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Medical Reasons To Use Marijuana
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does using medical marijuana (its legal in my state) help hypertension, as edibles, not smoking it?
In medical examination of visa interview are there any chances for drug users to be identified? Medical
No : Drug test not included in medical exam, but doctor may ask you about using drugs. ...Read more
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
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
I live in California and am seeking a medicinal cannabis card. Are there any medical marijuana doctors out there that I can talk to online?
Good faith physical: face to face as required by California law. Also patients should have a documented medical record of diagnosis. ...Read more
Have any of you [doctors] encountered someone trying to fake ADHD to get a prescription to ritalin/adderall/concerta/etc for illegal purposes?
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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