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Marijuana Use Effect On Child
Nothing good: Smoking mj, tobacco, or any other harmful substance in the house, car, or elsewhere near a child means that child is a passive smoker, which is never good for his/her lungs.Because of smaller body surface area, children can get "stoned" by much lower amts. Of mj than adults. Being in an altered state impairs development & increases risk for accidents. Mj passes thru breast milk, also. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Prematurity: A study just reported a sharp increase in premature births if mom smokes mj. These 3000 mom's were followed for 8 years, so the study has robust statistics. Exposing an older child to mj means you're smoking in front of them, which means you are teaching your children to be drug users. Not a good idea. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the quantity needed of marijuana to get his effect? And what happens if à child consumed à little bit?
"small" amount ok: To activate dry marijuana, it usually is baked or smoked. What you describe is not dangerous of a child. If a small amount was consumed, the child should be watched long enough to be certain that no effects occur which could be very disturbing. Adults trying marijuana for the first time may not experience any effects; different strains have vastly different concentrations of THC.. ...Read more
How do I make sure that my child (15 years old) did not cosumed marijuana ? And what happens if he did for only 1 time(orally)?! I hope I can get help
Marijuana: I am sorry your son may have consumed marijuana. Such experimenting behavior can be common among young people that age. You have a window of days to weeks to get a urine test if you absolutely need to know. Better to ask yourself what to do if he did indeed take it. Certainly can be concerning, but if he is healthy and functioning then might not indicate problem. Check with counselor or MD ...Read more
When pregnant, I drank some alcohol, and experimented with marijuana occasionally, so how would this affect my child biologically?
Depends/time/amout: The effect of any toxin on a developing fetus depends both on the timing and quantity involved.We know that alcohol is toxic to developing fetus, triggering birth defects & brain injury.Marijuana has been tied with smaller head size with uncertain effect on learning disabilities.The human fetus may be able to tolerate small amounts of both without visible effects but have learning issues/add later ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My wife is 4 months pregnant. She was exposed to the second hand marijuana smoke for a few mins, will if effect our unborn child.
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