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Marijuana Effects Brain
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 my comments for links. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Risk mental illness: Research results seem to show that marijuana (pot, mj) can start a person's schizophrenia sooner than if he did not use mj. A teenager (with a brain, neurotransmitters, & receptors not fully developed), especially with a family history of schizophrenia or psychosis, should know his family history and avoid experimenting with mj or other illegal drugs that might have a similar effect on the brain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Marijuana was laced with pcp, k2 or speed a few weeks ago&I have been feeling like my brain is "slower". are these long term effects? Will it go away?
You are getting dbl: whammy doing tainted Marijuana with PCP, KC, etc. The effects of PCP may end up not being reversible. So, seek counseling to get off recreational drugs before the mental effects are permanent. Have a blood screen done to see what is actually in you, or still in you. MJ by itself can slow down your thinking. Not a healthy habit to start. Get help now. ...Read more
I smoke marijuana for medicinal purposes but after my brain damage it now has adverse effects, will i ever be able to smoke it again?
Total unknown: With out knowing what is the medical purpose that you are treating with medical marijuana, and the reason for and the extent of you brain damage, it is impossible to say. Hopefully you are being treated by a neurologist, they should be able to give proper guidance. If you don't have a neurologist have your medical doctor refer you to one. ...Read more
Many effects: Marijuana distorts perceptions, impairs coordination, thinking, problem solving, learning, and memory. Can trigger acute psychotic reaction along with onset or relapse of schizophrenia in vulnerable individuals. Increases heart rate a lot; one source showed smokers almost 5 times as likely to have heart attack in 1st hour. Mj irritates lungs & has more carcinogens than regular cigarettes. & more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: We are designed to "remember" and young brains are particularly sensitive ..That being said to be concerned about irreversible brain injury from short term use as described i think is highly unlikely and is even less likely to be able to be objectively measured. Long term use clearly is problematic for immature brains. Case histories of "induced" major mental illness are just that. ...Read more
Starting at age 13 I smoked Marijuana about 40 times over an 8 month time. Havent used since. How did this affect my Brain?
You likely: have no long term effects from that degree of usage. ...Read more
I smoked Marijuana about 60-70 times from ages 13-15. Ive sinced stopped for 2 years can my brain recover or is there long term damage?
Marijuana effects: I commend you for not using Marijuana for 2 years. Now you are 20 years old, did you smoke sometimes from age 15-18 years? If you have good concentration, comprehension, memory, problem solving skills, learning new information; having impulse control and good judgement, your Marijuana use has not damaged your brain. See a Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, coping skills for stress and NA meetings ...Read more
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