This week David walks us through one of the most visible signs of cannabis use, red eyes. The question we first need to ask ourselves is “Why do our eyes get red when smoking cannabis?” Once we understand why it happens, we can then go through some common remedies to help get the red out. Most importantly, we need to know that this redness is merely cosmetic and does not present any damage to a cannabis consumers eyes.
The Deal with Red Eyes
You know you smoked enough weed when you start to feel heavy and your eyes get red. It’s a common side effect of smoking cannabis. But what exactly is going on with your eyes? In today’s segment, we’ll take a look at why your eyes get ruby red after smoking bud or eating a few cannabis edibles and what you can do about it and perhaps help you avoid any embarrassment in the future.
THC Binds to Cannabinoid Receptors in Your Eyes
Just in case you’re into that sort of thing. So what’s the science behind red eyes from using cannabis? There are a few scientific explanations for the redness and dilation you experience after smoking cannabis or taking a few edibles. But the main is that THC binds to the cannabinoid receptors in your eyes.
Causing blood vessels to constrict and reducing the flow of oxygen rich blood through your capillaries. The lack of oxygen causes buildup of waste products, including carbon dioxide, making your eyes appear red. Then our body responds by increasing blood flow to our eyes so that they can absorb more oxygen to remove the waste products before they become toxic.
Eye Redness is Not Permanent
But what happens if I don’t take care of the redness in my eyes? But they get damage. Well, they get some sort of infection. Well, I go blind. Good question. Absolutely nothing. Despite all those negatives I just mentioned, this is just a harmless side of the act itself. But maybe you don’t like looking like omega red from Marvel Comics and want some kind of help.
Eye Drops Help Reduce Redness
The number one solution would be to tetrahydrozoline easily or most commonly known as Clear Eyes. Just a few drop in each eye and slowly but surely your eyes are good as new. Wow. Another solution is to wear sunglasses. This might not be the most practical, but it’s the best way to hide your ruby reds Just in case you don’t have any clear eyes and you’re out in public
Take it Easy
Also, not smoking too much in a session helps. The more you smoke, the redder they get. So if you’re out of clear eyes and don’t have any sunglasses on you, just take one or two hits for minimal redness. Now that you know the science behind red eyes, what causes them and how to prevent them It’s up to you whether you want to showcase them.
Probably like the true midnight toker that you are or cover them up. Either way, you’ll be fine. Well, maybe you’ll get judged by your neighbor. But who cares? It’s just a plant. A very amazing one at that, too. And just like always, with all that being said, I hope you enjoyed today’s segment. I’m your boy, David, hitting you up from the Grassdoor headquarters saying, I’ll catch you guys later. Grassdoor… out!