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‘Scromiting’ Has Been Linked to Cannabis Use and Is on the Rise—Here’s What This Illness Is

Emergency medicine physicians are noticing a rise in cases of a once-rare syndrome tied to cannabis use. Medically it’s known as cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome, or CHS, which causes recurrent nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.

But some health care professionals know it as “scromiting,” defined as “a mashup of ‘screaming’ and ‘vomiting,'” according to a new NBC News investigation.