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can someone tell me if smoking cannabis just as benneficial as cannabis oil?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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"beneficial?": There is little scientific evidence that cannabis, whether in the form of oil or smoking marijuana, has "beneficial" effects on most people, any more than alcohol does. For people with wasting syndromes, cancer, aids, hepatitis and other conditions, it can help them improve appetite and gain weight, and perhaps glaucoma and nausea/vomiting from cancer treatment etc. If equally potent, equal result.

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What kinds of different chemicals are in marijuana?

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How long could cannabis be detected in the body after use?

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Should I consult my health practitioner before using marijuana?

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Definitly: Your should always consult your physician regarding the use of a powerful drug such as marijuana. Past that i dont know why you are considering using marijuana. Is it for medical or recreational use?
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Is there a link between cannabis and depression?

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Link does exist: Chronic cannabis use has been associated with depression and other mood disorders. (adverse effects of cannabis on health: an update of the literature since 1996. Kalant h. Prog neuropsychopharmacol biol psychiatry. 2004;28(5):849). Those who self-treat depressive symptoms with cannabis can end up making the mood worse.

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