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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

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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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Can you get addicted to cannabis?

Yes: Aside from reading the posts on this very webapp, you can see that the addiction to cannabis can be quite troubling. ...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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I think I am addicted to cannabis?

Probably: If you think you are, you probably are. Cannabis can be very addictive. Fortunately, there is no physical addiction and no withdrawal symptoms when you stop. More importantly, the first and most important step in stopping any addiction is to recognize you have a problem and you have already taken that step. ...Read more

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