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Synthetic Marijuana Side Effects
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
Lowered IQ?: Adolescents can have the same side effects as adults, such as anxiety & confusion, but studies suggest the developing adolescent brain may be damaged by regular cannabis use. Other studies suggest little harm. Scientists agree it is less harmful than alcohol but there is little consensus beyond this. I advise avoiding regular use until age 18, at least until further research is done.See comment:. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How often do people become ill from unknowingly consuming tainted marijuana? What could side effects be?
Hard to know: Marijuana can be adulterated with all kind of things -- from pesticides to other hallucinogens. Symptoms depend on the particular "extra" substance, on top of marijuana's ability to induce psychosis all by itself in some. How to measure the frequency of this adulteration? Marijuana is usually sold far from the place it was grown & packaged, so answers are elusive. Another reason for user beware. ...Read more
I am feeling side effects from marijuana 24 hours after i smoked. When will this go away ? I am 5'8 130 pounds and the weed was strong.
Up to few more days: Thc, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, has a half-life of 2-10 days depending on the amount smoked. If the half-life is 3 days that means it will take 3 days for half of it to leave your system & 6 days for 3/4 of it to be eliminated. Despite this most people only feel effects for several hours after smoking. The effects will lessen day by day. Sounds like this is not a good herb for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lung cancer & psych: Long-term effects of marijuana use include lung cancer (since marijuana smoking, like cigarette smoking, includes tar), dental problems, and the development/exacerbation of psychosis. On the short-term though, there is no significant mortality due to marijuana use and no deaths from marijuana overdose have ever been reported. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What does marijuana actually do to your body, as in long and short term side effects, that I can explain to my 18 year old nephew who will not quit?
Marijuana: In the short-term, mj can cause feeling of euphoria and increased appetite, which are not necessarily bad things. But it can impair your ability to perform tasks requiring concentration like driving a car, make you sleepy with red eyes, reduced social inhibition and reduced short-term memory or anxiety. Long-term side effects include infertility due to reduced libido and low testosterone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No. Cannabis: Has mild anti-emetic effects, appetite stimulation, and a feeling of well being for many that can be dysphoric for others. Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) (clindamycin) has no adverse effects that this help. The most obvious is diarrhea caused by its effect on gut flora that can be qute serious. ...Read more
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