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Causes of Red Eyes & How to Clear Them Up Fast

Medical marijuana is legal in West Virginia, and thousands of patients already have access to the state’s many dispensaries. If you don’t already have your medical card, give us a call and let us help you!

Millions of Americans are making the switch from prescription drugs to medical marijuana due to its natural healing ability and lack of harmful side effects. However, cannabis is still a drug and therefore does have some side effects to look out for.

The good news is that the side effects of cannabis are much more mild than that of opioids and painkillers. Some of the most common side effects for marijuana include:

  • “The munchies”

  • Red eyes

  • Changes in mood

  • Impaired memory

Many people who use marijuana report that they experience redness in their eyes after use. Red eyes can be annoying, as some people specifically want to avoid looking “high” after they use cannabis.

Luckily, there are some ways you can quickly clear up redness in your eyes after marijuana use. In this blog, we will tell you everything you need to know about eye redness from using cannabis.

Why Does Marijuana Make Our Eyes Red?

Many people assume that the smoke from burning marijuana is the cause of red eyes after use. However, this is not actually the case. It is the marijuana itself that causes red eyes.

When we engage our cannabinoid receptors, our blood vessels become more visible and red. Using cannabis engages the vessels in our eyes, which is what causes the redness. THC also stimulates our cardiovascular system, increasing blood flow to our eyes.

How to Get Rid of Red Eyes

It’s possible that your eyes will get less red over time after using marijuana. First time users or people who do not use cannabis frequently are more likely to get red eyes when they use marijuana.

The redness may be alleviated with an over-the-counter solution. Rewetting the eyes is usually key to keeping redness down, and you can do this with artificial tears or most brands of eye drops.

If you don’t happen to have any eye drops on hand, you can always use a warm or cold compress, like a washcloth, which should also reduce your redness.

Get Your Medical Marijuana Card Today

If you experience red eyes from cannabis use, stop by your local pharmacy and buy some eye drops. You can also use a cold or warm compress to speed up the process.

Medical marijuana is legal in the State of West Virginia, and you can apply for your very own medical card today! You need your medical card to visit any dispensary in the state.

If you think you may benefit from medical cannabis, there is a good chance you will qualify for a card. It is now easier than ever to get your card with telemedicine, right from the comfort of your own home!

Being a West Virginia medical marijuana patient allows you the freedom to establish your own personalized treatment plan. We’re dedicated to helping patients every step of the way!

Feel free to give us a call at 877-303-8424 and we can answer your questions about getting a medical marijuana card in West Virginia.


Doctors Who Care.

Relief You Can Trust.

West Virginia Marijuana Card’s mission is to help 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.

If you have any questions, call us at 877-303-8424, or simply book a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting relief you can trust today!

Check out West Virginia Marijuana Card’s Blog to keep up to date on the latest medical marijuana news, tips, and information.


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