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I am on medical marijuana but just got a picc line in from a infection. Can I still smoke my medical marijuana with a picc line?

I am on medical marijuana but just got a picc line in from a infection. Can I still smoke my medical marijuana with a picc line?

Yes: Smoking marijuana and having a picc line in have not contraindications. It would be good to know why your are taking the marijuana. It alone could affect your general health but I see no connection to this and the picc line itself. I would discuss this thoroughly with your prescribing doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Aaron Shiloh
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Picc Line (Definition)

A picc line is a peripherally inserted central catheter. It is a long IV that is typically placed in a large vein in the upper arm. The tip of the catheter usually ends in the junction between a large vein (superior vena cava) and the upper chamber of the heart on the right side (right atrium). Picc lines are necessary for administering certain medications and ...Read more


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Can medical marijuana help heal a foot infection?

Can medical marijuana help heal a foot infection?

Doubtful: Marijuana is clinically recognized in at least 20 states as safe and effective for treating a variety of medical conditions, including diagnosis of aids, cancer, chronic pain, glaucoma, chrones disease, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and ptsd. It is not recommended for treating any type of infection...Be it viral, bacterial, or fungal. ...Read more

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I'm a medical marijuana how long do I hold in a puff of smoke?

I'm a medical marijuana how long do I hold in a puff of smoke?

Who knows?: This is exactly the problem with "medical" marijuana. Doctors are not trained in the ins and outs of marijuana use. All we can do is "recommend" it. It's not really a prescription. That said, smoking it may not be the safest way to consume it because of possible damage to your lungs. Consider eating it (in cookies or other food) or using a vaporizer. Ask specifics at your local dispensary. ...Read more

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I'm a medical marijuana how long do I hold in a puff of smoke?

I'm a medical marijuana how long do I hold in a puff of smoke?

Please defer this: Question to a physician with expertise in medical marihuana. ...Read more

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How is medical marijuana dosed? If I smoke marijuana for my HIV symptoms, how often and how much is normally prescribed?

How is medical marijuana dosed? If I smoke marijuana for my HIV symptoms, how often and how much is normally prescribed?

Medical Use of MJ: It is nearly impossible to overdose with marijuana. It is also nearly impossible to harm yourself with marijuana.
But, one should use enough of this herb to quell the symptoms...

Common reasons for using marijuana for medical purposes is for nausea and other GI cramping. It is used to stimulate the hunger mechanism so that one wants to eat when they are ill. ...Read more

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I am prescribed medical Marijuana from my dr but before I take it am I able to still breastfeed or will it affect my baby?

I am prescribed medical Marijuana from my dr but before I take it am I able to still breastfeed or will it affect my baby?

Not advisable: Breastfeeding from chronic THC users has been reported to be associated with delayed motor development at one year of age. Other reported infant effects include sedation, low tone, and poor sucking. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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If I can't smoke medical marijuana, then what about mirinol?

If I can't smoke medical marijuana, then what about mirinol?

Ask your Dr: Marinol (dronabinol) is a legal prescription in the us for the treatment of nausea/vomiting related to chemotherapy, or for aids-associated appetite loss or weight loss. Cesamet (nabilone) is also legal to prescribe for n/v from chemo. Both are expensive and use is limited by insurance co's. ...Read more

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Can I smoke medical marijuana on 200 mg of topirimate (used for weight loss)? Not a lot obviously only for chronic pain.

Side effects...: ...of marijuana include increased appetite and weight gain, so it kind of ruins whatever effect you are hoping for from topiramate. Sounds like an individual decision, how bad the pain is vs the weight problem, and is the pain weight related -- in which case cannabis is the last thing you'd want for the pain. ...Read more

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Is it safe to smoke medical marijuana before a routine blood test?

You'll have some: Explaining to do. If you have a medical card and script for marijuana, then you'll have to show all the blood testers that information before hand so if they do screen for street drugs then they will find what they expected to find. ...Read more

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If medical marijuana is prescribed for treatment of a degenerative disease, is it legal and safe to smoke while breastfeeding? Via vapor/edibles.

Breastfeeding on Pot: Data indicate that active components of marijuana"pot" are excreted into breastmilk and concentrate in infants. Human and animal studies clearly suggest that early exposure to cannabis is not without risk, and that breastmilk cannabis exposure can produce long-term changes in behavior and mental health. See more at http://www. Infantrisk. Com/content/effects-marijuana-fetus-and-breastfeeding-infants. ...Read more

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I am almost 7 weeks pregnant and I am a medical marijuana trimmer. I am wondering if is safe to work with/around marijuana that has powdery mildew. I wear gloves and a painters mask but am still in the same room and exposed to the powdery mildew. Is thi

I am almost 7 weeks pregnant and I am a medical marijuana trimmer. I am wondering if is safe to work with/around marijuana that has powdery mildew. I wear gloves and a painters mask but am still in the same room and exposed to the powdery mildew. Is thi

Contact OSHA: The occupational safety and health administration. I do not know if you are at risk, and whoever you are working for has to determine that this is safe. Osha is charged with making sure that the workplace is safe and doesn't present unacceptable risks, especially to a pregnant worker. Talk to your OB provider as well. ...Read more

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I have bipolar disorder type 2 will it worsen or effect me if I smoke marijuana? I'm a 18 year old male and I take lithium 900ml and zyprexa 5ml for my medication and I was wondering, if I smoke medical marijuana, would it do a bad effect on me or will it

Yes: Bipolar appears to be mediated by multiple neurotransmitter systems in the brain, in particular serotonin. Therefore, when people with bipolar (1 or 2) take antidepressants it can provoke outright mania. Thc has a similar effect (among others) and also provokes a paranoid response. Your brain is a delicate mechanism--when manic, it's an untuned ferrari. Don't throw a wrench into the pistons! ...Read more

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I'm a medical marijuana patient and my family doctor prescibed me an antibiotic called Flagyl can I still use both at same time?

With caution: Altho my research did not produce any specific interactions between cannabis & flagyl, preceed with caution since Flagyl can interact with many medications as well as with alcohol; so no alcohol (caution even with alcohol-containing mouthwash or otc cold meds) for at least a week after completing the flagyl. If you experience nausea/vomiting, notify your doc for possible alternative. ...Read more

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Can you catch bronchitis from smoking medical marijuana? I am prescribed medical marijuana. I just started smoking it a few weeks ago. Now I have bronchitis. Could the smoking have caused bronchitis? .

You can't 'catch': Bronchitis. It usually is viral, and smoking can certainly predispose to it, more so with tobacco, but heavy cannabis use can do it as well. People with underlying lung problems are particularly susceptible, and you don't say whether you also smoke cigarettes. Some physician gave you a medical card, and you should return to them for an evaluation, and stop or cut back on marijuana until then. ...Read more

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Hello, I just wanted to know if I qualify for medical marijuana because I have been diagnosed with Thoracic Spondylosis and I am only 30 years old.

Local issue: In most of the country this is still illegal and a doc could lose their license by providing you access to it. However, there are some states that ignore the federal law & have liberal access programs. The rules are made within each area, so you must look into this locally. For some, they could get access with a stubbed toe. ...Read more

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I got told that medical marijuana can help with drepression is that true?

I got told that medical marijuana can help with drepression is that true?

No: I'm not sure who would tell you such a thing, but it's not factual. Intoxication with marijuana may result in a temporary sense of relaxation or even giggles, but this is not the same as "helping with depression." to really be helpful with depression, the substance would need to cause all symptoms to remit -- and be sustained over time, not only during intoxication. Marijuana doesn't do this. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how long does medical marijuana stay in your system on a saliva test?

12-24 hours: Marijuana is detectable in the saliva test only for about 12 to 24 hrs. It can be detected in the urine much longer and up to 90 days in a hair follicle sample. Best wishes. ...Read more

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If I have my medical marijuana card in michigan and im pregnant is it bad to eat the marijuana instead of smoking?

If I have my medical marijuana card in michigan and im pregnant is it bad to eat the marijuana instead of smoking?

Marijuana pregnancy: The short answer is yes. Marijuana will affect you no matter how you ingest it. There is a lot of unreliable information on the internet about the safety of marijuana in pregnancy. The most reliable answer to your question is here: http://www. Otispregnancy. Org/files/marijuana. Pdf

the safest is to avoid it. ...Read more

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I'm a medical marijuana patient and I was wondering does marijuana have any effects on antibiotics a person may take?

I'm a medical marijuana patient and I was wondering does marijuana have any effects on antibiotics a person may take?

Usually not: I am not aware of any interaction between marijuana and any antibiotic. It may be helpful to search the web before you take antibiotic, though, but, as mentioned earlier, no known interaction has been reported. ...Read more

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How can I get medical marijuana describe to me what the doctor in Australia and how do I get it to Australia once I'm prescribed I'm told it?

Wrong site: This is a general medical information site. The volunteer physicians who review questions do not prescribe or treat anyone. Medical marijuana is legal in some US states, but remains illegal under US federal drug law. If you cannot find a practitioner in Australia to prescribe and locate a supply, you are out of luck. Any US physician who tried to do so could lose their license and land in jail. ...Read more

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I have Crohn's disease and I'm nervous about asking my gastroenterologist for a medical marijuana recommendation. How should I go about asking? (wa)

Not everyone: Not everyone is pro marijuana. The best way to approach it is to just come right out and ask. Be honest and straight forward. Keep an open line of communication with your physician. Just like with any relationship, communication is the key to a successful doctor patient relationship. ...Read more

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Am I eligible for medical marijuana? I have severe migraines usually every other day they last almost all day. Also medical mj for social anxiety?

Am I eligible for medical marijuana? I have severe migraines usually every other day they last almost all day. Also medical mj for social anxiety?

Possibly: Cannot really answer your question as laws vary from state to state. In New Jersey, where I practice, you would not be. Best to check with your doctor and see what treatment alternatives are available for you. ...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

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Medical Marijuana (Definition)

It is the parts of the herb cannabis used as a physician-recommended form of medicine or herbal therapy or as synthetic forms such as thc. Some uses are; to ameliorate nausea/vomiting, to stimulate hunger in aids or chemotherapy patients, to treat glaucoma, neurogenic ...Read more