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Is marijuana good for your health?

4 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tejas Ozarkar
Dr. Tejas Ozarkaranswered
General Practice 10 years experience
Has some medical use: Though marijuana has not been shown to extend life, definitively reduce risk of diseases, or treat any pathologies, it certainly has some medical use. Marijuana reduces pain in some patients and it also helps increase appetite for patients that keep losing weight because of their disease (like cancer). Marijuana is currently being studied for many illnesses and shows some promise.
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Marijuana and health: I would take the morality out of the question or the 'good' versus 'bad' with marijuana use. Like any substance the over use of this product can lead to intoxication, addiction, and other health or mental health concerns. But, the direct effect of cannabis on the human tissue is not unhealthy in and of itself. Cannabis can be a good appetite stimulant, an anti-inflammatory, and anxiolytic.
Dr. Kamel Sadek
Dr. Kamel Sadek commented
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Also, with additional research, we may find more benefits to marijuana use. Since most users prefer the inhalation route, we still have to deal with other toxic substances found in the smoke of cannibis. Finding a pure form and dispensing it in controlled dosage can definitely change the outcome of Marijuana.
Aug 12, 2012
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 42 years experience
No.: There are no great medical benefits. Bad for the lungs too. Medical marijuana is only used for pain relief.
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Pediatrics 26 years experience
No: Smoking causes cancer. Marijuana not healthy for psych reasons also.

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