Red Eyes: Mystery Behind Cannabis Smoking
Red eyes are the reason of a billion of stupid jokes. People bring it on again and again. However, not all cannabis smokers are prone to red eyes. Why?
Cannabis affects the human body in different ways and brings a relief and positive results. One of such effects is a treatment of glaucoma, which becomes possible with the help of THC. The cannabinoid lowers blood pressure and causes blood vessels to dilate. The ocular capillaries dilate too; the blood is rushing to the eyes and reducing intraocular pressure. It also makes eyes red. Combined, decreased pressure and increased blood flow bring relief to glaucoma patients. Cool, huh?
That’s why some people get different reactions to cannabis. One day a person may smoke low THC strain and the other day their eyes are blooming red after a joint high in THC. Smoking does not matter: you can get red eyes just eating your favorite cannabis-infused muffin. Cannabinoids make your blood vessels to dilate, not smoke.
Of course, if you are struggling with red eyes all the time, it could be a sign that you are allergic to cannabis. Smoking can irritate your eyes and mucous membranes too. Just listen to your body and consult a doctor.
Making Eyes Normal Again
Red eyes are not something to be ashamed of, however, not everyone likes it. Here go a couple of tips to bring your eyes back to normal:
- Choose low THC strains. If you don’t want your eyes to redden, take CBD or CBN high strains.
- Drink a lot of water. Dehydration increases dryness, and it affects your eyes.
- Eye drops come in handy! Take a look at brands that especially focused on reducing eye redness.
- Plan ahead and smoke at home. People still make stupid jokes or criticize. Enjoy your cannabis at home with friends or alone. Don’t get judge for getting relaxed.
Red eyes are okay. Getting relieved are okay. Consuming responsibly are great. Just don’t forget your eye drops!