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Effects Of Long Term Use Of Marijuana
What are the scientifically proven adverse health effects of long-term marijuana use? (assume method of ingestion is not smoking)
Complicated: Marijuana is a very complex drug that has many active metabolites and complex interactions with your nervous system, so its hard to say definitively. There is strong evidence that it interferes with learning and that it makes mental illness worse if you have any predisposition. There are many studies witch suggests other problems but we are still studying this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: Long term mj use can lead to schizophrenia in susceptible individuals. Diminished iq has been documented in long term studies of mj users. Disruption of pituitary function has been discussed. Fetal damage and increased rates of prematurity are documented. Long term inhalation of any burned substance increases emphysema and lung cancer risk. Short term isn't any better either. Best to stop using. ...Read more
No: Since tobacco smokers smoke a lot more than marijuana smokers do, the damage you do to your lungs is greater with tobacco smoking. Also, cigarette smoking has been associated with increased risk of many diseases such as heart attack, stroke, and emphysema, which have not been associated with marijuana use. The concern about long-term marijuana use is mostly about mental health or turning stupid. ...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
What is the short and long term effects of marijuana use I'm not looking for a personal opinion on the morals of the use just medical facts. The good?
Lots of info: You can find lots of info online. Hopefully, you can evaluate the quality of the writing, and references are a good sign of quality. From what I know - it is very helpful for a long list of medical conditions. All types can be. Some types have no 'high' at all - just the other benefits. Texas is not a good place to try it. There are more and more, so it may get there some day. ...Read more
I have a 7 month old son. We live in a house where they smoke marijuana. What effects does it have for short and long-term?
Not good: Cannabis is one of those drugs that produce problems for babies however they are exposed.It can produce sedation, weakness & poor feeding.Exposed infants are at higher risk of crib death.Their frequency of upper respiratory tract and ear infections doubles. Long term head growth in baby is impaired but the effect on development is unknown. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does Medical Marijuana have any effect on your liver or pancreas? Are there any serious long term effects or is smoking it ok?
So far, so good: The decades that good research might have been done to answer your questions are gone - time was lost - but now it will begin to be carefully studied. What we know so far looks very good and very safe. Alternative methods to smoking are available for it in places where it is legal. It is NOT the same as recreational pot. If you're lucky to be in a place id OK - talk w/ your provider. Best! ...Read more
Marijuana was laced with pcp, k2 or speed a few weeks ago&I have been feeling like my brain is "slower". are these long term effects? Will it go away?
You are getting dbl: whammy doing tainted Marijuana with PCP, KC, etc. The effects of PCP may end up not being reversible. So, seek counseling to get off recreational drugs before the mental effects are permanent. Have a blood screen done to see what is actually in you, or still in you. MJ by itself can slow down your thinking. Not a healthy habit to start. Get help now. ...Read more
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