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It can be: First, you know that it's illegal and a person can get themselves into some trouble. Next, it can cause some lung problems as well as irritate the throat. Finally, there may be some effects which are not well understood. Being unregulated, the many different chemicals in cannabis may be have properties which could do some harm to the brain and has been known to contribute to a psychoses. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Absolutely: A person can become "addicted" to many different things. Gambling, sex, food, drugs and alcohol, are some of the main ones. If a person engages in a behavior which they know could potentially lead to dire consequences and the person continues to engage in the behavior, some experts call such a thing an addiction. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Negative effects: Pot, especially if used chronically, generally causes decreased focus and performance -- and especially decreased motivation. As to comparing it to other drugs... It depends on dosing, as well as what the other drugs are. There are street drugs that are worse, and there are some that may have little if any adverse effect on work and concentration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can be: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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