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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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How can I know if I am addicted to marijuana?

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How can I know if I am addicted to marijuana?

Pot: Urges to use, cannot cut down, withdrawal. ...Read more

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If I found marijuana in my teen's room, could they be addicted to other things as well?

If I found marijuana in my teen's room, could they be addicted to other things as well?

Yes: Of course they could, or just marijuana. Have you talked to them yet? Very important to do. You may get an honest answer or if they are addicted you may not. What's your tolerance level. You could request a urine drug screen from them. You and/or them could talk to a doctor or other professional. Hard things to do but in my opinion very important. Seek support, dialog is very important. ...Read more

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Can you be addicted to marijuana, heroin, and crack?

Can you be addicted to marijuana, heroin, and crack?

Yes: If you think you or someone else is addicted to one or more of these you sjould see an addiction counselor and probably see a whole addcition team for help with this. ...Read more

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Can a person get addicted to marijuana as they can to alcohol? Which is worse? Isn't alcohol hard to wean off of? Which is a "healthier" vice?

Can a person get addicted to marijuana as they can to alcohol? Which is worse? Isn't alcohol hard to wean off of? Which is a "healthier" vice?

Thc vs alcohol: Yes both alcohol and marijuana are addictive. Often people with underlying conditions such as social phobia, generalized anxiety disorders and panic disorders use alcohol and or marijuana to self treat. Long term use of marijuana has been associated with development of psychosis (paranoia) and frontal lobe syndrome (apathy). Neither are good vices as it reaches addiction consumption. ...Read more

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I am a marijuana addict. I cannot stop smoking weed. I have tried to quit for weeks and failed. I need help.

I am a marijuana addict. I cannot stop smoking weed. I have tried to quit for weeks and failed. I need help.

Go to doctor: Look up addiction doctors online near your home and make an appointment. They will be able to treat you with medication and therapy. If is very difficult to treat addiction on your own. There are also NA programs that are helpful. Good luck! ...Read more

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I was addicted to meth for over a year. Marijuana aswell. All day daily. I was 9 weeks pregnant when I found out and quit using. What's the risks?!

I was addicted to meth for over a year. Marijuana aswell. All day daily. I was 9 weeks pregnant when I found out and quit using. What's the risks?!

Fetal organs form: the 3rd-8th week post-conception; the brain continues to develop till & after delivery. " Meth" reduces blood flow & oxygen to the fetus, causes strokes or mini-strokes & alters function of dopamine-rich cells in the prefrontal cortex, the " CEO" of the brain causing small head & body, hyperactivity as early as 11-12 mos., & behavior problems. Call 503-385-4714 for Early Intervention services. ...Read more

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How bad is marijuana?

Addiction= disease: Marijuana is not bad. Using marijuana may be harmful. Disease is not a moral problem. Neither the addict or the drug is bad. ...Read more

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Is marijuana bad for you?

Is marijuana bad for you?

Yes: It is bad. May lead to other addictions and may also worsen other psychiatric problems. Talk to your doctor if you feel like you need something to make you feel good. ...Read more

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How dangerous is marijuana?

Somewhat to very: Marijuana is no longer the mellow 70s drug that it is frequently referenced as. Growers have bred it to be many times as potent and sellers even lace it with other chemicals (bleach, formaldehyde, cocaine) to enhance the experience. ...Read more

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What's wrong with marijuana?

What's wrong with marijuana?

Addicting: Cannabis or mariguana can be helpful in a handful of right situations however it is addicting as it's active compund reiforces the pleasure center and Dopamine surge via cannbinoid system in the brain. Regular and increased used ddoes lead to addiction and withdrawal symptoms well defined now. It has been associated with testicular cancer, loss of cognitive ability in adolescents for starters. ...Read more

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How marijuana effects people?

How marijuana effects people?

Many complex effects: Marijuana has a wide range of effects ;this varies from person to person. There are also many strains, some more stimulating, some more sedating. It can be calming, ease muscle tension, stimulate appetite, relieve nausea& aid sleep but may impair memory & concentration. Marijuana contains over 100 different medically active compounds & we are still learning what they do. See http://tinyurl. Com/ybodfues ...Read more

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Effect of marijuana on pac's?

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For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Can you overdose on marijuana?

Can you overdose on marijuana?

Not fatally: I have never seen a report of an overdose of marijuana causing death directly-- although many fatal car accidents are caused by marijuana. 'overdose'-- taking in a higher amount than planned-- can have other effects, like paranoia, sleepiness, impaired judgment. But the effects go away when the thc wears off-- as long as nothing permanent happens from being impaired i.e. Fights or accidents. ...Read more

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Why is marijuana still illegal?

Federal Law: Laws regulating cannabis and other drugs date back to the late 1800's and early 1900's. Although many states have passed laws that attempt to eliminate criminal penalties for marijuana use, current federal law, the controlled substances act of 1970, still classifies cannabis as a schedule one drug. ...Read more

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Is that legal marijuana harmful?

Is that legal marijuana harmful?

Yes: It is not really different from any other marijuana. Alcohol and cigatettes are legal and cause horrible health problems. Whatever views you may have on drug policy, it has negative effects when abused, just like anything you may put in your body. ...Read more

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Can we be honest about marijuana?

Can we be honest about marijuana?

I hope so: I'm not sure what you are asking. I would hope you could be honest with your doctor about marijuana use. Doctors cannot figure out what is going on with their patients if patients don't tell them everything. ...Read more

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Is marijuana good for your health?

Marijuana and health: I would take the morality out of the question or the 'good' versus 'bad' with marijuana use.

Like any substance the over use of this product can lead to intoxication, addiction, and other health or mental health concerns.

But, the direct effect of cannabis on the human tissue is not unhealthy in and of itself. Cannabis can be a good appetite stimulant, an anti-inflammatory, and anxiolytic. ...Read more

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