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Ganja And Weed
It has less: But nobody really knows, since it can be mixed with other plant products, and each "batch" may be very different from another batch. In general, the organic products found in marijuana smoke are not as harmful as those found in tobacco, but in heavy marijuana smokers can still result in bronchitis and even cancer, especially if the person also smokes cigarettes. ...Read more
Fair question: but one that should be directed more towards the people who write the laws, not to a physician. Alcohol prohibition was tried between 1919-1933 and ultimately repealed with a constitutional amendment rescinding prohibition. Prohibitions against drugs appear sometimes to have very little to do with the actual danger of the drug, and more to do with public perceptions, politics and God knows what. ...Read more
It's worse: Cigarette manufacturers have been developing low tar and nicotine brands for more than 1/2 a century. By contrast, mj users want the most potent mj. Mj has tars just like tobacco. One mj cigarette is thought to be as bad for your lungs as a pack of low tar and nicotine filtered tobacco cigarettes. You're still inhaling the smoke from burning leaves, after all. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the side effects of smoking weed and cigarettes but taking a break from weed and start to smoke cigarettes more ?
Respiratory/heart: Neither is good to use, so taking "a break" from both would have the side effect of better health. Smoking tobacco or weed creates the same dilemma for lung health -inhaling partially combusted botanical material laced with chemicals. Equally, cardiovascular health is compromised by using either. Infections occur more frequently in smokers too. So quit both & try not to rationalize their use. ...Read more
MARIJUANA: It is important to note marijuana is classified as a hallucinogenic. It changes your brain chemistry while it is active in your system. Also, one of the side effects of THC (the active ingredient) is paranoia. Studies on long-term use have indicated the possibility of changes in mental health with some individuals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the side affects if you smoke weed & cigarettes then take a break from smoking weed but start to smoke more cigarettes than weed ?
Not good: None are good options.Marijuana smoke contains bronchial irritants. Inhalation with marijuana is more prolonged & deeper than with tobacco. Higher combustion temperatures are reached because it is smoked to a shorter butt. This leads to a carboxyhemoglobin concentration that is 5 times higher than tobacco. 3 times more tar is inhaled. ...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
Unfortunately no: Thc or the active ingredient in marijuana can cause a variety of responses . Though for some there is a calming effect of others it was cause paradoxical agitation , disorientation and even paranoid feelings. Individuals suffering from dementia may have more vulnerable brains and may be more affected by the negative reactions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I smoke marijuana in a bong all day with tobacco, but i don't smoke cigarettes. What's the best way to avoid withdrawal symptoms or improv health fast?
NO: There is no data on marajuana and other drugs as to interactions because it is not approved for any medical indication. Because it is unknown if there would be any adverse event it should not be taken with prescription drugs if at all possible. ...Read more
Weed smoker: Best idea for weed smokers to remain healthy? Stop smoking weed, period. Your question says you're 19 years old. This gives you lots of time to do wonderful things on the planet that you enjoy -- and which will benefit others too. You'll be able to process and remember a lot more without the weed. Your lungs will appreciate being able to breathe, too. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Variably: Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times & slowed problem solving. Some people develop a dry mouth, have a rapid heart rate or may feel hungry. Some people experience a pleasant effect. ...Read more
None, if . . . : No harm at all, if you don't mind distorted perceptions, impaired coordination, plus difficulty with thinking, problem solving, learning, and memory. This adverse effect on intellect can last for days or weeks after the drug wears off. If you also don't mind potential paranoia & psychosis; lung irritation; exposure to carcinogens; heart palpitations; and oligospermia, it's your choice also. ...Read more
How does reflux affect smoking weed lump in throat and ears i can't listen to music and i can't smoke weed neither?
Love to help, but...: You may be describing laryngeal-esophageal reflux -- please refer to healthtap answers regarding lerd. Can't help you though with what choice of music you listen to or the advisability of smoking weed. However, making the best healthy choices you can early in your adult life is something i would highly recommend! ...Read more