Black Ink Crew star Ceaser Emanuel reportedly suffered from a marijuana overdose.
In the incident, the NYC tattoo shop owner took his friends to Foxwood Casino in Connecticut. As the group was partying, gambling, and having fun, Ceaser overdosed marijuana.
According to reports, this reality star became so high that the TV series producers got worried and called paramedics. It's a rare occurrence for someone to overdose on cannabis.
Marijuana has a reputation for being a completely benign drug. According to some scientific claims on the proponents of weed and actual evidence from cannabis users, it'd seem that cannabis only has beneficial effects.
But ask any stoner from the 1960s about his or her bad experiences. You'll understand that marijuana isn't always unicorns and rainbows.
Don't get me wrong. There's plenty of proof that, as a drug, marijuana is significantly less dangerous than most oft-abused substances, including cigarettes and alcohol. But less hazardous is a far cry from saying it's completely safe.
But how much marijuana is too much?
Well, cannabis doesn't come with a clear definition of overdose. In fact, researchers and doctors aren't entirely sure how much tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) it takes to overdose.
THC is the active ingredient in marijuana, which is most likely to induce "the high" effect users seek.
THC in the bloodstream is typically measured as nanograms per milliliter. This's the level of THC in one milliliter of blood. And n the case of Ceasar, it seems he took too much of the edible than his body could handle.
Marijuana is a strange drug as it contains lots of active ingredients. While different scientists cite different numbers of constituents, there are believed to be over 100 cannabinoids in cannabis besides THC.
And they all act differently. Take too much THC, and you'll have a psychoactive reaction that's not like that of a usual stimulant.
Though there're no specific symptoms of a marijuana overdose, these are without doubts signs of marijuana overconsumption:
Extreme anxiety and panic attacks
Uncontrollable shaking or seizures
A fast heart rate, chest pain, and heart attack.
Psychotic reactions make users lose touch with reality. Sometimes they can become paranoid and hallucinate.
Loss of personal identity
Decreased judgment, perception, and coordination that can lead to injuries or even death
Pale skin color
Sudden high blood pressure with headaches
These symptoms shouldn't be ignored under any circumstance. Always seek medical attention if it becomes necessary, just like the Black Ink Crew TV show boss did.
The 7th season of the Black Ink Crew TV show premiered on VH1 from September 19, 2018, until May 1, 2019. It features daily operations and staff drama at an African American-owned tattoo shop in Harlem, New York.