weed turns my poop green

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Surbo asks:

Whenever I smoke marijuanak, my poop turns different colors of green, depending on the potency of the bud. But when ever I'm not smoking marijuana, it's brown (its regular color). Why is that?

Dear Surbo,

I would think it probably has more to do with what you are munching on while you are smoking, than the actual smoke itself, but I could be wrong.

Send some to Poonurse, c/o Poopreport.com and I will start some scientific experiments.

Thanks for asking Poonurse!


Please be advised that I am only a Poonurse. I am NOT a medical doctor. Any advice I give should be taken moderate skepticism. Please consult a REAL medical doctor if you feel you have a serious medical condition.

-- Poonurse

Poonurse is an RN with 25 years experience in labor and delivery. Her qualifications include seeing a lot of poop, and owning a computer. Also, she works in Michigan, which she calls the asshole of the universe, so that's another bit of credibility.

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105 Comments on "weed turns my poop green"

Stick's picture

Black licorice turns my turds green!

The Shit Volcano's picture
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Black licorice sucks!

I found Jesus! He was behind the sofa the whole time!

The Shit Volcano's picture
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I like red licorice!

I found Jesus! He was behind the sofa the whole time!

HaMMeR's picture

I agree...black licorice does turn poop green...I can't seem to ever keep ahold of the package that they come on to check the ingredients though...oh well. ~HaMMeR

Andy's picture

Surbo, the exact same thing happens to me too! But I have to smoke a large amount of weed in a short period of time for it to happen. It's a really odd phenomenon.

zeph's picture

I once ate blue candy floss - my poo went very blue for several days, I thought I was dying til I realised what it was!! Very weird experience.

Edradio's picture

I ate the black licorice ice cream from a Cold Stone Creamery and bright green was my poop! I am so glad to find this site!

Glenn's picture
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I was recovering from a sour stomach and had a big bowl of black licorice ice cream from a Cold Stone Creamery, which tasted and felt really good. But the next day my stool was a frightening bright lime green color. I didn't know if it was from sour stomach or a worse condition. I am very glad to find this site which links the condition to the ice cream. I suspect that a lot of food coloring is used to acheive the dark purple-black color of the ice cream, and that is the cause of this condition. It is a scary surprise, believe me.

matthew's picture

man. i thought i was dying too. a friend of mine said that he thought green poop meant some type of infection. but then i started thinking about what i've eaten. and i ate about a 1/2 pound of black licorice. then i ate some more the next day. haha, freakin' wierd man.

The Shit Volcano's picture
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Please don't smoke pot. I am so tired of having to deal with people who have turned into idiots because of the stuff.

I found Jesus! He was behind the sofa the whole time!

rose's picture

been smokin potitto for a while and i have never had a case of the green shits!!

Billy bob shits's picture

I have green shits and i didn't have black licorice. What the hell i just somoked some oil. so weed can be counted out.

Anonymous Coward's picture

my question is that just because your poop is green, does that mean you are in danger? or when you take a new vitamin your pee or poop changes color, is that bad? what are the possible health risks? or like someone said about what your eating-does that change your poop, i know that is a yes for a fact. not enough solid foods, meats exc...

poop makes the world go round's picture

FruitLoops make my poop either green or blue, sometimes too much chocolate will make it green

The Dumpster's picture
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1. Nothing in the comments is nearly as funny as Poonurse's original response! Poor Poonurse! She has to join Judge Crater as one of the "two most missing persons" in America.

2. The only kind of "pot" Dumpster is expert about is the kind you sit on, not the kind you smoke, but seems like I remember from somewhere that "Black Licorice" is a particular kind of marijuana. If that is true (and somebody please verify this), then this thread has become very hilariously derailed!

sorceressT's picture

Um...yeah, I pooped green and i cant figure out what it was that turned it that color... I havnt been eating anything that would have that much die in it to turn my poop green...but i have been smoking weed alot so maybe weed can turn your poop green?? or maybe theres just something really wrong with me... who knows!?

Save M3 Jebus!!!'s picture

HAHAHA!!! Well, I'm stoned right now. AND I found this site because my poo was green, I was a little worried. Now I feel much better about the situation. neat-o

GottaGoGirl's picture
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Drunks make phone calls; I know that. But I didn't know stoned people could type.

Eric R's picture

Thank god i found this site too i just took a crap and my shit was green bright green, im like wtf? And yesterday I smoked pot. The only thing I ate yesterday was chinese pot stickers when I had the munchies. And Wait, for lunch today I had them also! I guess its the food coloring or some chemical thats doing it!

Poop de Pot es Green's picture

I pooped the poop and it was green! Must be da weed. And yes, sToNeD pEoPlE cAn TyPE

Anonymous Coward's picture

my poop is green too...and i havent been eating black licorice...but i have been smoking sum ganja..everyday...and i do eat alot of healthy stuff..but my stomach does hurt at night but to get rid of the pain just tske a couple of *puffs* ohhhhh what can i do to have my poo the brown color...hahah >_<

Alley Rotten's picture

this makes me feel better...i smoked a shit load of weed yesterday and today...i just took a shit and it was as green as st.patricks day!

Anonymous Coward's picture

haha my poop is green all the time and i'm a cronic stoner so there you go

Anonymous Coward's picture

so is having leprachaun shit bad for you ?? and does weed really have anyting to do with it/ ive been smoking for 3+ years and only these last two days has my shit been that grayn grayn. so what the fuck is up?

Critty's picture

Guys my partner and i smoke ALOT of weed and it has never caused our poo to go green. I agree with the nurse you should check out what you're munchin out on........

Anonymous Coward's picture

you dummies its because you are dehydrated

Kiki's picture

Wow so I really did think I was dying when I pooped green. But I did smoke ALOT of pot the past few days so that explains it.

Anonymous Coward's picture

for all of the idiots in this page- black licorice is a food high in iron more than normal foods. if you have green poo try looking up food you have ate in the past few days to see if has high amounts of iron, also anything with dark purple die in it also has this affect: grape koolaid,licorice, ect.

Anonymous Coward's picture

Lmao, this is the funniest thing, I smoke a lot of weed and my poop doesn't turn green from that so stop trippin and I haven't eaten licorice let alone black licorice in like 10 years so I was tripping until I read the last comment the guy said anything with purple die like grape kool-aid etc. And voila! I drink the load of grape kool aid! Its my favorite so u must be right cause my poop is very very green as of now lmao.

mykaveli's picture

Well, i'm no scientific expert but I am an expert at paying attention to my actions and the reactions caused by them...I too smoke and I don't feel its the bud that turns it green, it is more than likely a diet issue or something further.1) I found that anytime I drink milk it turns my poo green, which means that I am slightly lactose intolerent(seeing as it upsets my stomach if I drink a large amount) and it must go bad in my stomach, and milk curdles and then goes bad, and my guess is green. thus the poo. or 2) those ludes had more effects on my body than I knew. but I am more sure of the first option so there you go!

The green pooper's picture

my poop just came out green, i dont smoke weed nor do i eat licorice. Ive been takin this whey protein and i guess i ate brocolli today and bam, my pooop is green. i think i might be lactose intolerant just a little bit because my stomach grumbles and im passin gas like a mofo all of a sudden. Can you turn lactose intollerant at the age of 19? i always drink milk so i think it might be the protein

frizzz's picture

I don't smoke weed, nor do I ever eat licorice. However, my poo recently turned green FOR TWO DAYS after consuming chocolate cake that had black frosting. The food coloring in the frosting must have done something. Also - to answer "the green pooper" -- I became lactose intolerant at the age of 28. The specialist I saw said that people can develop the intolerance (lack of enzymes needed to break down lactose) at any age - and that throughout life most people become somewhat intolerant of lactose at some point. Like others have said - it was nice to find this sight because I was a little concerned when my poop was green for the 2nd day -- 2 shades of green nontheless! :)

Frizzz's picture

Thought this was some good info for this site.
The reason poop is often brown is that your red blood cells live for only three months at a time, and when they die, their hemoglobin gets broken down. Hemoglobin is made up of several protein chains attached to a porphyrin ring which contains an iron atom. When a dead red blood cell gives up its hemoglobin, the proteins and the iron get recycled. The porphyrin ring gets broken down to bilirubin, which gets picked up by your liver, converted into a green substance called biliverdin, and excreted into the bile which goes into your small intestines and eventually into your large intestines. There, most of the biliverdin is converted into a yellow substance called urobilinogen. Some of the urobilinogen gets converted into a red substance called stercobilin. So you've got a little bit of green, a lot of yellow, and a little bit of red and, if you remember color mixing from elementary school, the result is brown. If your liver is dameged or your bile duct is obstructed, the biliverdin doesn't make it into your intestines and your poop turns white or gray because it doesn't have any strong pigments.

The "lots of yellow" explains why blue food coloring, which passes through your GI tract unchanged and unabsorbed, turns your poop green rather than brown. Again, simple color mixing.

Anonymous Coward's picture

Are you sure you smoked it? If it turned your shit green you may have eaten it. In either case you were and most likely still are stoned.

AnonymousBeauty's picture

my poop was just green,like dark green,and I'm worried,I quit smoking Marijuana about a month ago,and now I'm worried.
I don't think I ate anything that would be harmful,But I have been sick lately.
My mom doesn't believe me,she thinks I just want to stay out of school.

Miss Simone Scat's picture
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I wonder what happens to poop when you take LSD?
Producing waste since 1967

Producing waste since 1967

John Jay Turd nuggets's picture

Anyone know if you have yellow green, with constipation and hemroid irritation and swelling??? if its something serious??

Anonymous Coward's picture

im really high right now i mean i smoked a shit load of weed and for the last 2 days ive been pooping green.. maybe its the weed, or it can be that i munch out on cereal and milk alot ... i mean alot..

Bilgepump's picture
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Ms Scat wrote: Miss Simone Scat (563) -- 06.14.2007

I wonder what happens to poop when you take LSD?
Producing waste since 1967
To answer, I can tell you mine came alive, sang purple notes, and blended into the walls, only to come out the mirror a short time later, grinning like a fool and offering me some Jack Daniels...

"One of the founding members of the Front Page Hyena Pack, and runs as its alpha male when the urge strikes him, which is often." Daphne (one perceptive chick)

Anonymous Coward's picture

Joking aside, this story is actually more evidence for why you shouldn't take drugs. Your bowel movements can be symptomatic of your whole body's health; green feces is, self-evidently, not natural.

Lots of people think marijuana is a "harmless" drug. It isn't. When smoked regularly over a long period, it can permanently damage your brain. It's often linked to schizophrenia and other mental illnesses, and if you have any pre-existing mental or emotional problems, it can make them worse.

And just because marijuana isn't instantly physically addictive like "hard" drugs are, doesn't mean it isn't dangerous. People get dependent on the "high" they get from marijuana, and end up as addicts, or moving on to worse drugs.

Finally, don't forget that when you buy marijuana, the quality of the product isn't controlled or policed by anyone - so you have no guarantee that it's pure marijuana. Drug dealers, by their nature as criminals, are not honest. If you don't know what you're buying, how can you feel it's safe to ingest it?

Don't take drugs. Please. Think of your future.

Miss Simone Scat's picture
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Bilgey, Thanks for the info. (Made note...JD was offered NOT koolaid.)
Producing waste since 1967

Producing waste since 1967

Anonymous Coward's picture

It's my understanding that poop is orginally green, it turns brown in the intestines. If the poop passes through the intestines to fast then it doesn't have time to turn brown. Now I know that weed causes the munchies, and I know that it causes your muscles to relax.. So when you put those three facts together, it doesn't take much to figure out why your poop is green.

Anonymous Coward's picture

I did research on this subject, I smoke, and I'm probably smarter than you (seeing as half of the comments on here are totally incorrect, especially the ones cutting marijuana down who are brainwashed fools whom have never tried marijuana yet (obviously) but are weed experts? lol, dumb fucks.)

I smoked HOME-GROWN KRIP by ME, I grew it, 100% natural (compared to cigarettes), I'm a normal dude, everyone that sees my weed goes "HOLY SHIT OMG, etc etc"... I smoke it every day for the past few weeks. I smoke about 1g every few hours, as normal. I'm not a heavy eater, so I know this wasn't food making my crap green. If I smoke A LOT before I go to bed, wake up and take a crap and the stool is usually green. I believe it might be the chlorophyll in the weed (what makes plants green) which someone else had mentioned on another site. Usually if I smoke basic weed everyone has, its compressed and dried out more (less chlorophyll, right?)... this green crap doesn't happen, and I have to smoke more of it!

With my weed which is just off the tree a week ago, still pretty green and has some weight... it turned my crap green? ...makes sense... That's my reasoning.

Supposedly, anything that turns your crap green usually isn't a health risk at all. If its black or darker than normal, there might be some bleeding internally.

I have read a ton of info from many numerous websites which have reputable writers, not brainwashed bigot morons such as this one.

You dumbasses, go smoke your "safe" cigarettes. ahahaha, clueless!

Choosie Poopertontin's picture

One huge benefit: Without marijuana or drugs, you wouldn't have any good music. All of today's "yay drink pepsi, say no to drugs" corporate musical acts suck hard. People who enjoy drugs are inherently connected to the masses, people who get home from a hard day's night and smoke a bongload, the sufferers who sell drugs as a means of getting rich like on MTV (My Sweet 16, etc.); they feel the beat on the street and known how to make music that relates to us. Whether or not all these Reagan "Dare" brainwashed peeps accept it, they can't argue with Jesus own basic teaching: Judge things by their fruits, not their branches. i.e. brainwashed "American"= war on poor/fucked up countries (who have resources), war on drugs (which makes the marijuana user a "criminal," don't get it twisted!), war on poverty/tax cuts for the rich, trickle down theories, etc. As for the "average" alienated American, who may or may not smoke pot= coolness, hip hop, rock'n'roll, art, books that don't suck, surfing, organic food, and the end of the Vietnam war. The mind is like a parachute; that is, people die if it's not open. (So, smoke some pot already!!!) Amen.

Anonymous Coward's picture

that's right, more and more people are growing their own these days, praise 215!

daphne's picture
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As far as pot smoking causing problems like schizophrenia, that and other problems associated with the drug have been found to be not as prevalent as they were once thought.

Study: Pot Doesn't Cause Permanent Brain Damage
Fri Jun 27,12:18 AM ET

By Deena Beasley

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Smoking marijuana will certainly affect perception, but it does not cause permanent brain damage, researchers from
the University of California at San Diego said on Friday in a study.

"The findings were kind of a surprise. One might have expected to see more impairment of higher mental function," said Dr. Igor Grant, a UCSD professor of psychiatry and the study's lead author. Other illegal drugs, or even alcohol, can cause brain damage.

His team analyzed data from 15 previously published, controlled studies into the impact of long-term, recreational cannabis use on the
neurocognitive ability of adults.

The studies tested the mental functions of routine pot smokers, but not while they were actually high, Grant said.

The results, published in the July issue of the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, show that marijuana has only a marginally harmful long-term effect on learning and memory.

No effect at all was seen on other functions, including reaction time, attention, language, reasoning ability, and perceptual and motor skills.

Grant said the findings are particularly significant amid questions about marijuana's long-term toxicity now that several states are considering whether to make it available as a medicinal drug.

In California, growing marijuana for medical purposes is legal under a voter-approved law.

The UCSD analysis of studies involving 704 long-term cannabis users and 484 nonusers was sponsored by a state-supported program that oversees research into the use of cannabis to treat certain diseases.

Anecdotal evidence has shown that marijuana can help ease pain in patients with diseases like multiple sclerosis or prevent severe nausea in cancer patients, but the effects have yet to be proven in controlled studies, Grant said.

The UCSD research team said the problems observed in learning and forgetting suggest that long-term marijuana use results in selective memory defects, but said the impact was of a very small magnitude.

"If we barely find this tiny effect in long-term heavy users of cannabis, then we are unlikely to see deleterious side effects in individuals who receive cannabis for a short time in a medical setting," Grant said.

In addition, he noted that heavy marijuana users often abuse other drugs, such as alcohol and amphetamines, which also might have long-term neurological effects.

Some of the research studies used in the analysis were limited by the numbers of subjects or insufficient information about factors like exposure to other drugs or whether participants suffered from conditions like depression or personality disorders.

"If it turned out that new studies find that cannabis is helpful in treating some medical conditions, this enables us to see a marginal level of safety," Grant said.

I wish my grampa would have been able to get pot when he was dying of colon Cancer. The pain and nausea he endured was unbelievable. It wasn't fair. Some doobies a day would have helped him pass on with more dignity.

.....hugging bunnies since 1969

.....hugging bunnies since 1969

MSG's picture
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I disapprove getting into a mental state of diminished perception and responsibility. I have seen students in such states, wafting into and out of focus, smiling but not in a cognitive state. I once asked a student about this state, and his only response was "Don't knock it if you haven't tried it." My response was, "I haven't tried death by atomic explosion, either, but I know enough to avoid it when possible." I did not have the presence of mind to ask if this kid did green poops. He dropped out of college within a few weeks.

Harry Anslinger's picture

Wow, how lame. I graduated college and smoked a LOT of pot, and so did many of my closest friends. You are likely the most boring person to post here yet. At least he (student) was happy growing and enjoying his harvest, while you are here, on the internet, talking about atomic explosions like they are anything close to a damn joint (and checking on your green poop! haha). That's what people on the street call CRACK. You don't have "presence of mind" and I'm not surprised to see another person who hasn't tried pot knocking it. Are you aware that pot hightens one's perception of reality, which can cause mild paranoia if too much is smoked? How do you get paranoid if you are "wafting" around smiling and "not in a cognitive state"? Yes, the herb helps you to see positive vibes, but not delusionally. Clearly the likes of Bob Marley, the founding fathers (constitution was written on hemp, and they grew it), Jazz Music, Buddah (Gautama ate cannabis seeds), and Jesus (who bathed his feet often with hemp oil) would exemplify some regular good ol' dudes who appreciated the ganja. And before anyone brings up the whole "weed is more potent now than it was," well GOOD. That means I smoke less, and my cardiovascular system will benefit.

Haha!'s picture

That guy sounds like an elementary school teacher. Yes, how do you drop out of school in elementary school? That's right, I went there.

prarie doggin's picture
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I put some of my turds and some weed in a blender a couple times and it did turn green. I had to stop though. Mrs. PD claimed the margaritas were tasting funny.

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