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Is Marijuana Safe
Jimsonweed: Jimsonweed (aka datura stramonium, loco weed, etc) is a poisonous plant. It contains belladonna alkaloids including Atropine and scopolamine. These can cause nausea, vomiting, high fever, urinary retention, confused thinking, hallucinations, bizarre and even violent behavior, seizures, coma, and death. Although this plant grows wild in many places, i would not recommend smoking or ingesting it. ...Read more
Unclear: Medical marijuana is legal in several states, and many pts are convinced of benefits in headaches and other pain syndromes. Yet, research, to convincingly prove benefits in the treatment of pain, are lacking. Therefore, we may be seeing merely placebo effects due to the effect on mood and behaviour. Eventually, i suspect that organized medicine will rigorously evaluate this, but no proof so far. ...Read more
Yes: Methodone is safe for detox or maintanence during pregnancy while under the care of your ob. Methadone use in pregnancy has been associated with lower birth weights. But is far safer in contrast to narcotic abuse, especially cocaine, which is associated preterm labor and placental abruption. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not as bad: There are carinogens in smoking joints or blunts, anything wrapped in paper. There are memory and cognitive defects, especially seen in the adolescent population. It can cause dehydration and symptoms like dry mouth and dry eyes. It can increase your appetite and can cause you to sleep (drowsiness). THC heavy strains like sativas can be associated with paranoia and anxiety. ...Read more
Not really: Not advised. Smoked, vaporized, chewed...Best not to expose a developing brain to abnormal chemicals. ...Read more
It's illegal: It is hard to say mj is okay when it's illegal. I know that there are many recreational smokers who get in little trouble with only very occasional use. When recreational use starts occurring more regular like daily, a person is starting to develop perhaps a habit. Sometimes, this leads to use of other drugs. I have seen mostly the people for whom mj has led to dire consequences and addictions. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not at all: The drug will pass to baby in the BM.The baby will also be exposed to the risks of smoking whether you do it in front of baby or not.These include higher risk of respiratory disease, crib death and others.In my state when the kid tested positive you would go to jail for child endangerment and the kid would go to foster care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: An addiction is a brain disease. It causes a person to engage in behaviors which may lead to dire consequences. The person knows that but engages in the behavior anyway, because they are addicted. It is all about the consequences. Is a person missing work or school or spending too much money or getting in trouble with the law? Cannabis use can lead to addiction, especially with regular use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Safe for whom ??: Cannabis is one of those drugs that produce problems for babies however they are exposed.It is transferred in breast milk & can produce sedation, weakness & poor feeding.It can drop milk production for mom. Long them head growth in baby is impaired but the effect on development is unknown. Smoking itself increases risk of crib death & frequency of infections. You give this up to be a mom. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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