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Cannabis effects: Smoking cannabis can cause distorted perceptions, impaired coordination, difficulty with thinking and problem solving, and problems with learning and memory. In some, it precipitates ongoing psychosis. In chronic users the adverse impact on learning and memory can last for days or weeks after the acute effects of the drug wear off. Everyday users could be functioning sub-optimally all the time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: There is no current evidence to support the use of cannabis as an antispasmodic. However, there is very little research to support it's use for any conditions except to increase appetite and glaucoma. It me be helpful for other conditions, but hasn't been proven yet. Mild evidence for chronic pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The danger is smokin: Cannabis has been used to reduce nausea & vomiting in chemo & people w/AIDS & to treat pain & muscle spasm;its use for other medical causes has been studied but there is insufficient data for conclusions about safety & efficacy.Short-term use increases minor adverse effects (ie altered cognition for hrs),but doesn't appear to increase major adverse effects(ie cancer).Long-term effects aren't known ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Calgarycmmc.com/athe: Answer is no but...Smoking marijuana can speed up the pulse and raise blood pressure (followed by a sudden fall upon standing or walking), roth notes. "these effects lower the exercise threshold for chest pain [angina], and are an independent risk factor for heart attack and stroke, " he writes. Inhaling marijuana smoke can also impair oxygen delivery . Prague med rep 2009; 110(1):5-12. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
LOL: Marijuana is illegal in the us. Certain states have approved its use for medicinal purposes. Most"medical marijuana" users do not have a legitimate reason for use. The california experience demonstrated the average age of these folks was 20 yo. Mj is also dangerous as it can increase the risk of schizophrenia, decreases productivity & learning, and is implicated in crime & motor vehicle accidents. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different states have different laws. Under federal law, it is illegal.
Weed is a psychoactive drug and will mess with your brain, legal or not.
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.
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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
Probably not: Smoking cannabis can make a lot of other things about you worse -- like your coordination, perceptions, thinking & problem solving, learning, memory, fertility, immune system activity, etc. But it will probably not make costochondritis worse. It may make you less aware of it, but it will also not heal it. ...Read more
Comments: It appears that you are taking appropriate medications for your inflammatory muscle disease. Medical marijuana might relax you or even distract you, but would have NO appreciable therapeutic effect otherwise on your muscle disease. Would contact your treating doctor directly prior to engaging in cannabis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer