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Doctor insights on: Medical Reasons To Use Marijuana

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Why do people oppose the use of marijuana for medical purposes?

Why do people oppose the use of marijuana for medical purposes?

Unreliable drug: It's a very unpredictable drug. The same person at different time can experience euphoria, relaxation or extreme paranoia, panic and hallucinations at a different time. Dosage and consistency can't be measured as there are dozens of active compounds in the drug. Differences with generic meds are nothing compared to differences with mj. Pot is so potent addiction, withdrawal and dependence occur. ...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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Now that cannabis is legal to purchase in colorado..Do you see patients potentially treating themselves for any type of medical problems?

Now that cannabis is legal to purchase in colorado..Do you see patients potentially treating themselves for any type of medical problems?

Marijuana: Patients have always tried to treat themselves for medical problems, with varying levels of success. The medical indications for marijuana are very specific. People may smoke for recreational reasons and call it "medical." they will still be exposed to marijuana-related health issues (such as worsening asthma, potential psychosis, worsening memory and learning in some, etc). ...Read more

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Does using medical marijuana (its legal in my state) help hypertension, as edibles, not smoking it?

Does using medical marijuana (its legal in my state) help hypertension, as edibles, not smoking it?

Doesn't qualify: Hypertension is not a qualifying medical condition for medical marijuna in colorado. Here is the site: http://www.Coloradomedicalmarijuana.Com/qualifying-conditions.Htm. ...Read more

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Can medical marijuana be used to treat anything?

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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Are there any drawbacks to vaporizing medical marijuana?

Are there any drawbacks to vaporizing medical marijuana?

Concerns: I would be concerned about doing that. Marijuana smoke contains bronchial irritants. Prolonged use of cannabis can lead to airway inflammation, wheezing & increases in sputum production. ...Read more

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Can you use oxygen intended for welding for medical purposes?

Can you use oxygen intended for welding for medical purposes?

NO: Oxygen is a drug, and a toxic one at that. For billions of years oxygen was toxic to life. Evolution first led to tolerance of oxygen before it led to adaptation to use oxygen to burn energy. Too much oxygen is still toxic. It should not be used without explicit instructions from your doctor. ...Read more

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Can a use of cocaine or any illegal drugs before 18 cause body mental development croissance problem?

Can a use of cocaine or any illegal drugs before 18 cause body mental development croissance problem?

Illegal drugs: at any age can cause physical and mental problems. The younger the developing central nervous system (brain and spinal column) the more at risk one can be. Best to avoid them all and look to healthy ways to cope and recover such as exercise, good diet, positive outlook. 12 step programs help many folks. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Have any of you [doctors] encountered someone trying to fake ADHD to get a prescription to ritalin/adderall/concerta/etc for illegal purposes?

Have any of you [doctors] encountered someone trying to fake ADHD to get a prescription to ritalin/adderall/concerta/etc for illegal purposes?

Yes: Pretty common actually. I always ask for a consult with a psychiatrist as well as a medication contract be signed. It is unfortunately a commonly abused group of meds. ...Read more

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Can you get medical marijuana for TMJ?

TMJ: If you have TMJ dysfunction and pain, see a dentist to have it diagnosed and treated. If left untreated over time, it will get worse. Drugs will not help. ...Read more

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Is there any medical use for cocaine?

Is there any medical use for cocaine?

Not really: It's only medical use is in certain procedures, such as rhinoplasty because it has numbing properties and vasoconstriction properties. It has no use in the mental health field. ...Read more

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What causes cannabis to cause mental health problems for some but not for others?

What causes cannabis to cause mental health problems for some but not for others?

Cannabis: If someone is genetically at risk for developing depression, anxiety, or even psychosis (i.e. - schizophrenia), marijuana can hasten their onset and/or exacerbate these disorders. However, almost anyone who uses marijuana frequently enough can develop one or more of these disorders, as the brain will try to adjust by semi-permanently producing or absorbing less of certain chemicals. ...Read more

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Can medical marijuana help seizures?

Can medical marijuana help seizures?

Not Enough Evidence: Marijuana contains many cannabis compounds which differ in convulsants and anticonvulsant properties. There are also unknown properties of marijuana. Further research is needed to determine the effectiveness and side effects of cannabis as an anti-seizure drug. ...Read more

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Is there any legal medical use for peyote?

Not legally: Peyote is not a drug prescribed by physicians. ...Read more

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What are your thoughts on medicinal marijuana use and use of prescription marijuana pills?

What are your thoughts on medicinal marijuana use and use of prescription marijuana pills?

Very different: Marijuana is not a medication; it is not standardized in dose and has not been subjected to rigorous testing as with any medication. "marijuana pills", by which i assume you mean thc or marinol, may have medical uses, and it is standardized in dose and has been subjected to rigorous testing. ...Read more

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What qualifies people for medical marijuana?

What qualifies people for medical marijuana?

Different by State: Each state that has med marijuana laws has different conditions for which weed can be prescribed. Interestingly, Colorado, which has both recreational AND med marijuana laws, recently voted AGAINST medical marijuana for PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). Here is a list you may find useful: http://www.unitedpatientsgroup.com/resources/illnesses-treatable ...Read more

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What is a legal basis for ordering involuntary medication? When a physician or psychiatrist orders a patient to take medication involuntary, what legal reasons can he or she use to justify this or what are the legal reasons a physicians uses to justify pu

What is a legal basis for ordering involuntary medication? When a physician or psychiatrist orders a patient to take medication involuntary, what legal reasons can he or she use to justify this or what are the legal reasons a physicians uses to justify pu

Medication : Medication may be involuntarily administered to a patient in an emergency when it is deemed necessary to protect the safety of that person or other people. The psychiatrist would need to determine that the medication is required to prevent physical injury and that less intrusive alternatives would not be adequate. If this is an issue for you personally, i recommend that you consult an attorney for further advice about the laws in texas. ...Read more

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