressure

  • Weight

  • Gender

  • How frequently you use cannabis

Your eyes will not get as red if you use cannabis frequently or heavily because your body will metabolize it better and react to the THC a bit differently. First time users are much more likely to experience “high eyes”.

How to Get Rid of Red Eyes

Luckily, getting rid of red eyes from smoking is pretty quick and easy. The redness you experience in your eyes will decrease over time if you start using cannabis regularly. Using strains of cannabis with less THC may also help with redness.

Eye drops or artificial tears may help relieve dry or red eyes after cannabis use. Rewetting your eyes can be very effective for helping with redness, and it typically works pretty quickly.

If you don’t want to use eye drops, you can also apply a warm or cold compress to your eyes. This will increase your blood flow and should help with redness as well.

Get Your Medical Marijuana Card Today

Luckily, the side effects of cannabis are very mild when compared to those of opioids and narcotics. That’s why millions of Americans are switching to medical marijuana!

Medical marijuana is legal in the State of Louisiana, and you can get your medical marijuana card today! It is now easier than ever to get your card, so if you think cannabis may benefit you, what are you waiting for?

If you aren’t sure if you qualify for a card, we can help! Just give us a call and we can answer any questions you may have.

Marijuana is an excellent alternative medicine that offers natural, safe, and legal relief for an array of symptoms. If you think cannabis could help some of your symptoms, what are you waiting for?

Schedule an evaluation online today with one of our knowledgeable, compassionate doctors to see if you qualify for your medical card. Not only will you discuss your condition and options, but you can do so through a virtual appointment in the safety of your own home!


Doctors Who Care.

Relief You Can Trust.

At Louisiana Marijuana Card, our mission is helping everyone achieve wellness safely and conveniently through increased access to medical marijuana. Our focus on education, inclusion, and acceptance will reduce the stigma for our patients by providing equal access to timely information and compassionate care.

Call us at (833) 253-2943, or simply book a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting relief you can trust today!


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