WHAT IS CHS SYNDROME? And why don’t some people know about it?

Written by: Officer Jermaine Galloway 

CHS Syndrome stands for Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome. This syndrome is characterized by chronic, frequent and projectile vomiting, associated with frequent marijuana use.  Of course, not everyone suffers from this syndrome, but those who are suffering, the symptoms can be severe.  Some chronic cannabis users report these symptoms: vomiting, nausea, and stomach pain/cramping. Those suffering from this syndrome say their only relief, albeit temporary, is from a warm bath or shower.

During my teaching and traveling, I have had class attendees (who are now in recovery) or who had a loved one suffering from CHS, share these personal accounts:

Frequent and daily/cyclic vomiting

Weight loss




Multiple baths and showers a day

Drug Use In Children: Pasadena ISD Administrators Learn The Signs

Galloway's presentation also included helpful tips that educators can use to identify individuals who are abusing drugs. 

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In an effort to better understand, recognize and ultimately prevent the usage of drugs in children, approximately 200 Pasadena ISD administrators including principals, assistant principals, counselors, police officers and nurses participated in a training by Tall Cop Says Stop