According to a new medical case study, a man cut off his own penis as he suffered a psychotic episode after smoking cannabis.
The individual, 23, from Thailand, had used cannabis for two years before quitting his habit.
Three months later, he smoked two bongs (2g) of cannabis and experienced an erection two hours later, without sexual stimulation.
He reported severe, persistent sharp pain in his penis and said his glans looked distorted.
Believing he could stop the pain, he decided to trim the penile skin several times using scissors – but then wholly amputated his penis.
Two hours after, the bleeding had not stopped, and the man went to the hospital.
Doctors believed the penis was too damaged to save and removed all the dead skin and flesh.
The amputated part was contaminated with ants, while the remaining stump was 2 cm in length.
The report says, ‘After admission and cannabis discontinuation, his delusion and hallucination subsided’.
The research, published by the Journal of Medical Case Reports, said cannabis-induced psychosis was diagnosed because symptoms began after cannabis use, without evidence of other substance abuse.
Lead author Nantanan Jengsuebsant, from the Department of Emergency Medicine, noted cannabis had been widely used worldwide for medical and recreational purposes.
The man’s experience was rare, but cannabis does exhibit some effects, including psychosis.
The research team concluded: ‘Cannabis-induced psychosis is an adverse effect of cannabis, which may lead to impaired judgment unexpected self-harm.’
What do you think about this incident? I think we all know that consuming weed will not result in cutting your dick off 😀