Doctor insights on:
Risks With 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: Refer to diagram on right (hopefully u can see small print). ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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