A 20-year-old got a mysterious syndrome that makes marijuana users violently ill and said it was like ‘Edward Scissorhands was trying to grab my intestines and pull them out’

By Julia Naftulin

When Bo Gribbon was 17, he experienced the first of many excruciating cannabis-induced episodes that left him vomiting and screaming for hours, NBC News reporters Laura Strickler and Steve Patterson wrote.

“It felt like Edward Scissorhands was trying to grab my intestines and pull them out,” Gribbon, who is based in Colorado, told NBC News.

Now 20, Gribbon has since learned he has cannabis hyperemesis syndrome, a rare and mysterious disorder that causes frequent cannabis users to experience nausea, stomach cramps, and vomiting.

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