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Marijuana (Overview)

Marijuana refers to the various preparations of the Cannabis plant into the psychoactive drug for recreational use or for medicinal purposes.


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How bad is marijuana?

How bad is marijuana?

Addiction= disease: Marijuana is not bad. Using marijuana may be harmful. Disease is not a moral problem. Neither the addict nor the drug is bad. ...Read more

Marijuana (Overview)

Marijuana refers to the various preparations of the Cannabis plant into the psychoactive drug for recreational use or for medicinal purposes.


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Is marijuana bad for you?

Is marijuana bad for you?

Yes: It is bad. May lead to other addictions and may also worsen other psychiatric problems. Talk to your doctor if you feel like you need something to make you feel good. ...Read more

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How dangerous is marijuana?

How dangerous is marijuana?

Somewhat to very: Marijuana is no longer the mellow 70s drug that it is frequently referenced as. Growers have bred it to be many times as potent and sellers even lace it with other chemicals (bleach, formaldehyde, cocaine) to enhance the experience. ...Read more

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What's wrong with marijuana?

What's wrong with marijuana?

Addicting : Cannabis or mariguana can be helpful in a handful of right situations however it is addicting as it's active compund reiforces the pleasure center and Dopamine surge via cannbinoid system in the brain. Regular and increased used ddoes lead to addiction and withdrawal symptoms well-defined now. It has been associated with testicular cancer, loss of cognitive ability in adolescents for starters. ...Read more

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How marijuana effects people?

How marijuana effects people?

Many complex effects: Marijuana has a wide range of effects ; this varies from person to person. There are also many strains, some more stimulating ; some more sedating. It can be calming, ease muscle tension, stimulate appetite, relieve nausea ; aid sleep but may impair memory ; concentration. Marijuana contains over 100 different medically active compounds ; we are still learning what they do. See http://bit. Ly/1bypqfd. ...Read more

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Effect of marijuana on pac's?

Unclear question: What is pac's?
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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Can you overdose on marijuana?

Can you overdose on marijuana?

Not fatally: I have never seen a report of an overdose of marijuana causing death directly-- although many fatal car accidents are caused by marijuana. 'Overdose'-- taking in a higher amount than planned-- can have other effects, like paranoia, sleepiness, impaired judgment. But the effects go away when the thc wears off-- as long as nothing permanent happens from being impaired i.e. Fights or accidents. ...Read more

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Why is marijuana still illegal?

Federal Law: Laws regulating cannabis and other drugs date back to the late 1800s and early 1900s. Although many states have passed laws that attempt to eliminate criminal penalties for marijuana use, current federal law, the controlled substances act of 1970, still classifies cannabis as a schedule one drug. ...Read more

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Is that legal marijuana harmful?

Is that legal marijuana harmful?

Yes: It is not really different from any other marijuana. Alcohol and cigatettes are legal and cause horrible health problems. Whatever views you may have on drug policy, it has negative effects when abused, just like anything you may put in your body. ...Read more

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Can we be honest about marijuana?

Can we be honest about marijuana?

I hope so: I'm not sure what you are asking. I would hope you could be honest with your doctor about marijuana use. Doctors cannot figure out what is going on with their patients if patients don't tell them everything. ...Read more

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Is marijuana good for your health?

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. ...Read more

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What are the effects of marijuana?

What are the effects of marijuana?

Many bad ones: Mj impacts the efficiency of cognitive neurons in the frontal lobes taking away logic and judgment. This occurs during acute intoxication and chronically. If you haven't used this dangerous drug, then don't start. Mj use has been connected to increased risk for schizophrenia in many studies. Hanging out with friends who use is a mistake. ...Read more

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Does marijuana help wounds to heal?

Does marijuana help wounds to heal?

NO: Many that advocate for either the medicinal or recreational use of marijuana tend to ascribe all sorts of beneficial effects, much like snake oil salesmen from earlier (and modern) days. The simple fact that marijuana has the best safety profile of any potential substance of abuse is probably reason enough to relax regulations in a society that continues to condone cigarettes and alcohol. ...Read more

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Why does marijuana get me aroused?

It's complicated: The chemistry may be complex, but the short answer is: mj is a drug. Drugs can do many things to the mind, so it isn't at all strange that hypersexuality is one of those effects. ...Read more

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In which states is marijuana legal?

None: Marijuana is not legal in the us unless used for medical purposes only. There are 17 states that allow medicinal marijuana. The list is on the web, just google it. ...Read more

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What are the dangers with marijuana?

What are the dangers with marijuana?

Many, such as...: A person can become dependent on marijuana. Drug dependence is the body's physical need, or addiction, to a particular substance, in order for the person to feel like he is functioning normally. Over time, drug dependence leads to physical harm in the user's brain and body, to behavior problems, and to association with people who also abuse drugs and commit crimes to obtain drugs. ...Read more

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What's the significance of marijuana?

What's the significance of marijuana?

Using it, right?: Mj has been linked to a 3-fold increase in schizophrenia. It's use has been linked to decreased brain function, & linked to shrinkage of the thalamus, an important brain structure that controls or modulates neural activity. All in all, a wolf in sheep's clothing. In many cases it is definitely a gateway drug introducing acceptance to other drug experimentation & possibly addictions. It's illegal. ...Read more

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How can I clean my body of marijuana?

How can I clean my body of marijuana?

Cannabis Detox: To rid your body of Cannabis, do not smoke anymore. It can take up to one month for the THC levels in your system to no longer register on a urine drug screen. THC is stored in the body's fat cells and can take up to six months to be completely gone from your system. That's how you do it, one day at a time. Good luck. ...Read more

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How bad is marijuana for your health?

Cannabis: Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic, delusions, paranoia, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times ; slowed problem solving. ...Read more

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Can you overdose on marijuana and die?

Herbal overdose?????: To my knowledge, and I am a marijuana prescribing physician in the state of hawaii, no one in history has ever overdosed, of died from the use of marijuana. Cannibus it is now legal in I believe 18 states nationally for medical conditions that vary state to state. Dispite its "black history" many patients nationally have found it helpful. We need to curb the opoid consumption in this country,. ...Read more

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How do I get marijuana out of my system?

Don't use it: There is no way to 'flush' it from your system. Attempts to do so through dilution will be picked up testing (which is quite sophisticated). ...Read more

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How long does a marijuana high last for?

1 to 3 hours: Marijuana's effects usually last from one to three hours. However, sometimes there can be side effects which do not resolve. ...Read more

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How long do marijuana withdrawls last i?

A long time: One hit of pot lasts up to 6 weeks in the blood at significant levels. Marijuana is fat soluble and sticks around in the fats cells and fatty tissues like the brain as well as the liver for many weeks if not years. August 2013 american journal of psychiatry has a lead article on the use of n-acetyl-cysteine in marijuana withdrawal. Nac may be helpful. It also helps bipolar depresssion. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of using marijuana?

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. ...Read more

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How long could marijuana be in my system?

How long could marijuana be in my system?

LONG!: Marijuana is fat soluble so it can be detected in your system for up to 4-6weeks depending on your metabolism. So very important to avoid if you have to take a drug test! also, can be detected in your hair for a real long time! ...Read more

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Tell me effects of marijuana on the body?

Tell me effects of marijuana on the body?

Many effects: Marijuana distorts perceptions, impairs coordination, thinking, problem solving, learning, and memory. Can trigger acute psychotic reaction along with onset or relapse of schizophrenia in vulnerable individuals. Increases heart rate a lot; one source showed smokers almost 5 times as likely to have heart attack in 1st hour. Mj irritates lungs & has more carcinogens than regular cigarettes. & more. ...Read more

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How long for marijuana to leave the body?

Long time: A study on prisoners that checked the blood levels until they were clear showed that infrequent users, the time from the last reported drug use until the last positive specimen was five to 12 days. Frequent users took 22 to 27 days to clear their systems. ...Read more

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Why do people judge marijuana as a toxin?

Why do people judge marijuana as a toxin?

Because it's a toxin: The myth that marijuana isn't a neurotoxin just won't seem to go away. Marijuana is a toxin. The evidence of its toxic effects is overwhelming. There are dozens of well performed research studies showing adverse effects of marijuana. By the way, it's not only toxic to the users themselves, but marijuana use can also harm the brain of the users' children. I wish you the best. ...Read more

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What are ways to detoxify from marijuana?

Time: Marijuana "withdrawal" with sleep problems, anxiety and irritability occurs but in the vast majority of cases, the only thing that is needed is time and abstinence, and these symptoms will pass within days to weeks. It depends on how the person smokes — how often, for how long, how deeply they inhale, and the quality of the marijuana. Good nutrition, adequate vitamins are all that are needed. ...Read more

Ganja (Definition)

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