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Medical Marijuana (Overview)

It is the parts of the herb cannabis used as a physician-recommended form of medicine or herbal therapy or as synthetic forms such as thc. Some uses are; to ameliorate nausea/vomiting, to stimulate hunger in aids or chemotherapy patients, to treat glaucoma, neurogenic pain, spasticity, & asthma.


Medical Marijuana (Overview)

It is the parts of the herb cannabis used as a physician-recommended form of medicine or herbal therapy or as synthetic forms such as thc. Some uses are; to ameliorate nausea/vomiting, to stimulate hunger in aids or chemotherapy patients, to treat glaucoma, neurogenic pain, spasticity, & asthma.


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Whats better for your health medical marijuana or prescribed pills?

For what problem?: The problem with medical marijuana at least in my state is no regulation or real diagnosis is needed to recieve it, one time visit for licence, then its pick your flavor at the dispenceries. No follow up in many cases. Opiate medications can be problematic as well. Many diagnosis would not require either if properly evaluated. For chronic pain opiates can be a great tool, but not a cure all. ...Read more

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Would you prescribe klonopin (clonazepam) and medical marijuana together? Is it even legal?

Would you prescribe klonopin (clonazepam) and medical marijuana together? Is it even legal?

Klonopin/Marijuana: Empirically there is no problem taking Klonopin (clonazepam) and marijuana together. Medical marijuana is legal in certain states of the us. I practice in new jersey where medical marijuana is legal, and yes in certain patients, I have prescribed both. ...Read more

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I use medical marijuana for multiple things pain from past injuries and anxiety. It help with both situations. I prefer natural medicine to many of the pills typically prescribed. Would you agree that this is okay as medicine?

Second opinion: There is no way you can provide enough information to get a reliable second opinion on healthtap. For your sake, i hope your doctor knows more about your situation than the brief summary you gave here. I would recommend taking any second opinion you get here or elsewhere, due to lack of information, with a grain of salt. ...Read more

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Can medical marijuana be used to treat anything?

Yup: Mj treats anorexia (inability to eat), nausea and pain in dying patients. It has usefulness in glaucoma. It heals nothing, helps improve nothing, cures nothing. ...Read more

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What kind of marijuana has been proven most effective (medical marijuana) for treating post whipple surgery pain (3 yrs in stomach and abdomen?

What kind of marijuana has been proven most effective (medical marijuana) for treating post whipple  surgery pain (3 yrs in stomach and abdomen?

Medical Marijuana: Evidence favors edibles and standardized medications such as dronabinol for treatment of pain, but these are not generally as effective as opioid medications. Please seek the advice of your physician as all pain medications involve significant potential risks and benefits which need careful and objective assessment. ...Read more

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Could medical marijuana help? I have migraines on an almost daily basis to due to suffering numerous concussions throughout my life. I've tried prescriptions that didn't work. Do you think medical marijuana could be a good solution to my issue? Thanks for

Could medical marijuana help? I have migraines on an almost daily basis to due to suffering numerous concussions throughout my life. I've tried prescriptions that didn't work. Do you think medical marijuana could be a good solution to my issue? Thanks for

Preventive meds: The best treatment for migraine is 1)finding out if there are foods or other environmental factors causing them and avoiding those things and 2) medications that prevent (not treat) migraine like verapamil, beta blockers or low-dose tricyclic antidepressants. Best treatment is with triptans. Some of my patients have gotten benefit from 'medical' mj, but most have not. Plus- unknown purity&smoked. ...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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Does Medical Marijuana have any effect on your liver or pancreas? Are there any serious long term effects or is smoking it ok?

Does Medical Marijuana have any effect on your liver or pancreas? Are there any serious long term effects or is smoking it ok?

So far, so good: The decades that good research might have been done to answer your questions are gone - time was lost - but now it will begin to be carefully studied. What we know so far looks very good and very safe. Alternative methods to smoking are available for it in places where it is legal. It is NOT the same as recreational pot. If you're lucky to be in a place id OK - talk w/ your provider. Best! ...Read more

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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