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I Think I Am Addicted To Cannabis
Probably: If you think you are, you probably are. Cannabis can be very addictive. Fortunately, there is no physical addiction and no withdrawal symptoms when you stop. More importantly, the first and most important step in stopping any addiction is to recognize you have a problem and you have already taken that step. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely: A person can become "addicted" to many different things. Gambling, sex, food, drugs and alcohol, are some of the main ones. If a person engages in a behavior which they know could potentially lead to dire consequences and the person continues to engage in the behavior, some experts call such a thing an addiction. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It can be: First, you know that it's illegal and a person can get themselves into some trouble. Next, it can cause some lung problems as well as irritate the throat. Finally, there may be some effects which are not well understood. Being unregulated, the many different chemicals in cannabis may be have properties which could do some harm to the brain and has been known to contribute to a psychoses. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Medical marijuana: Yes. Of course . But most who use it do not have any condition for which it has medicinal benefits. Most use the phrase medical as a wink and a nod to justify their addiction. I am the doctor who legalized it here in Washington and helped legalize it in nine other places. So my credentials are clear. What would an 18year old human need medical marijuana for? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am very interested in the medicinal properties and uses for medical cannabis. Do you see the medicinal benefits and do you think that it would be wise to use or preventative care?
Very rarely, and no: For most, cannabis use has far more risks than benefits. I've seen people become very psychotic, paranoid, and socially isolated -- with distorted perceptions that lead to life-threatening behavior. I don't see that this is "preventative" care in any way. In very rare cases of chemotherapy-induced nausea where nothing else helps, perhaps a role; rare cases of cancer-related cachexia, etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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