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Doctor insights on: Medical Reasons To Use Marijuana

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What is the short and long term effects of marijuana use I'm not looking for a personal opinion on the morals of the use just medical facts. The good?

What is the short and long term effects of marijuana use I'm not looking for a personal opinion on the morals of the use just medical facts. The good?

Lots of info: You can find lots of info online. Hopefully, you can evaluate the quality of the writing, and references are a good sign of quality. From what I know - it is very helpful for a long list of medical conditions. All types can be. Some types have no 'high' at all - just the other benefits. Texas is not a good place to try it. There are more and more, so it may get there some day. ...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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Can mild medical marijuana use help when in agoraphobic situations, such as a crowded place which would ordinarily make me highly nervous/panicky?

Can mild medical marijuana use help when in agoraphobic situations, such as a crowded place which would ordinarily make me highly nervous/panicky?

Know the product: Medical marijuana is required to list THC concentrations, etc. I suspect a product with low THC would be much more helpful in your situation as it would be more likely to have a calming rather than energizing effect (higher THC often relates to the 'high' or 'stoned' effect recreational marijuana users seek but is also related to side effects of paranoia, anxiety, stimulating autonomic system. ...Read more

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Is there any interaction between birth control (lutera) and medical marijuana use (smoking)?

Is there any interaction between birth control (lutera) and medical marijuana use (smoking)?

Probably not but...: Smoking marijuana has plenty of other negative physical and psychological consequences that may impair your judgement and decision making putting you at risk for STDs etc. You should use caution whenever an illicit drug is used with a prescription medication. ...Read more

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What is the long term effect of marijuana use?

What is the long term effect of marijuana use?

Long-term marijuana: One area is lung problems such as: bronchitis, chronic cough, emphysema, and also lung and upper airway cancer. There can also be impairment of memory, judgement, ability to learn, and coordination. These problems may persist for many months after stopping marijuana. Marijuana is a hallucinogen which can induce psychosis. Daily users may also have chronic depression, irritability, and lethargy. ...Read more

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How do I tell my family I want to use marijuana?

Social norms and MJ: I am very interested in your question. Given your age, i would like to know more, i guess. My gut response is why do you need to tell them? Do you plan to use this drug in front of them? Will they be at any legal risk from your obtaining and using this drug? Now, if you have a valid medical need for cannabis, then your support team, which could include your family may need to know. ...Read more

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What permanent damage can marijuana use lead to?

What permanent damage can marijuana use lead to?

Marijuana: There is no medical or scientific evidence that simple use of marijuana causes any long term or permanent damage. Now, that does not address those who have the disease of addiction where ongoing use of any mind altering substance can lead to risk taking, depression and other serious consequences. ...Read more

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I had been feeling very anxious and disconnected from my body 7 days after one-time marijuana use. ?

I had been feeling very anxious and disconnected from my body 7 days after one-time marijuana use. ?

This is: a rather common side effect from initial use of cannabis....your symptoms should subside normally but if continues for another few days seek some medical advice from your Primary Care Professional... Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Would marijuana use cause mild Lvh?

Maybe.: Of 1,011 people who had side-effects from the use of Marijuana, 7 have LVH, about 0.69 % of 36,940 people found in a report on eHealth, mostly males. ...Read more

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How many doctors agreed with marijuana use?

How many doctors agreed with marijuana use?

In what survey?: I don't know there has been a good recent study surveying current physicians regarding marijuana use. You also need to specify whether you are talking about recreational use or medicinal use. There certainly are circumstances where it can be useful medically. But I've and all doctors have also seen the down side of its use, including addiction, lung disease and stepping stone to stronger drugs. ...Read more

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Will stopping marijuana use affect my dreams?

Yes: You may have more vivid dreams for a few days after stopping. ...Read more

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Miscarriages related to excessive marijuana use?

No Connection: There are no data suggesting a relationship between miscarriage and marijuana use. My concern is your question about 'excessive use' that would always be unwise for someone preparing for the responsibilities of parenthood. ...Read more

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What are the long-term effects of marijuana use?

What are the long-term effects of marijuana use?

Marijuana: Long-term effects are dependence, effects on intelligence, memory & respiratory functions. There is also association with psychoses, depersonalization & depression. ...Read more

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My son hears voices while trying to quit marijuana use?

My son hears voices while trying to quit marijuana use?

Pot affects the mind: Marijuana's main psychoactive drug is thc.In most it acts to stimulate or inhibit several different areas of the brain, receptors; typically leads to inc appetite, relaxation, stimulation, depression, hallucinations, pain control, psychosis. 10 million regular users; @10% have predisposing genetic/personality: will be addict 1 or more drugs; bad effects on lung and from impurities. Roulette. ...Read more

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Does long term marijuana use negatively affect seratonin levels?

Yes: The literature seems to indicate that more than occasional use of marijuana decreases seratonin levels. ...Read more

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How long should you still feel side effects from first time marijuana use?

Usually Hours: Single or first time marijuana use usually produces effects that wear off with some number hours. Prolonged effects lasting for days would indicate the need for immediate evaluation due to other possible causes. ...Read more

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Would occasional marijuana use cause health problems just like tobacco would?

Much safer but...: Tobacco use dramatically increases risk of many cancers, heart disease, strokes & chronic lung disease. Marijuana hasn't been proven to increase risk of these (except regular use can increase lung disease) & in general is far safer than tobacco. However, regular use before age 18 is associated with long-term lowered IQ so I advise extreme caution re: use in adolescence. See http://bit.ly/STxBwe ...Read more

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Is there anything that can negate the effects of his marijuana use on conception?

No: The hypospermia, dysspermia and hypotestosteronism from mj may or may not be reversible. Nothing will mitigate it while using. May or may not improve on cessation of cannabis. See http://www.Health.Gov.Au/internet/main/publishing.Nsf/content/health-pubs-drug-cannab2-ch65.Htm. ...Read more

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Is it possible to test positive for marijuana use by simply handling a small amount of it?

Unlikely: you generally have to inhale or ingest it to have enough to register on a toxicology screen. There are some potent oils and lotions that can absorb, but handling dried weed is unlikely to. ...Read more

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