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People with m/s smoke cannabis why? How does that help?

People with m/s smoke cannabis why? How does that help?

Pain relief: Only in certain cases of ms when there is spinal cord disease, pain and spasticity and cramp mostly in the lower extremities, cannabis may help in symptomatic relief. ...Read more

Marijuana (Definition)

Marijuana refers to the various preparations of the Cannabis plant into the psychoactive drug for recreational use ...Read more


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How harmful is cannabis?

How harmful is cannabis?

Not as bad: There are carinogens in smoking joints or blunts, anything wrapped in paper. There are memory and cognitive defects, especially seen in the adolescent population. It can cause dehydration and symptoms like dry mouth and dry eyes. It can increase your appetite and can cause you to sleep (drowsiness). THC heavy strains like sativas can be associated with paranoia and anxiety. ...Read more

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Why do people use cannabis?

Why do people use cannabis?

Multiple reasons: There are as many reasons for using cannabis as people, so you'd need to ask each for his/hers. Some include experimentation in order to personally experience the kind of "high" they've heard others describe. It may or may not match these stories. Some desire escape from reality or boredom; others may feel it can enhance sexual experiences. Some have also told me they want to "get messed up.". ...Read more

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Is cannabis a dangerous drug?

Is cannabis a dangerous drug?

Yes: Please don't believe the hype of cannabis being "safe". There are serious side-effects associated with use and overuse of the drug. ...Read more

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Is cannabis harmful if eaten?

Is cannabis harmful if eaten?

Possibly: When cannabis is ingested, it has to go thru the stomach and the many chemicals it contains must then be broken down by the liver. The fact is, the effects of this are largely unknown and may not be very good for you. Also, the psychoactive effects may be prolonged and unpredictable compared with smoking cannabis, which could result in some unforeseen impairment. Good question. ...Read more

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Can cannabis make u creative?

No.: Whatever creativity you have is already there without pharmacology. Cannabis may interfere with the motivation to use that creativity. ...Read more

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What can you do to quit cannabis?

Seek help: Find a substance abuse counselor or addiction psychiatrist. Enrolling in a partial hospitalization program or intensive out patient program (iop) would be preferable. If there are other substances involved, like cocaine, opioid meds. "benzos" like xanax (alprazolam) or alcohol consider a residential treatment facility. Find a treatment program and stick with it for as long as advised. ...Read more

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Is cannabis not physically addicive?

Is cannabis not physically addicive?

It is: It is absolutely, positively physically addictive even if the intensity of the withdrawal is less than other substances. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about cannabis?

Cannabis -: Not sure what you want to know exactly. In general risks outweigh benefits (which are for very specific conditions). It causes Amotivation syndrome, cognitive impairment in the long run, and can present as depression, mania, and or psychosis in the short term ...Read more

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Who is eligible for a cannabis card?

Who is eligible for a cannabis card?

Patients w/ Chronic: Disease. Each state that has medical marijuana laws have different medical conditions that qualify them for obtain cannabis as treatment. You will need to check with the department of health for the state that you live in. ...Read more

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Does cannabis increase your appetite?

For some, yes: Munchies, being horny, being paranoid, being relaxed, seeing colors more vividly are all cannabis high effects. ...Read more

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How can cannabis effect mental health?

Maybe disastrously: It can be disastrous! Thc can have some very upsetting side effects (especially if you already have psychiatric problems) and it could cause some people to feel anxious or to panic. Some people may feel paranoid or even lose touch with reality. Concentrations of thc vary depending on what part of the plant is used and you never know if thc has been mixed with another chemical. ...Read more

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Is weed bad for health or the cannabis?

Is weed bad for health or the cannabis?

Both bad: All products of the cannabis plant are mind altering drugs and are bad for you.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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How do you quit cannabis once and for all?

Marijuana Anonymous: You need conviction. Try this site: https://www.Marijuana-anonymous. Org/ to find 12 step meetings in your area. Marijuana anonymous is free, confidential & supportive. Working with an addiction medicine specialist would also be beneficial. Take care. ...Read more

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How does medical cannabis impact our health?

How does medical cannabis impact our health?

Pot?: Pot use does harm to the brain & body. Refer to the diagram for details. ...Read more

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What purposes are medicinal cannabis used for?

A few: There are a few studies that are ongoing, but the evidence for most of what you hear about cannabis is lacking. ...Read more

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What is medically defined as 'heavy' cannabis use?

What is medically defined as 'heavy' cannabis use?

No Set Guidelines: Heavy use is not well defined because the method of use factors into use. Edibles have higher doses, then smoking. Currently concentrates present with the highest doses. If you want a general ballpark, anything over 5 times per day can be considered heavy. ...Read more

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Why is cannabis illegal? Is it really bad for you?

Not good: Canabis long term use is associated with a several fold increase in the likelihood of developing a Psychotic process the worst of which is schizophrenia. it is also associated with the so called " Amotivational syndrome" where the person's motivation and ambition gradually dwindles down. .. avoid it, be healthy ...Read more