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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

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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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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So if I consumed my Cannabis in a eating way it will be ok ????

So if I consumed my Cannabis in a eating way it will be ok ????

No: If you test positive, you have a better chance if you say you didn't know what you were getting into. Good luck. Drug testing, right? This is not the place to discuss the wisdom of our cannabis laws. ...Read more

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What is cannabis oil?

What is cannabis oil?

Cannabis oil: Please refer to the following article on wikipedia.Hash oil - wikipedia, the free encyclopedia en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/hash_oil hash oil (also known as dabs, shatter, or wax) is a resinous matrix of cannabinoids often obtained from the cannabis plant by solvent extraction. ...Read more

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Can cannabis oil get you high?

Can cannabis oil get you high?

Supposedly no: I suspect it can if it is not industrial hemp oil which has the psychoactive components removed. If it is home-made i would say the answer would definitely be yes. ...Read more

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Does cannabis create narcissism?

Does cannabis create narcissism?

Not really....: One can become quite self-absorbed if smoking pot becomes habitual, but "narcissism" as such (e.g., narcissistic peronality disorder" is a much more severe dysfunction of interpersonal relations than just being self-focused. ...Read more

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Cannabis mental disorder effect?

Cannabis mental disorder effect?

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 more

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Can you get addicted to cannabis?

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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I think I am addicted to cannabis?

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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Help please! is cannabis addictive?

Yes: There are those who become addicted to cannabis. I believe the incidence of those who are addicted to cannabis to be a much higher number than one would expect. Especially due to the false belief that cannabis is safe to use. ...Read more

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How can you quit cannabis addicition?

How can you quit cannabis addicition?

Treatment & MA: Some think it funny, but mj is a serious drug. The withdrawal includes weeks to months of irritability, boredom & malaise, increased anxiety, & insomnia. It takes time but recovery is worth it. Explore treatment programs & community support groups in your area (aa, lifering, sos, etc). The ma website (marijuana-anonymous.Org) points to in person, online & phone meetings. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is cannabis oil?

Can you tell me what is cannabis oil?

Cannabis oil: Please refer to the following article on wikipedia.Hash oil - wikipedia, the free encyclopedia en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/hash_oil hash oil (also known as dabs, shatter, or wax) is a resinous matrix of cannabinoids often obtained from the cannabis plant by solvent extraction. ...Read more

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How dangerous is it to smoke cannabis?

THC: While the issue of cancers is debatable - a recent study in england over a 30 year period on people who used thc on a regular basis has found that they end up with lower iq, s. So if you want to have a low iq - then smoke thc. ...Read more

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Is smoking cannabis harmful for health?

Is smoking cannabis harmful for health?

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 more

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Is it possible to be addicted to cannabis?

Is it possible to be addicted to cannabis?

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 more

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How effective is chemo compared to cannabis?

Evidence vs. NonEvid: Chemotherapy is directly treating cancer. It is the standard of care of many cancers and is justified by evidence based medicine. The reports of therapy are published and its effectiveness is shared across the medical community. Cannabis improves the quality of life for patients undergoing chemotherapy. It works in a more supportive way than direct treatment. ...Read more

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Can cannabis cure or aggravate mental illness?

Can cannabis cure or aggravate mental illness?

Cannabis: Marijuana is no cure for mental illness. It can induce paranoia and psychosis in vulnerable individuals, and can increase dissociative symptoms also. It alters consciousness and disrupts memory and focus. Its effects on cognition and initiative outlast the immediate effects of the drug. ...Read more

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