Cannabis-induced acute pancreatitis

Med Glas (Zenica). 2013 Aug;10(2):405-7.


Acute pancreatitis is a common disease. Despite the frequent use of cannabis worldwide, only six reports have described cases of acute pancreatitis secondary to the use of tetrahydrocannabinoid (THC). Here we describe two cases of THC-induced pancreatitis. The first case occurred in a 38-year-old man with multiple admissions for THC-induced pancreatitis; the second case involved a 22-year-old man with no previous medical history. In both cases, other possible causes of acute pancreatitis were ruled out.

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease*
  • Cannabis*
  • Hospitalization
  • Humans
  • Pancreatitis