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what are the symptoms of using marijuana?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
OMG: Mj used over many years can lead to schizophrenia or similar disorders. Acutely, it impedes judgment and common sense. It causes dysmotivation and compromised cognitive skills. It is often implicated with other drugs in serious motor vehicle accidents. The major problem is that it takes up to 4 weeks for the mj to leave your brain, so its effects can last a long time.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Many potentially: Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times & slowed problem solving.
Dr. Adam Front
Dr. Adam Front commented
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
There is now also strong research indicating that significant cognitive deficits result from starting to smoke pot as a teenager. This effect does not appear to reverse if a person stops later in life. The research was done on an entire population who were followed from before these effects over many years, so we can determine that the pot use was causing the decline rather than just being correlated with it. The study can be found online at www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1206820109
May 21, 2013

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A 40-year-old member asked:

What kinds of different chemicals are in marijuana?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 40 years experience
400: 400 chemicals in marijuana, only 80 (2009)of them are unique to the cannabis plant -- cannabinoids. Others:nitrogenous compounds (27 known), Amino Acids (18), proteins (3), glycoproteins (6), enzymes (2), sugars and related compounds (34), nitrogenous compounds (27 known), Amino Acids (18), proteins (3), glycoproteins (6), , enzymes (2), sugars (34), hydrocarbons (50), hydrocarbons (50), etc.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

Should I consult my health practitioner before using marijuana?

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Dr. Jeff Blixt
Addiction Medicine 24 years experience
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?
IL
A 21-year-old member asked:

How does marijuana effect seizures?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends: There is no evidence that marijuana increases seizures. Some small studies suggest marijuana may reduce seizures.
FL
A 18-year-old member asked:

What scientifically proven negative side affects does marijuana cause?

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Dr. Brian Witt
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Hyperemesis Syndrom: Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome. This is seen by chronic marijuana use. Characterized as recurrent "cyclic" vomiting, severe nausea, and abdominal pain.
A 20-year-old female asked:

Does marijuana harm the person using it? If it does, what are the symptoms ?

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Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry 52 years experience
Sometimes: It is more harmful for teenagers and it depends on the dosage. A small amount rarely hurts. Of course you would not drive with it.

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