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Hasn't been reported: but am not sure anybody has ever studied that. Alcohol may reduce the efficacy of some vaccines, but am not aware that methamphetamine (or any other stimulant) has any similar effect. However, smoking methamphetamine does many other horrible things, particularly when chronic- it can cause heart attack, arrhythmia, stroke, sudden death, psychosis, premature aging, tooth loss and many other horrors ...Read more
Pesticides: As far as i know, neither "medical" or other marijuana is routinely tested for pesticides -- which could be a realistic concern for people who want to use it. I saw one news story saying that residues of a pesticide called bifenthrin were found in a sample. This is toxic to mammals who ingest it. It was an isolated example, but if testing is not usually being done, how does anyone really know? ...Read more
Thought medical marijuana for serious illness like cancer. Saw a cnn episode in california where md's were prescribing for anxiety & insomnia. Abuse?
quandary!: As a california physician, this alarms me. To my knowledge, these are not evidence-based practices. Just because a substance is legal, it does not make it a safe medical agent. Marajuana is associated with potentially permanent harmful brain changes that have been clinically determined only to be worth the risk for patients with terminal cancer or severe, treatment refractory pain conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Legal or not...: ... Your body doesn't care. Headache is a very common and non-specific symptom, and it can certainly occur after smoking anything. It could be due to a minor lack of oxygen, eye irritation from the smoke, direct effect of thc, lots of things. All drugs, legal and otherwise, can have side-effects. If you get headaches, consider curtailing your use. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tobacco: It has been intensely studied, but the lack of studies does not mean there is no risk to inhaling weed, the risk is just less well known and less well proven. The demonizing of marijuana as an 'entry drug' may be true in those susceptible, but it also has led to difficulties studying its effects, . ...Read more
It has less: But nobody really knows, since it can be mixed with other plant products, and each "batch" may be very different from another batch. In general, the organic products found in marijuana smoke are not as harmful as those found in tobacco, but in heavy marijuana smokers can still result in bronchitis and even cancer, especially if the person also smokes cigarettes. ...Read more
Probably not.: To be clear, I am not an advocate at all for marijuana use. That said, a literature search confirmed my impression that the likelihood of it causing death is slim to none. One source cited 5 marijuana-related deaths in great britain over a 2-year period, but the proximal cause was inhaled vomit. That said, chronic, heavy use of marijuana is associated with a variety of negative outcomes. ...Read more
Vegan,non-drinker,non-smoker.Is it actually safe 2 smoke vapor cigarettes?Ones w flavors?Is there nicotine in them?Mite enjoy it unless it's unhealthy
Unknown: There is very little known about effects of vapor in the short term or long term. They haven't been around long enough. . There are ones without nicotine or with different amounts of nicotine, but any of them have other chemicals in them if nothing more than the flavoring and as far as I know there is no information about these other chemicals and no quality control ...Read more
Is secondhand marijuana smoke extremely bad for pregnant women to be around? What are the causes of secondhand marijuana smoke around newborn babies?
In a way, yes: Some of the toxins inhaled from the smoke will enter your blood and travel through the umbilical cord to baby.It is well documented that the newborn affected by marijuana smoke will have a smaller skull volume & the question of related learning problems has conflicting findings.Your best approach to any such exposure is to avoid them at any stage of pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am allergic to cigarette smoke. I sometimes pass by smokers who exhale cigarette smoke & inhale this smoke. Can this inhalation cause lung cancer?
I am allergic to cigarette smoke. I passed by a smoker who exhaled cigarette smoke. I inhaled that smoke.Can this smoke inhalation cause lung cancer?
Unlikely: While second hand smoke is not good, an occasional exposure is not likely to materially change your risk for lung cancer. Please note that about 10% of lung cancers occur in non-smokers. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. 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. ...Read more
Will marijuana use, using a vaporizer (no smoke or combustion) affect pancreas, liver or kidney. I under tobacco smoke does, even marijuana smoke. But vaporizing eliminates all toxins. ?
No.: Vaporizing merely eliminates smoke . A marijuana joint burns up to 2, 012 degrees fahrenheit (1.100 degree c) and in the process creates many harmful carcinogens. Smoke is the prime cause of lung cancer and other respiratory disorders but it doesn't eliminate all toxins. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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://bit.Ly/1bypqfd. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many potentially: Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times & slowed problem solving. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Time: Marijuana "withdrawal" with sleep problems, anxiety and irritability occurs but in the vast majority of cases, the only thing that is needed is time and abstinence, and these symptoms will pass within days to weeks. It depends on how the person smokes - how often, for how long, how deeply they inhale, and the quality of the marijuana. Good nutrition, adequate vitamins are all that are needed. ...Read more
More negatives : If you're dying from an incurable disease can't eat & have lots of nausea, then mj is for you. Otherwise, mj is a disaster. Takes away motivation, reasoning, perception & persistence. Is definitely a "gateway" drug since mj users think its cool to smoke, then they're more willing to use other drugs. If you haven't used, don't. If you have, stop. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medications?: What r ur medications? The info u r giving is 2 vague 2 know what would happen, u probably mean if it would b safe "doing" mj while on meds. Ur location state is md where mj is not legal. If u "do" mj u take 2 risks 1/ ur mental health w/an unexpected "bad trip": high anxiety w/paranoïd ideation & derealization or psychosis outbreak (brief or not) 2/ legal trouble. B safe & save ur $ 2. Thx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No science here: Mdma / ecstasy is now a familiar recreational drug, less deadly than cocaine, heroin, or methamphetamine but with some effects that may be serious and are under study. So far, there's no scientific work or pop wisdom on its interaction with cannabis. Whatever the wisdom of the laws, these substances are illegal and the supplies unregulated. Peace and love. ...Read more
Many: Mj is not safe and has many side effects including; dry mouth (cotton mouth), wt gain, sedation, poor judgement, inappropriate affects, panic attacks, paranoia, anxiety, loss of drive, depression and hallucinations (mostly distortions of touch and time). On withdrawal is insomnia, irritability and anxiety. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: An addiction is a brain disease. It causes a person to engage in behaviors which may lead to dire consequences. The person knows that but engages in the behavior anyway, because they are addicted. It is all about the consequences. Is a person missing work or school or spending too much money or getting in trouble with the law? Cannabis use can lead to addiction, especially with regular use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer