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How bad is marijuana?

How bad is marijuana?

Addiction= disease: Marijuana is not bad. Using marijuana may be harmful. Disease is not a moral problem. Neither the addict or the drug is bad. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Tillisch
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Furosemide (Definition)

Furosemide is a potent diuretic which increases dramatically urine output in most patients. It is most frequently used in patients who are fluid overloaded such as in congestive heart failure. Potassium, sodium and magnesium can be lost in excess with the use of Furosemide and must be closely monitored. It is much stronger than other diuretics used for ...Read more


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Is marijuana bad for you?

Is marijuana bad for you?

Yes: It is bad. May lead to other addictions and may also worsen other psychiatric problems. Talk to your doctor if you feel like you need something to make you feel good. ...Read more

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How dangerous is marijuana?

How dangerous is marijuana?

Somewhat to very: Marijuana is no longer the mellow 70s drug that it is frequently referenced as. Growers have bred it to be many times as potent and sellers even lace it with other chemicals (bleach, formaldehyde, cocaine) to enhance the experience. ...Read more

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How marijuana effects people?

How marijuana effects people?

Many complex effects: Marijuana has a wide range of effects ;this varies from person to person. There are also many strains, some more stimulating, some more sedating. It can be calming, ease muscle tension, stimulate appetite, relieve nausea& aid sleep but may impair memory & concentration. Marijuana contains over 100 different medically active compounds & we are still learning what they do. See http://tinyurl. Com/ybodfues ...Read more

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Why does marijuana gets me aroused?

Why does marijuana gets me aroused?

It's complicated: The chemistry may be complex, but the short answer is: mj is a drug. Drugs can do many things to the mind, so it isn't at all strange that hypersexuality is one of those effects. ...Read more

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In which states is marijuana legal?

None: Marijuana is not legal in the us unless used for medical purposes only. There are 17 states that allow medicinal marijuana. The list is on the web, just google it. ...Read more

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What are the dangers with marijuana?

What are the dangers with marijuana?

Many, such as...: A person can become dependent on marijuana. Drug dependence is the body's physical need, or addiction, to a particular substance, in order for the person to feel like he is functioning normally. Over time, drug dependence leads to physical harm in the user's brain and body, to behavior problems, and to association with people who also abuse drugs and commit crimes to obtain drugs. ...Read more

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What's the significance of marijuana?

What's the significance of marijuana?

Using it, right?: Mj has been linked to a 3-fold increase in schizophrenia. It's use has been linked to decreased brain function, & linked to shrinkage of the thalamus, an important brain structure that controls or modulates neural activity. All in all, a wolf in sheep's clothing. In many cases it is definitely a gateway drug introducing acceptance to other drug experimentation & possibly addictions. It's illegal. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of using marijuana?

What are the symptoms of using marijuana?

Many potentially: 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. ...Read more

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What are ways to detoxify from marijuana?

Time: Marijuana "withdrawal" with sleep problems, anxiety and irritability occurs but in the vast majority of cases, the only thing that is needed is time and abstinence, and these symptoms will pass within days to weeks. It depends on how the person smokes - how often, for how long, how deeply they inhale, and the quality of the marijuana. Good nutrition, adequate vitamins are all that are needed. ...Read more

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Is medicinal marijuana actually good for you?

Is medicinal marijuana actually good for you?

It is: Helpful in certain circumstances for certain symptoms or conditions. ...Read more

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What are the positive and negatives of marijuana?

What are the positive and negatives of marijuana?

More negatives: If you're dying from an incurable disease can't eat & have lots of nausea, then mj is for you. Otherwise, mj is a disaster. Takes away motivation, reasoning, perception & persistence. Is definitely a "gateway" drug since mj users think its cool to smoke, then they're more willing to use other drugs. If you haven't used, don't. If you have, stop. ...Read more

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What are the differences between ecstasy and marijuana?

Many: As many as the differences between tobacco and heroin. They are two totally different chemical compounds. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of decriminalizing marijuana?

What are the pros and cons of decriminalizing marijuana?

A Civil Issue: The decriminalization of marijuana is a civil issue not a medical issue. I do not think this is the forum to debate such issues. This is one doctors opinion. ...Read more

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What would happen if I did marijuana while on medication?

What would happen if I did marijuana while on medication?

Medications?: What r ur medications? The info u r giving is 2 vague 2 know what would happen, u probably mean if it would b safe "doing" mj while on meds. Ur location state is md where mj is not legal. If u "do" mj u take 2 risks 1/ ur mental health w/an unexpected "bad trip": high anxiety w/paranoïd ideation & derealization or psychosis outbreak (brief or not) 2/ legal trouble. B safe & save ur $ 2. Thx. ...Read more

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So what will happen if someone takes ecstasy and smokes marijuana afterward?

No science here: Mdma / ecstasy is now a familiar recreational drug, less deadly than cocaine, heroin, or methamphetamine but with some effects that may be serious and are under study. So far, there's no scientific work or pop wisdom on its interaction with cannabis. Whatever the wisdom of the laws, these substances are illegal and the supplies unregulated. Peace and love. ...Read more

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How addictive is marijuana?

How addictive is marijuana?

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 more

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Any benefits of smoking marijuana? Thanks

Any benefits of smoking marijuana? Thanks

See below: Of course there are. There are benefits to all drugs, otherwise we would not use them. The question is whether the benefits outweigh the negatives. ...Read more

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How effective is marijuana as a painkilller?

Good: Clinically, I have found it to be very effective. And, it is affective for pain even in the forms that don't cause you to be stoned. ...Read more

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Is it okay to recreationally smoke marijuana?

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 more

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Which would you reccomend, alcohol? Or marijuana?

Neither!!!!!!!!!!!!: Recommend for what? If you have some type of medical condition that a choice of those two are the only two possibilities, then you need to speak to someone. ...Read more

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If marijuana is so bad, why is it prescribed for patients?

If marijuana is so bad, why is it prescribed for patients?

Pro's vs Con's: Cannabis is helpful for some medical conditions but does have drawbacks. The psychiatric side effects can sometimes be very debilitating. ...Read more

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Can marijuana help anxiety?

The problem with: Using marijuana for anxiety, in addition to it's being an illegal substance is that it is not well controlled. All too often it may be spiked with another drug. You would not know what you were taking. The psychotropic drugs are regulated and tested. You know what you are taking and the possible side effects. If you want medication for your anxiety, talk to a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Does marijuana help shingles?

Agree with Dr. Baker: Shingles pain can be prolonged, and physically, and mentally debilitating. A patient with this malady should exhaust all possible avenues to find relief, and hopefully resolution of their chronic post herpetic neuralgia. I am doubtful that cannibus has any direct antiviral effect on the patients pain, but combined with appropriate pharmaceuticals has the capacity to decrease opoid consumption. ...Read more

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Is marijuana good for asthma?

Is marijuana good for asthma?

Lung damage: Smoking anything will worsen a respiratory condition such as asthma. If you have ever seen the inside of a pipe used for smoking pot, imagine what you are putting inside your lungs. In addition, pot worsens anxiety and depression, wreaks havoc with the sleep cycle, suppresses the immune system, reverses the balance of sex hormones in both men and women, etc. See your md for other solutions. ...Read more

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Do UDTs screen for marijuana?

Yes: Most standard drug screens include a test for the presence of marijuana. ...Read more

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Will marijuana cure cataracts?

Will marijuana cure cataracts?

Only Surgery Helps: When the crystalline lens of the eye or its envelope becomes cloudy a cataract is formed. This is generally a progressive condition that blocks the passage of light to the retina. It can potentially lead to blindness if untreated. The affected lens is removed and replaced with an artificial lens. Marijuana has no effect on cataracts. Marijuana has been used to treat glaucoma. ...Read more

Marijuana (Definition)

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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Lasix (Definition)

Lasix is a loop affecting water pill/diuretic which is a kind of water pill or diuretic (heart ...Read more