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Doctor insights on: The Good And Bad Of Marijuana

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Is the usage of marijuana good for health? I read loads of articles saying they're good, not one mentioned it being bad.

Is the usage of marijuana good for health? I read loads of articles saying they're good, not one mentioned it being bad.

Avoid: Researchers at yale university have discovered more evidence of the relationship btwn thc and psychosis, in this research schizophrenia. http://mentalhealth.about.com/od/chemicaldependency/a/thcyale604.htm. They suggest anyone with a fam history of schiz to avoid. Because of the genetic overlap among all major mental illnesses, unless fam history is clean as a whistle, why tempt fate? ...Read more

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Marijuana refers to the various preparations of the Cannabis plant into the psychoactive drug for recreational use ...Read more


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I am wondering if medical marijuana would be a good idea. I have very bad anxiety and I am on medication for it but it doesn't seem to really help?

I am wondering if medical marijuana would be a good idea. I have very bad anxiety and I am on medication for it but it doesn't seem to really help?

No: Marijuana is not a good treat, ENT for anxiety, especially in a young person. It frequently actually increases anxiety, and paranoia. Heavy use has been associated with increased risk of psychosis. ...Read more

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I was a heavy smoker for 3 years or so..Mixing tobacco with marijuana. Have recently quit but spit up a lot of tar. Is this a good sign or bad one?

I was a heavy smoker for 3 years or so..Mixing tobacco with marijuana. Have recently quit but spit up a lot of tar. Is this a good sign or bad one?

Tar: cleaning out: It is a good sign. It is often difficult for actively smoking humans to clean up or clear out their lungs. It surprises some that in the early months after quitting smoking they cough more and often have more productive junk when they cough. But, as your lungs clear out this tar and other waste products you will get to a healthier ability to breath and the lungs can begin to heal. ...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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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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How bad is marijuana for your health?

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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Is marijuana bad for you if you smoke it ?

Is marijuana bad for you if you smoke it ?

Yes: You've probably heard the standard warnings about addiction, marijuana being a gateway drug, what smoking does to your lungs, what marijuana does to your memory etc. Please see: http://teens.drugabuse.gov/drug-facts/marijuana I hope this helps. Take good care of your health. ...Read more

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Is medicinal marijuana actually good for you?

Is medicinal marijuana actually good for you?

It is: helpful in certain circumstances for certain symptoms or conditions. ...Read more

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What are the bad effects of consuming marijuana?

Esp. bad when young: The worst effects are due to regular use by those younger than 18; there is evidence it can impair brain development ; reduce intelligence. In all ages it can cause anxiety in some. It can irritate the lungs. Some become addicted ; use it as an escape. However, the bad effects should be considered in relation to the benefits. See http://www.Cnn.Com/2012/11/07/health/marijuana-research-roundup/. ...Read more

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Why is marijuana bad for you if it comes from a natural source?

Why is marijuana bad for you if it comes from a natural source?

Rattlesnakes: Although I love to recommend natural products whenever likely to be helpful or appropriate, I must also say: just because something is natural does not necessarily make it healthy. Tobacco is just as naturally-sourced as marijuana, yet its dangers are finally now widely known. Poison ivy is natural. So are rattlesnakes. Marijuana has addiction potential and can harm vulnerable individuals. ...Read more

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I have a good friend who smokes synthetic marijuana everyday. Can synthetic marijuana be addicting? He said he feels like it is sometimes.

I have a good friend who smokes synthetic marijuana everyday. Can synthetic marijuana be addicting? He said he feels like it is sometimes.

Sort of: One of the defining characteristics of addictive substances is they promote tolerance and they cause a withdrawal syndrome. These are not as well defined for thc as other drugs, marijuana use can become disruptive to one's life and work and relationships so it does fit some of the other criteria of addiction. ...Read more

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What are the bad effects of using marijuana ? Such as nurological and physical ?

THC and Psychosis: If you have a personal or family history of psychosis then smoking thc is contraindicated. Thc can cause social anxiety and certainly it can worsen it as well. Thc causes a fixation of the personality at the age that you were at when you started using it. This explains the often adolescent like behavior of adults who indulge frequently in thc. It can also impair your ability to think rationally. I have seen several extreme cases of depersonalization from smoking up to 15 joints a day for 13 years. This occurred in two best friends. ...Read more

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Is marijuana good for asthma?

Is marijuana good for asthma?

Lung damage: Smoking anything will worsen a respiratory condition such as asthma. If you have ever seen the inside of a pipe used for smoking pot, imagine what you are putting inside your lungs. In addition, pot worsens anxiety and depression, wreaks havoc with the sleep cycle, suppresses the immune system, reverses the balance of sex hormones in both men and women, etc. See your md for other solutions. ...Read more

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Marijuana for nausea, is this good?

Marijuana for nausea, is this good?

Legal alternative: Marijuana is legal is over twenty states nationally, and does not have the sedative side effects of many prescription anti nausea drugs. Another positive effect is stimulation of appetite. This can be critical in aids patients, and those suffering from nausea and vomiting due to cancer chemotherapy. It is my professional opinion is that cannibus usage for many medical diagnosis will expand fast. ...Read more

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Is marijuana good for hypothyroidism?

No: It's not good or bad. The only treatment for hypothyroidism is the proper dose of brand name T4 replacement. ...Read more

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Is marijuana bad to smoke every once in a while?

Is marijuana bad to smoke every once in a while?

A little: There is no safe level of exposure to smoke. Otherwise, occasional use will result in cognitive impairment (being stupid) for at least 24 hrs after each use. Each person has to decide how good or bad that might be. ...Read more

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Is still smoking marijuana bad wile having an open?

An open what?: I'm sorry, but i don't understand your question. "an open" . . . What? Can you please share a little more information, and we can try again. Thanks. ...Read more

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How bad can smoking 1-2 blunts of marijuana a day be?

See the websites: www.drugabuse.gov/publications/marijuana...marijuana...body here you will find the effects that marijuana smoking can have on your body and your mind. You should quit now while you are ahead. Seek out help if you need to. ...Read more

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If marijuana is so bad, why is it prescribed for patients?

Pro's vs Con's: Cannabis is helpful for some medical conditions but does have drawbacks. The psychiatric side effects can sometimes be very debilitating. ...Read more

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Does marijuana have a bad effect to people who have esophagitis?

Does marijuana have a bad effect to people who have esophagitis?

It could: Esophagitis isn't the first thing you think of with smoking marijuana, but i did find one case where this happened. Also it caused a cyclic vomiting syndrome -- again, different from the usual expected result. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc2658859/ in this case, the patient had grade 2 distal esophagitis. If it was my own esophagus, i wouldn't want to add further risk. ...Read more

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I recently found out I have pe is it bad if I have a marijuana edible ?

Likely no effect: It is unlikely that it would have an effect as long as you are properly treated for your PE. ...Read more

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I want to know if it's dangerous to take riva oxazépam 15 mg occasionally and marijuana? I know it's not very good for sure but i want details

MJ and oxazepam: Oxazepam is a benzodiazepine. There have been 20 reports to the fda of serious interaction when combining these two substances. These reports date from 8/23/13. Hallucinations, depression, obsessive/compulsive sxs. , phantom pain, and fetal death were the top negative interactions cited. My concern is one never knows what is in, nor for that matter how potent the mj is until smoked. Best not to do. ...Read more

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Is marijuana bad for a inflamed liver?

Is marijuana bad for a inflamed liver?

IN my opinion yes: You will encounter different effects here about this on the internet. He is onethe physical effects of marijuana on the liver system www.Marijuana-syndromes.Com/marijuana-syndromes-physical-liver.Html? one of the first ways you can tell if unbalanced marijuana is affecting a person's liver system is if s/he starts feeling dizzy and having trouble walking when s/he is ... ...Read more

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Is it bad for my baby to breathe in marijuana?

Is it bad for my baby to breathe in marijuana?

yes: Yes it is bad for babies to breath marijuana smoke. It is also bad for the moms. Staying clean is not bad for moms or for babies. You need to be clean to take care of baby. Get help if you need it. Call na hotline, ask your dr or call 1855detox 00 if necessary. If it is not you smoking marijuana, ask the smoker to stay away from the baby. Please. ...Read more

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Is smoking marijuana bad if you have addisons disease?

Yes,Yes.: If you smoke majuana (unprescribed by md) that is bad. If you have addison's disease and smoke marijuana that is more bad. I wish you can decide to fight these 2 disorders and reclaim the healthy life you deserve. Get help for both problems. Life can be good. ...Read more

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Is it bad to smoke marijuana while using the nuvaring?

Yes: It is always bad to smoke marijuana, especially when you are taking anti-depressants like citalopram and prozac (fluoxetine). Marijuana is a depressant. ...Read more

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Is marijuana bad for rheumatoid arthritis?

Is marijuana bad for rheumatoid arthritis?

Probably not: Those who like to use marijuana for medical purposes say marijuana has pain-relieving and inflammation-reducing properties. They say mj is useful for treating rheumatoid arthritis. However, it is unknown whether or not mj is less effective or has worse side effects than the currently available legal prescription and over-the-counter medicines; which have known purities, ingredients, and effects. ...Read more

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Which kind of marijuana is good for muscle spasms?

None: I know of no data that would recommend marijuana for muscle spasms. ...Read more

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Is marijuana bad for your heart? 19 y/o just curious...

Marijuana: increases heart rate. If you experience shortness of breath, chest pain, palpitations or dizziness and smoke mj, see your pcp to be checked. See: http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/marijuana Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What can cause bad trip smoking marijuana?

Mostly the marijuana: Cannabis is a psychoactive drug, and many people, especially those with underlying anxiety, social phobias and other problems may have a bad response to using it. Some people have panic attacks precipitated, and some people literally have "bad trips" with hallucinations, delusions, paranoia etc. Sometimes it is also cut with other drugs, including angel dust (PCP or phencyclidine) or synthetics. ...Read more

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Is marijuana good for my constant back pain?

Is marijuana good for my constant back pain?

No.: You need to determine the cause of your back pain. Remember tolerance to thc d, " is better than eradicating the cause!evelops, and short term benefits will be lost. But your suggestion is essentially asking if "masking the pain. ...Read more

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Is the smell of growing unsmoked marijuana bad for a infant?

Is the smell of growing unsmoked marijuana bad for a infant?

Hmmmm: Probably not as bad as having parents who smoke the marijuana around the infant, while they're supposed to be taking care of him/her. Relating with a baby -- sober -- helps him develop emotionally and intellectually. Very important to be clear yourself while parenting. ...Read more

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Can ativan (lorazepam) be used to calm down a bad marijuana trip?

Yes but: It should only be used under supervision. Is the bad mmarijuana trip actually the sign of another problem? ...Read more

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Are there any known bad side effects or death from smoking marijuana?

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Are there any known bad side effects or death from smoking marijuana?

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 more

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Can marijuana be bad for me if I have an implated icd and brugada syndrome?

Can marijuana be bad for me if I have an implated icd and brugada syndrome?

Could be bad: Brugada syndrome is a potentially life-threatening heart rhythm disorder. Marijuana can acutely raise heart rate and blood pressure -- and also make people more likely to have a heart attack. Coronary artery disease increases incidence of marijuana-induced acute angina even more. Discuss with your own physician -- but if your heart health matters to you, smoking marijuana isn't smart. ...Read more

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I know smoking is bad regardless., but how much marijuana consumption is considered unhealthy?

Amount is irrelevant: It is not a specific amount but a pattern of use that is worrisome. Are there negative consequences (including a reduction of intellectial fuction and increase in restlessless when we are not using)? Are you using daily and never letting your head clear? Do the people around you express concern? Then you have a problem. ...Read more

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Marijuana plus ssri. Bad combination? The ssri is a follow up to nicotine deaddiction medication.

Marijuana plus ssri. Bad combination? The ssri is a follow up to nicotine deaddiction medication.

Bad combination: Sounds like you're still in an addiction pattern, if still using marijuana. And yes, this is a bad combination if you want to end your addictive behavior. ...Read more

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