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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Memory Loss (Definition)

There can be short term memory loss such as "where did I put my keys?" or long term memory loss such as "where did I live as a child?" There also can be catastrophic memory loss such ...Read more


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My friend has a medical marijuana license + eats "edibles" every now + then. I read that THC is harmful. Could it cause him irreversible memory loss?

My friend has a medical marijuana license + eats "edibles" every now + then. I read that THC is harmful. Could it cause him irreversible memory loss?

Only if a teenager: Marijuana has 2 main active agents, thc ; cbd. It is proven to reduce inflammation, help muscle spasms ; nausea ; can modulate immune function- see http://bit.Ly/1bypqfd heavy use by those 17 ; under can cause long-term memory issues. It does not seem to cause long-term cognitive impairment in adults: http://ti.Me/1cddscc cbd counteracts the memory issues related to thc: http://bit.Ly/1d0kkdi. ...Read more

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Suffering from memory loss poss related to depression, anxiety (stemming from marijuana use) and disruptive sleep. Remeron (mirtazapine) effective, is their better?

Suffering from memory loss poss related to depression, anxiety (stemming from marijuana use) and disruptive sleep. Remeron (mirtazapine) effective, is their better?

No: The best medication is the one that works for you. There are other medications that would have a similar effect. If Remeron (mirtazapine) is working well and you are not having adverse side effects, stick with it. ...Read more

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Does marijuana make anterograde amnesia worse? I have not been smoking..

Does marijuana make anterograde amnesia worse? I have not been smoking..

Right type may help!: Marijuana is a complex herb with many components but a major component, cbd, has been shown to stimulate regeneration of neurons. More research is needed but there's evidence it can help alzheimer's ; other neurodegenerative diseases ;thus might help amnesia as well; i'd only use high-cbd strains. See http://www.Projectcbd.Org/conditions/alzheimers-2/ http://bit.Ly/ ; http://bit.Ly/1bypqfd. ...Read more

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I recently have Lyme disease, affected cerebellum, pots, anterograde amnesia. I've not smoked marijuana anymore because it makes symptoms worse. Why?

I recently have Lyme disease, affected cerebellum, pots, anterograde amnesia. I've not smoked marijuana anymore because it makes symptoms worse. Why?

It depends on...: Marijuana often makes people dazed ; confused ; can reduce short-term memory, but it does not affect everyone this way- it depends on the strain ; how you metabolize it. Lyme can interfere with how your liver processes it, plus your brain is affected by microbial toxins. You may tolerate ; benefit from high-cbd strains as well as juicing fresh leaves (these have no thc). See http://bit.Ly/1fm38nd. ...Read more

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I think I smoked too much marijuana and now apparently my memory kind of sucks, it there a way to fix it?

I think I smoked too much marijuana and now apparently my memory kind of sucks, it there a way to fix it?

Pot: After you have been abstinent and in treatment, ask your physician to refer to neuropsychiatric assessment to pinpoint extent of memory loss and cognitive functions, and give idea re. Prognosis. ...Read more

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What does smoking marijuana do to memory?

What does smoking marijuana do to memory?

Depends: Most studies show that cannabis use can have negative effects on cognition, including memory, if it is used by teenagers and young adults and if it is used a lot. However these effects are not present if marijuana is used occasionally and if it is started in adulthood. ...Read more

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Is marijuana harmful or healthy? Does it effect memory ? Does it causes impotency ? How it can be taken for a good and healthy living?

Is marijuana harmful or healthy?
Does it effect memory ?
Does it causes impotency ?
How it can be taken for a good and healthy living?

Depends: This depends on why you are taking it and how you are using it. There are some benefits for cancer pain, other medicinal uses. However, for most of us it is not a good idea. Yes, it can affect your memory. Yes it can cause impotency. Marijuana is not a component of a "good and healthy life" whatsoever. Other psychiatric effects are noted here http://bjp.rcpsych.org/content/178/2/116 ...Read more

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How does marijuana affect memory?

How does marijuana affect memory?

Very bad: Marijuana can cause symptoms similar t schizophrenia , which is the worst mh diagnoses., you should avoid it. ...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


Dr. Paul Gilson
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Amnesia (Definition)

Amnesia is forgetfulness, which can be ...Read more