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Medical Reasons To Use Marijuana
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
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
How is medical marijuana working out where they have legalized it? Why won't patients just use marijuana prescription pills?
Seizures: Mmmm, no, not prescribed anyway.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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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