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Does Smoking Weed Slow Down The Development Of A Teens Frontal Cortex
More than 46 million, nearly 21% of adults in the United States, smoke, according to a 2010 report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Smoking rates remained constant from 2005 - 2009. Smoking kills more than 5 million people a year worldwide, accounting for 1 out of ...Read more
Terrible pain starts from the brain stem towards the frontal cortex,left side goes numb including the left side of the face. What may be causing this?
Probably not.: I have not seen any data that this is the case. ...Read more
Not known; unlikely: It is not known/studied about, but i don't believe marijuana use causes any growth problem--possible if woman who is pregnant and smokes her child may be small. But, it causes many other problems, often psychiatric/mental symptoms and some physical symptoms such as dizziness, incoordination, diahrea, sweating etc...The worse is trouble with the law! still illegal to use/carry/sell. So, be good! ...Read more
I quit smoking weed a few months ago and will have a hair drug test in about six months. Will i need to cut my hair shorter to insure negative result?
Just not worth risk: Secret: dealers lace weed w/ other drugs to get you hooked fast & hard. When I was in the ER, Philly had the deadliest weed in the country because it was always laced w/ high levels of fentanyl so people were OD'ing on opiates, not THC. I had another unfortunate patient who had the *worst* trip of her life because hers was laced w/ LSD. Here's the deal: real friends don't give/distribute drugs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The risks: are decrease in IQ and neuropsych testing decreased grey matter in the prefrontal cortex of the brain which are non-reversable, possible cardiac toxicity, and addiction. There are no actual benefits of smoking marijuana it only use is to "get high" there are other forms of thc containing medicines that are useful such as eye drops, and marinol for nausea and appetite stimulation. ...Read more
Possibly: Smoking marijuana decreases focus and concentration, and effects short term memory. This means that it might be more difficult to understand what you are studying; and even if you do understand it, it might be harder for you to remember what you have learned. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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