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Medical Marijuana (Definition)

It is the parts of the herb cannabis used as a physician-recommended form of medicine or herbal therapy or as synthetic forms such as thc. Some uses are; to ameliorate nausea/vomiting, to stimulate hunger in aids or chemotherapy patients, to treat glaucoma, neurogenic ...Read more


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If I can't smoke medical marijuana, then what about mirinol?

If I can't smoke medical marijuana, then what about mirinol?

Ask your Dr: Marinol (dronabinol) is a legal prescription in the us for the treatment of nausea/vomiting related to chemotherapy, or for aids-associated appetite loss or weight loss. Cesamet (nabilone) is also legal to prescribe for n/v from chemo. Both are expensive and use is limited by insurance co's. ...Read more

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Is it safe to smoke medical marijuana before a routine blood test?

You'll have some: Explaining to do. If you have a medical card and script for marijuana, then you'll have to show all the blood testers that information before hand so if they do screen for street drugs then they will find what they expected to find. ...Read more

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Can I smoke medical marijuana on 200 mg of topirimate (used for weight loss)? Not a lot obviously only for chronic pain.

Side effects...: ...of marijuana include increased appetite and weight gain, so it kind of ruins whatever effect you are hoping for from topiramate. Sounds like an individual decision, how bad the pain is vs the weight problem, and is the pain weight related -- in which case cannabis is the last thing you'd want for the pain. ...Read more

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I have bipolar disorder type 2 will it worsen or effect me if I smoke marijuana? I'm a 18 year old male and I take lithium 900ml and zyprexa 5ml for my medication and I was wondering, if I smoke medical marijuana, would it do a bad effect on me or will it

Yes: Bipolar appears to be mediated by multiple neurotransmitter systems in the brain, in particular serotonin. Therefore, when people with bipolar (1 or 2) take antidepressants it can provoke outright mania. Thc has a similar effect (among others) and also provokes a paranoid response. Your brain is a delicate mechanism--when manic, it's an untuned ferrari. Don't throw a wrench into the pistons! ...Read more

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I am on medical marijuana but just got a picc line in from a infection. Can I still smoke my medical marijuana with a picc line?

Yes: Smoking marijuana and having a picc line in have not contraindications. It would be good to know why your are taking the marijuana. It alone could affect your general health but I see no connection to this and the picc line itself. I would discuss this thoroughly with your prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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I'm a medical marijuana how long do I hold in a puff of smoke?

Who knows?: This is exactly the problem with "medical" marijuana. Doctors are not trained in the ins and outs of marijuana use. All we can do is "recommend" it. It's not really a prescription. That said, smoking it may not be the safest way to consume it because of possible damage to your lungs. Consider eating it (in cookies or other food) or using a vaporizer. Ask specifics at your local dispensary. ...Read more

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I'm a medical marijuana how long do I hold in a puff of smoke?

I'm a medical marijuana how long do I hold in a puff of smoke?

Please defer this: Question to a physician with expertise in medical marihuana. ...Read more

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How is medical marijuana dosed? If I smoke marijuana for my HIV symptoms, how often and how much is normally prescribed?

How is medical marijuana dosed? If I smoke marijuana for my HIV symptoms, how often and how much is normally prescribed?

Medical Use of MJ: It is nearly impossible to overdose with marijuana. It is also nearly impossible to harm yourself with marijuana.
But, one should use enough of this herb to quell the symptoms...

Common reasons for using marijuana for medical purposes is for nausea and other GI cramping. It is used to stimulate the hunger mechanism so that one wants to eat when they are ill. ...Read more

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If medical marijuana is prescribed for treatment of a degenerative disease, is it legal and safe to smoke while breastfeeding? Via vapor/edibles.

If medical marijuana is prescribed for treatment of a degenerative disease, is it legal and safe to smoke while breastfeeding? Via vapor/edibles.

Breastfeeding on Pot: Data indicate that active components of marijuana"pot" are excreted into breastmilk and concentrate in infants. Human and animal studies clearly suggest that early exposure to cannabis is not without risk, and that breastmilk cannabis exposure can produce long-term changes in behavior and mental health. See more at http://www. Infantrisk. Com/content/effects-marijuana-fetus-and-breastfeeding-infants. ...Read more

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Can I get medical marijuana anywhere yet?

Can I get medical marijuana anywhere yet?

17 states and DC: There are 17 U.S. States that have legalized medical marijuana. You can look the list easily on google. Com on the internet. There are rules that must be followed and they vary by state. ...Read more

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What are some uses for medical marijuana?

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What are some uses for medical marijuana?

Pot: Severe glaucoma, intractable pain in terminal illnesses are few. ...Read more

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What qualifies people for medical marijuana?

What qualifies people for medical marijuana?

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 more

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Can medical marijuana be used to treat anything?

Yup: Mj treats anorexia (inability to eat), nausea and pain in dying patients. It has usefulness in glaucoma. It heals nothing, helps improve nothing, cures nothing. ...Read more

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What diseases qualify for a medical marijuana card?

What diseases qualify for a medical marijuana card?

Depends on the state: This varies by each state which has a medical marijuana program. You can usually check on line easily for your state. ...Read more

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Are there any drawbacks to vaporizing medical marijuana?

Concerns: I would be concerned about doing that. Marijuana smoke contains bronchial irritants. Prolonged use of cannabis can lead to airway inflammation, wheezing & increases in sputum production. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: medical marijuana?

Medical Marijuana: It is the parts of the herb cannabis used as a physician-recommended form of medicine or herbal therapy or as synthetic forms such as thc. Some uses are; to ameliorate nausea/vomiting, to stimulate hunger in aids or chemotherapy patients, to treat glaucoma, neurogenic pain, spasticity, & asthma. ...Read more

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What is the difference between regular and medical marijuana?

Marijuana: There is not any difference. The term medical marijuana has become a circus in this country. But, marijuana can be used to alleviate some significant medical symptoms in long term and terminal illnesses. ...Read more

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What's better for your health medical marijuana or prescribed pills?

For what problem?: The problem with medical marijuana at least in my state is no regulation or real diagnosis is needed to recieve it, one time visit for licence, then its pick your flavor at the dispenceries. No follow up in many cases. Opiate medications can be problematic as well. Many diagnosis would not require either if properly evaluated. For chronic pain opiates can be a great tool, but not a cure all. ...Read more

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What conditions do you feel medical marijuana should be an option for?

Not fully clear, but: Information of interest follows:
1. European study of multiple sclerosis pts with spasticity, found some relief from smoking mj 2. Recent study seemed to show improved tremor in some parkinson's pts.
3. Some folks are convinced that their migraine events can be quelled by using marijuana regularly. But, realize, consistent scientific research studies are not completed yet. (? Placebo effect?). ...Read more

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Has medical marijuana been proven to effectively treat any medical conditions?

So far the data is: Too limited to say anything with confidence on that subject. This is my understanding. We are simply too early in the process of studying this to know that this is beneficial and that the benefits outweigh the risks. There are promising studies in cell culture and animal models, but neither of those are proof of any specific activity in Humans that compares to the cell culture and animal research ...Read more

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What are some negative and positive affects of medical marijuana? (short term and long term)

What are some negative and positive affects of medical marijuana? (short term and long term)

Few ++, many - - - -: Use of marijuana has been reported to reduce pain in some situation, and can increase appetite for those needing additional nutrition. Use of marijuana is still mostly illegal at this time. It can cause psychological dependency, poor memory, poor work performance and relationship. Hallucination and risk of depression. Poor judegement, danger to self/others while driving etc. Be good, safe, alive! ...Read more

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Hi yes I had for got to say yesterday that if I also if I can get help on medical marijuana card?

Not a chat room: Your question suggests you are carrying on a chat with someone. This public HT site randomly presents your questions (tens of thousands come in per day) to any of 70, 000 docs who answer them. Your questions/answers are not linked. We have no way to review your prior questions and followup questions are not sent to anyone specific. We also do not get cards for you. Find a doc and follow the law. ...Read more

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How is medical marijuana working out in the states that have legalized it? Are more than half of the users faking illnesses?

How is medical marijuana working out in the states that have legalized it? Are more than half of the users faking illnesses?

California experienc: The average age of a prescription marijuana user in california is 20 years old. Authorities there have been cracking down on illicit prescribers and vendors who abuse the medical mj laws of their state. ...Read more

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Can you get medical marijuana for TMJ?

TMJ: If you have TMJ dysfunction and pain, see a dentist to have it diagnosed and treated. If left untreated over time, it will get worse.
Drugs will not help. ...Read more

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Can medical marijuana help with anxiety?

Not the answer: Research is lacking, but though marijuana can ameliorate anxiety, it cannot do so in a way that renders patients functional. The goal of treatment of anxiety (or any psych disorder) is to alleviate distress of the symptom (s) and restore the patient to previous level of functioning. Marijuana is too impairing to functioning to be a viable treatment option. ...Read more

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Can medical marijuana benefit spasticity?

No: There is no current evidence to support the use of cannabis as an antispasmodic. However, there is very little research to support it's use for any conditions except to increase appetite and glaucoma. It me be helpful for other conditions, but hasn't been proven yet. Mild evidence for chronic pain. ...Read more

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I have glaucoma. Is it okay to take medical marijuana?

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Glaucoma: As long as there are safer treatments for glaucoma, marijuana is not ok. ...Read more

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I have a.D.D and dislexia can I get medical marijuana?

Probably not: I am not thinking that those conditions would presently constitute indications for the introduction of medical marijuana. There needs to be more research into the applications of medical marijuana and although there may be possibilities to utilize medical marijuana for the treatment of psychiatric conditions there is presently no awareness of its capacity to reduce symptoms in add and dyslexia. ...Read more

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Medical marijuana how long does it take to not show on a drug test?

Up to a month: There are numerous products available on the internet, and available in some stores that are engineered to mask thc in the urine. One such product is called 'test clean.' this could be an option to consider. Check it out. ...Read more

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What is your view of medical marijuana for treating Crohn's disease?

What is your view of medical marijuana for treating Crohn's disease?

Mixed bag: I agree with dr. Baker, but see in my chronic illness counseling practice lots of pot use, because some GI docs are routinely recommending it to young patients. This is a pain reliever right now; not a cure. Heavy pot use stops people from working on other issues (family, work) that may be fueling the inflammation, not good. Long term use also presupposes that chronic pain (inflammation) is ok. ...Read more

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I got told that medical marijuana can help with drepression is that true?

I got told that medical marijuana can help with drepression is that true?

No: I'm not sure who would tell you such a thing, but it's not factual. Intoxication with marijuana may result in a temporary sense of relaxation or even giggles, but this is not the same as "helping with depression." to really be helpful with depression, the substance would need to cause all symptoms to remit -- and be sustained over time, not only during intoxication. Marijuana doesn't do this. ...Read more

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Where do I obtain medical marijuana? Is marijuana something I will be able to get through my pharmacist, or is it dispensed differently?

Check your state: Please check to see if your state has a medical marijuana law and if so, the specifics. The rules for every state vary widly. ...Read more

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How 2 get Medical marijuana for fibromyalgia in Canada Toronto, ON., how to do it? Please help my pain is unbelievable. Nerve blocks aren't enough.

How 2 get Medical marijuana for fibromyalgia in Canada Toronto, ON., how to do it? Please help my pain is unbelievable. Nerve blocks aren't enough.

Congratulations: You are fortunate to live in a place that does offer this beneficial substance. There are various info websites, but here's one:
http://ontariomedicalmarijuana. Ca/index. Html

I hope it helps you! ...Read more

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