A ‘whitey’ is a slang or colloquial term used to describe an adverse effect to cannabis where users may feel faint, dizzy or sick and appear pale. This is not a medical emergency but can be unpleasant to experience.

If too much cannabis is consumed rapidly, it can cause users to appear pale, feel faint, dizzy or nauseous– this is colloquially known as a ‘whitey’. ‘Pulling a whitey’ or having a ‘green out’ is an adverse drug reaction that is believed to be caused due to a fast drop in blood pressure after a high amount of cannabis is consumed very quickly. This is why it is important to use medical cannabis as prescribed by your clinician and keep a good record of any side effects to avoid having an experience like this. 

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