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Doctor insights on: Marijuana Use Effect On Child

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What can marijuana do to your body if a child?

What can marijuana do to your body if a 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 more

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Marijuana (Definition)

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


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Can a small child die from eating marijuana brownies?

Can a small child die from eating marijuana brownies?

Yes.: Don't forget that much of street marijuana is contaminated with pesticides or other drugs. ...Read more

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What effects can marijuana have on a child if neighbor smokes?

What effects can marijuana have on a child if neighbor smokes?

Two issues: This smoke has the same effect in increasing frequency of respiratory & ear infections (2-3x) as cigarette smoke. There is also some conflicting data suggesting contribution to learning disabilities. ...Read more

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What are the effects of a child being exposed to marijuana smoke?

What are the effects of a child being exposed to marijuana smoke?

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 more

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What is the quantity needed of marijuana to get his effect? And what happens if à child consumed à little bit?

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

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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

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

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When pregnant, I drank some alcohol, and experimented with marijuana occasionally, so how would this affect my child biologically?

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 more

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Is it child abuse to smoke marijuana around a new born?

Is it child abuse to smoke marijuana around a new born?

In a way, yes: It is well documented that the newborn affected by marijuana smoke will have a smaller skull volume ; the question of related learning problems has conflicting findings.It also increases the risk of crib death and respiratory tract infections. ...Read more

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How could somone tell if a child has been exposed to second hand marijuana smoking?

How could somone tell if a child has been exposed to second hand marijuana smoking?

Home urine test: You can do a home urine test or have the child's doctor check blood test, oral swab, or hair test.The hair test will test for exposure over the preceding 90 days;. ...Read more

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