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Doctor insights on: Risks With Marijuana

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What are the health risks of smoking marijuana?

What are the health risks of smoking marijuana?

Mental Health risks: Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic, delusions, paranoia, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times ; slowed problem solving. ...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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Early pregnancy risks - tetratogens include marijuana?

Early pregnancy risks - tetratogens include marijuana?

Perhaps.: In early pregnancy marijuana is thought to interfer with neurodevelopment in the fetus. ...Read more

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What risk does recreational marijuana use have on older male or female fertility?

What risk does recreational marijuana use have on older male or female fertility?

Marijuana: The use of marijuana/weed can have various effects depending on the individual variables
and what really is in the "joint" it can impact health in so many ways and its always advisable not to use to prevent any bad outcomes. ...Read more

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What are the risk of smoking marijuana and breastfeeding my baby?

What are the risk of smoking marijuana and breastfeeding my baby?

Why risk the harm?: Not enough is known as this would not be an ethical study to expose infants to a potentially harmful drug. I thank you for asking, and hope if you are the one considering using marijuana, that you visit with your doctor for an alternative "treatment" that is better known / more likley to be safe for you both. ...Read more

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What are the risk of smoking synthetic marijuana?

What are the risk of smoking synthetic marijuana?

Very bad risk: Risks include psychosis with hallucinations, agitation, and paranoia. Spice can increase heart rate and blood pressure -- & can reduce blood supply to the heart. In some cases it has caused heart attack. Synthetic marijuana contains unidentified herbal material sprayed with unquantified amounts of a substance that mimics thc. So, you don't know what you're getting. Can be highly addictive too. ...Read more

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What are the risks and benefits of marijuana vs pharmaceuticals?

What are the risks and benefits of marijuana vs pharmaceuticals?

Thought about this: Comedian chris rock does a very funny stand-up routine about why the gov't allows prescription drugs but not illegal recreational drugs. I always tell my patients, I've never had a patient walk into my office and say, "my life has been getting better since I started using ______." (fill in the blank: pot, alcohol, cocaine, molly...). They routinely say this with the appropriate prescription. ...Read more

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What are the risks of smoking medical marijuana with mild mitral valve prolapse?

Probably low: The greater risk of marijuana use is injury to the brain and lungs. Although many states have "legalized" it's use, marijuana is NOT safe. ...Read more

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How bad is marijuana?

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?

Unclear question: What is pac's?
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?

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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What are the effects of marijuana?

What are the effects of marijuana?

Many bad ones: Mj impacts the efficiency of cognitive neurons in the frontal lobes taking away logic and judgment. This occurs during acute intoxication and chronically. If you haven't used this dangerous drug, then don't start. Mj use has been connected to increased risk for schizophrenia in many studies. Hanging out with friends who use is a mistake. ...Read more

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Does marijuana help wounds to heal?

Does marijuana help wounds to heal?

NO: Many that advocate for either the medicinal or recreational use of marijuana tend to ascribe all sorts of beneficial effects, much like snake oil salesmen from earlier (and modern) days. The simple fact that marijuana has the best safety profile of any potential substance of abuse is probably reason enough to relax regulations in a society that continues to condone cigarettes and alcohol. ...Read more

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Why does marijuana gets me aroused?

It's complicated: The chemistry may be complex, but the short answer is: mj is a drug. Drugs can do many things to the mind, so it isn't at all strange that hypersexuality is one of those effects. ...Read more

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In which states is marijuana legal?

None: Marijuana is not legal in the us unless used for medical purposes only. There are 17 states that allow medicinal marijuana. The list is on the web, just google it. ...Read more

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What are the dangers with marijuana?

What are the dangers with marijuana?

Many, such as...: A person can become dependent on marijuana. Drug dependence is the body's physical need, or addiction, to a particular substance, in order for the person to feel like he is functioning normally. Over time, drug dependence leads to physical harm in the user's brain and body, to behavior problems, and to association with people who also abuse drugs and commit crimes to obtain drugs. ...Read more

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What's the significance of marijuana?

What's the significance of marijuana?

Using it, right?: Mj has been linked to a 3-fold increase in schizophrenia. It's use has been linked to decreased brain function, & linked to shrinkage of the thalamus, an important brain structure that controls or modulates neural activity. All in all, a wolf in sheep's clothing. In many cases it is definitely a gateway drug introducing acceptance to other drug experimentation & possibly addictions. It's illegal. ...Read more

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How can I clean my body of marijuana?

Cannabis Detox: To rid your body of Cannabis, do not smoke anymore. It can take up to one month for the THC levels in your system to no longer register on a urine drug screen. THC is stored in the body's fat cells and can take up to six months to be completely gone from your system. That's how you do it, one day at a time. Good luck. ...Read more

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How bad is marijuana for your health?

Cannabis: Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic, delusions, paranoia, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times ; slowed problem solving. ...Read more

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Can you overdose on marijuana and die?

Herbal overdose?????: To my knowledge, and I am a marijuana prescribing physician in the state of hawaii, no one in history has ever overdosed, of died from the use of marijuana. Cannibus it is now legal in I believe 18 states nationally for medical conditions that vary state to state. Dispite its "black history" many patients nationally have found it helpful. We need to curb the opoid consumption in this country, . ...Read more

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How do I get marijuana our of my system?

Marijuana: The straightforward answer is stop using.

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How do I get marijuana out of my system?

Don't use it: There is no way to 'flush' it from your system. Attempts to do so through dilution will be picked up testing (which is quite sophisticated). ...Read more

Ganja (Definition)

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