Sore Throat From Smoking Weed? We Found The Solution

By Terry Hacienda, The Fresh Toast on

Published in Cannabis Daily

A few solutions that can soothe your sore throat and other symptoms the next time you smoke that unique strain.

Toking can be really frustrating and dissatisfying when it produces irritating symptoms in a user’s throat. These symptoms include a continuous cough, a raspy voice, as well as a painful and dry sore throat.

The appearance of these irritations may vary depending on the type of cannabis smoked or the user’s tolerance to the common irritant in this situation: smoke.

The enjoyment of several weed smokers has been cut short due to the painful sore throat developed almost immediately after smoking one or two sticks. It not only affects recreational cannabis smokers, it also affects medical patients using marijuana to relieve the symptoms of their ailments. In fact some users have had to quit the use of medicinal cannabis due to the sore throat developed. What the majority of users don’t know is that there are other ways you can try to soothe your sore throat and still be chanced to smoke some more. Why Cannabis Users Develop A Sore Throat After Smoking When a person smokes, it results in a dry mouth and throat. This is because toxic chemicals are inhaled along with the tar present in the hot and dry air. These particles can irritate the throat. Research carried out by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH) has made it known that the smoke inhaled when smoking cannabis comprises ‘carcinogenic combustion products’. This is enough reason for users to develop sore throats.

While the user can continue smoking when the throat is sore and irritated, it is not advisable, unless he/she attends to the irritation.

If you’re a new user or you just recently developed the irritation to a new strain and you’re feeling helpless, don’t fret. To help with this, I have curated a few solutions that can soothe your sore throat and other symptoms the next time you smoke that unique strain. Solutions To Help With Sore Throat After SmokingStay hydrated Smoking dehydrates the throat and mouth—that is, it draws and dries out the moisture that is needed by these tissues.


The intake of at least the recommended daily amount of H2O  is necessary for regular smokers. Although, they need almost 50% added to the recommended amount.

Smoking for hours on end without drinking water or any other hydrating liquid can be detrimental. The healthy lining of the throat gets stripped off when there is no moisture available, hence, the painful soreness felt in the throat as well as the raspy voice that’s developed.

Stay hydrated with water regardless of the amount of smoking you plan on doing.

Before smoking—drink water,


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