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Different Types Of Marijuana
400: 400 chemicals in marijuana, only 80 (2009)of them are unique to the cannabis plant -- cannabinoids. Others:nitrogenous compounds (27 known), Amino Acids (18), proteins (3), glycoproteins (6), enzymes (2), sugars and related compounds (34), nitrogenous compounds (27 known), Amino Acids (18), proteins (3), glycoproteins (6), , enzymes (2), sugars (34), hydrocarbons (50), hydrocarbons (50), etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you experience the "getting high" feeling after performing oral sex on someone who just smoked marijuana even though you don't do any type of drug?
Getting high: Not everyone has to get high from marijuana alone. Sometimes sexual behavior can have an addictive quality to it, evoking a "high" when you engage in it. It's unlikely to be getting high from your partner's marijuana if you're not smoking it personally. If you're breathing it in in close quarters while they're smoking it, you might get some second-hand. ...Read more
How much impact would secondhand marijuana smoke have on small children? Any different from cigarette smoke?
Lots: Secondhand mj smoke implies that an adult is smoking in the same area as a child. Besides the obvious impact of smoke inhalation, there is the facet of tacit acceptance of illegal activities to an impressionable child. The biggest impact then would be abuse of the child. Look at it this way, would you shoot up heroin in front of a child? ...Read more
Can someone please explain to me the LONG term effects of habitual marijuana use ? It's been 5 years and things are different for me .
There are many: Chronic and particularly heavy marijuana use has been shown, in adolescents and young adults, to reduce intelligence, learning ability and ability to remember what you have learned. It can reduce motivation, and it can exacerbate other underlying psychological problems, like social anxiety and panic disorder. Please get help - there is lots available. Start with your primary care for referral. ...Read more
Where do I obtain medical marijuana? Is marijuana something i will be able to get through my pharmacist, or is it dispensed differently?
Does mixing two types of urine affect a drug test? My son haven't smoked in 3 months but he wasnt sure so he used his friends urine...When he put the urine in the test cup it wasnt enough..So he used some of his own....If he is clean and no marijuana come
Your son has a: Bigger problem, and if you are aware of this and not talking to him about personal honesty and dishonesty, and the difference, you are enabling him in making bad choices. Depending on what the urine test is for, if he is found out (there are a number of tests done on urine that can detect adulteration or someone elses pee) there can be serious legal consequences beyond not getting a job. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Indirectly: Cannabinoids in marijuana have been shown to modulate inflammation. In a large population study mj users had a lower incidence of diabetes2 than nonusers. The researchers are still studying this effect to see if it may provide help for people with dm2. For now it's best not to use mj for dm2 until more research is completed. See bmj open 2012;2:e000494 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2011-000494. ...Read more
Not quite: There are animal studies looking at some of the many compounds produced by cannabis plants (cannabinoids), and whether these can inhibit growth of certain tumors. This differs greatly from smoking the dried plant, for a psychoactive effect. In fact some human studies indicate that smoking marijuana may be carcinogenic. http://tinyurl.com/nxsmkhz so to say mj "prevents" cancer is incorrect. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
30 days: If you haven't smoked, or consumed extracted THC in a period of a month, your urinalysis will come back clean. If you are caught in a position where you have to do a urinalysis in less then 30 days, there are suppliments,such as "test clean" that can mask THC in your urine. Last option would be to get a Rx. for Marinol from your physican, which can be prescribed off label for pain management. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been marijuana free for 27 days. Done smoking for ever. How long until I can pass any type of drug screen with no worries?
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