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Is marijuana safer than tobacco smoke?

Is marijuana safer than tobacco smoke?

Depends: Any form of smoking may produce benzene derivatives, which are cacerogens. However, there are studies which estimate that cannabis smokers have less incidence of lung cancer than both cigarette smokers and non-smokers. My advice would be not to smoke, period. If you use cannabis as a legal treatment, there are other formulations available besides smoking; sativex, marinol, etc. ...Read more

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Marijuana refers to the various preparations of the Cannabis plant into the psychoactive drug for recreational use ...Read more


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What do you think about recreational marijuana? Is it safe to be partaking?

No: My bias is no. I've seen too many patients use it and either (a) get hooked on it and it becomes a gateway drug, or (b) start using it as self-treatment for a psychiatric disorder, which then remains untreated. Marijuana actually functions as a Dopamine reuptake inhibitor in the brain. That means it boosts dopamine. That means it can appeal to pleasure centers and get you hooked. ...Read more

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Is smoking marijuana while breast feedong safe?

Is smoking marijuana while breast feedong safe?

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 more

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Are portable vaporizers safer to use to smoke marijuana?

Are portable vaporizers safer to use to smoke marijuana?

Yes: Vaporizing marijuana releases the medicinally active cannabinoids without burning the plant releasing toxic byproducts of combustion that can be respiratory irritants. See http://www. Canorml. Org/health/vaporizers and http://www. Recoverytoday. Net/articles/457-marijuana-vaporization. ...Read more

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Since there's medicinal marijuana, does that mean smoking weed is safe for your health?

Since there's medicinal marijuana, does that mean smoking weed is safe for your health?

Indications.: There are very specific indications for medical marijuana, and very specific forms that work better than others. It doesn't mean that were all free to toke up whenever we want. ...Read more

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Are there any between marijuana and Humira (adalimumab)? Would it be safe to take marijuana occasionally?

Interaction: I don't think that there is any interaction between humira (adalimumab) and marijuana use. Your physician who prescribed the humira (adalimumab) can answer this question if you have further concerns. ...Read more

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If someone wants to quit smoking marijuana but has been unsuccessful, is there a safer legal med that could help?

If someone wants to quit smoking marijuana but has been unsuccessful, is there a safer legal med that could help?

Get evaluated: It would be helpful for you see an addiction medicine physician, many of whom are psychiatrists. It's important to review your history, etc, so that any conditions interfering with recovery can be addressed & treated. Otherwise you will be tempted to self-medicate -- going counter to your goal. Research about the possibility of using Naloxone in people recovering from thc abuse, is ongoing. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use marijuana as a painkiller?

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

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Is it safe to smoke marijuana while pregnant?

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Is it safe to smoke marijuana while pregnant?

Marijuana/Pregnant: Few of consequences for the newborn are; permanent cognitive deficits, poor concentration, hyperactivity, impaired social interactions. ...Read more

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Is it safe to smoke marijuana while taking 50mg of zoloft?

Is it safe to smoke marijuana while taking 50mg of zoloft?

It will: Definitely affect your response to Zoloft. Discus with your treating physician. I've seen many patients depressed who smoke pot daily. They don't respond well to antidepressants, unless they stop pot. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use marijuana while on enbrel (etanercept)?

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Not generally: This applies to all questions regarding safety of drug use: not safe! To adequately answer your question of safety, someone needs to put together a study of people smoking weed while on Enbrel (etanercept) and see if any of them would have problems. Due to all kinds of ethical and legal cncerns, that study is unlikely to happen. To be safe, don't do drugs and get help! ...Read more

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I have an angiogram in a couple of weeks, is it safe to smoke marijuana a few days before?

I have an angiogram in a couple of weeks, is it safe to smoke marijuana a few days before?

Shouldn't affect BUT: If you're having an angiogram & > 40 years old my guess is a doctor thinks you may've an obstruction of a blood vessel, perhaps your neck, perhaps your leg, etc. We know that smoking ANYTHING, cigarettes, MJ's, or cigars, increases the risk of arterial plaque (GUNK) so while smoking won't DIRECTLY affect the test result in 3 days it may be one reason WHY you're having the test. Think about it. GL ...Read more

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Is it safe to smoke marijuana while on an abortion pill and how will it affect the process?

Is it safe to smoke marijuana while on an abortion pill and how will it affect the process?

Unknown: I doubt anyone knows. I doubt any research has been done on this subject since marijuana is a DEA Class I drug (which doesn't allow research). Maybe some one in this forum will have had had some personal experience they can share with you. Good luck, mi amigo. ...Read more

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I am currently taking paroxetine (Paxil) and have been taking it since I was 10 years old. I was wondering is it safe to mix paroxetine and marijuana?

Pot not good 4 mood: Marijuana, alcohol and other intoxicants should both be avoided when taking antidepressant medication. Cannabis reduces available serotonin in the brain. This leads to increased levels of anxiety and depression. Although having a drink or smoking pot feels relaxing in the moment, over time they have an adverse effect on mood. ...Read more

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Is smoking marijuana during radio iodine treatment safe?

Unknown: If you are being treated for thyroid cancer, I would not suggest using marijuana, since it does have some effects of suppressing immunity. There is no evidence that it would interfere with the radio-iodine or make it work any less well, but I would abstain for several weeks to be on the safe side. If you are being treated for hyperthryoidism or grave's disease, I don't think it is a problem. ...Read more

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Is it safe to smoke marijuana while taking tamiflu (oseltamivir)?

Is it safe to smoke marijuana while taking tamiflu (oseltamivir)?

I would think so: Although, tamiflu (oseltamivir) is prescribed for the influenza virus which can attack the lungs. Therefore, you may want to refrain from smoking due to the risk of more irritation on your lungs. But I know of no interactions, although the combination of tamiflu (oseltamivir) and cannabis has not been scientifically tested for safety. ...Read more

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Is it safe to smoke marijuana while prescribed to topiramate (topamax) 1 50 mg tablet at night daily?

I wouldn't: I would not. Cannabis can have significant unanticpated adverse effects (especially if you are on topamax (topiramate) for psychiatric reasons). ...Read more

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I take flecaidine as few weeks now is it safe to smoke marijuana? It helps me sleep and calms down my anxiety. I only smoke for that and to help sleep

Effect heart rhythms: Flecainide is in a group of drugs called class ic anti-arrhythmics. It affects the way your heart beats.
Flecainide is used in certain situations to prevent serious heart rhythm disorders.
Flecainide may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Marijuana with this drug can cause atrial tachyarrhythmias. Decrease effect of flecaidine. ...Read more

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Smoking marijuana with brain lymphoma, is it safe?

Cannabis: Smoking cannabis from an illegal source is always unsafe. Even from a legal source cannabis can cause slowed reactions and brain function. ...Read more

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

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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Is it safe to smoke marijuana 1 week after sleeve surgery for headaches?

Is it safe to smoke marijuana 1 week after sleeve surgery for headaches?

Smoke is toxic: Toxic means unsafe, or really unsafe. The intentional habit of inhaling burning organic material, combined with various chemicals used in the growing and manufacturing of that material (regardless of whether it is tobacco, marijuana, or any other plant) is bad for the body. Just think about it. Who would intentionally start something burning and inhale the stuff over and over and over? ...Read more

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