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Ganja Addiction Symptoms
Marijuana addiction: 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. If it is a problem for you, explore treatment programs ; community support groups in your area: ma (marijuana-anonymous. Org) aa, lifering, sos, etc. Each website points to in person, online ; phone meetings. ...Read more
Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more
LOL: Marijuana is illegal in the us. Certain states have approved its use for medicinal purposes. Most"medical marijuana" users do not have a legitimate reason for use. The california experience demonstrated the average age of these folks was 20 yo. Mj is also dangerous as it can increase the risk of schizophrenia, decreases productivity & learning, and is implicated in crime & motor vehicle accidents. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ganja, the resinous substance from the flowers and leaves from the top of marijuana plants is thought to be a more potent form of marijuana.
Marijuana causes mood disorders, it does not treat them. Stick to regular yoga.
Pot smoking is now recognized as a risk factor for developing psychosis (schizophrenia). ...Read more
Misspell effects?: One effect could be misspelling words like effects. I am not sure how seriously to take your question. Effects on what? Marijuana has a wide range of effects & this varies from person to person. There are also many strains of ganga, some more stimulating & some more sedating. It can be calming, ease muscle tension, stimulate appetite, relieve nausea & aid sleep but can impair memory & concentration. ...Read more
Meditation, herbs: People can become emotionally dependent on marijuana and often use it to calm anxiety. Finding other ways to calm yourself can help. I advise regular meditation, exercise, magnesium, b vitamins, herbs like tulsi (holy basil) & ashwagandha & Amino Acids 5-htp and l-theanine. Emotional freedom technique can help too- see eftuniverse. Com. Some find help with support groups like marijuana anonymous. ...Read more
No brain destruction: Marijuana does not "destroy the brain." there is no evidence of significant harm to brain structure or function in long-term users & it may even prevent and reverse brain aging & alzheimer's! however, there is evidence that marijuana may adversely affect brain development/intelligence in those who use it regularly before age 18. Thus, I advise adolescents against using it. See comments for links. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ganja: Hydrocarbons, hydrocannabinoids and toxic alkaloids.Get a more detailed answer ›
Only the name: Ganja and pot are both common nicknames for cannabis, also known as marijuana. Other common nicknames include weed, grass, herb, bud, dope and mary jane. There are many less common nicknames as well. Ganja is the sanskrit word for cannabis. I have no idea how "pot" became a nickname. ...Read more
Cancer: The fact that you call it "ganja" and ask which illnesses "qualify" for a prescription leads me to wonder if you may be looking for a reason to justify a behavior that you are already doing or wanting to do, i.e. Smoke marijuana. The legitimate medical uses for marijuana are very limited, e.g. To counteract the serious side effects of chemotherapy for cancer patients. I hope this answer helped. ...Read more
It has effects on the nervous system and the immunity systems.
Its the nervous systems effects that are most problematic as there is no separation between the beneficial (like nausea, appetite etc.) effects and the harmful (craving, addiction, misuse, high, reward center stimulation) effects. Better not to start using this. ...Read more
It can be: A famous medieval doctor said "all remedies are poisons-the difference lies in the dose." occasional marijuana rarely causes problems, but individuals who are dependent on it can have amotivational syndromes, depression, anxiety, panic attacks and even psychosis. It may cause decrease in iq in adolescents/young adults who smoke a lot, and very high dose use can cause bronchitis and lung damage. ...Read more
Brain & Lungs: Using cannabis causes distorted perceptions, impaired coordination, difficulty with thinking and problem solving, and problems with learning and memory. Used chronically, marijuana's adverse effects can impact learning & memory for days or weeks after the drug wears off. +addiction potential. Also, lung irritation -- marijuana smoke contains more carcinogenic compounds than plain cigarettes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer