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Doctor insights on: Weed Smoking

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I don't smoke but I'm curious about weed smoking because people argue about it when I tell them any kind of smoke is bad! Is weed bad?

I don't smoke but I'm curious about weed smoking because people argue about it when I tell them any kind of smoke is bad! Is weed bad?

Bad and maybe good: Unfortunately most info on 'weed' is generated by government funded research. If the researchers find positive aspects they say they won't report them due to the threat of not being funded the next time. Until weed is legal we won't know the real story. Many cultures claim it as a sacred healing herb. The us pharmacopeia, pre-1950's, included it as a treatment for a variety of illnesses. ...Read more

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I m addicted to weed smoking. And I too smoke cigrettes. Is weed more dangerous than cigrette or cigrette is more dangerous than weed. My age is 19?

Tobacco & weed: Cigarette smoking, impairs ur lungs & respiratory functions, ur blood vessels, ur heart & kidneys, ur bladder, ur skin, etc. But not so much ur brain. Big smokers keep their mind clear. On the opposite, mj is very dangerous to the brain & may trigger "bad trip" w/ high anxiety, paranoid iideation, depersonalization, etc. Best advice is 4 u 2 quit both of them slowly under medical monitoring.. ...Read more

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Good evening Dr. My subconjunctival hemorrhage has spread. Is it because of my weed smoking?

Good evening Dr. My subconjunctival hemorrhage has spread. Is it because of my weed smoking?

Probably: Weed smoking is bad, smoke is bad going into lungs and constricts arteries, , less oxygen to small vessels, , marijuana in pill form like marinol has been around over 30 years and helps with some cancer conditions such as appetite and pain but smoking, no, very bad and may lead to conjunctivitis if not cancer ...Read more

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Please answer! What damages can weed smoking cause you other than lung damage.?

Please answer! What damages can weed smoking cause you other than lung damage.?

Many: 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. Some people develop a dry mouth, have a rapid heart rate, develop respiratory irritation or may feel hungry. ...Read more

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I quit smoking weed started smoking cigarettes tried to smoke weed again now every time I try to smoke weed I get anxiety when will it disappear?

I quit smoking weed started smoking cigarettes tried to smoke weed again now every time I try to smoke weed I get anxiety when will it disappear?

In a few hours: Your anxiety from smoking marijuana should disappear within a few hours as the effects of the marijuana dissipate, but will likely come back every time you smoke it. While most find cannabis to be calming, many react with anxiety. Possibly the combination of tobacco & cannabis is causing this; in either event stop smoking cigarettes-it's the best thing you can do for your health. See my comment:. ...Read more

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I quit smoking weed started smoking cigarettes tried to smoke weed again had 1 anxiety attack but I can't smoke no more will the anxiety go away?

Yes: The effects of smoking marijuana generally last just a few hours- the effects will wane hour by hour and within 6-8 hours you will likely be feeling no effect. However, it may feel like a much longer time if you are anxious. If your anxiety persists beyond this it is not directly caused by the marijuana. Taking magnesium glycinate or citrate & drinking tulsi tea should help calm you. See comment:. ...Read more

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What is the downside to smoking weed?

What is the downside to smoking weed?

Just not worth risk: Secret: dealers lace weed w/ other drugs to get you hooked fast & hard. When I was in the ER, Philly had the deadliest weed in the country because it was always laced w/ high levels of fentanyl so people were OD'ing on opiates, not THC. I had another unfortunate patient who had the *worst* trip of her life because hers was laced w/ LSD. Here's the deal: real friends don't give/distribute drugs. ...Read more

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What are the downsides of smoking weed?

What are the downsides of smoking weed?

Marijuana: An issue fraught with difficulty. There's not been hard science done. That is we don't know a lot of things. Most importantly although state laws change some places federal law has not changed this should be worrisome for anyone that thinks that they are using it legally.

Cons are it does have serious psychological effects for some people and it is really no better than smoking as far as lungs. ...Read more

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What are the downsides to smoking weed?

What are the downsides to smoking weed?

Just some of them: 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. Some people develop a dry mouth, have a rapid heart rate or may feel hungry. ...Read more

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Are there any benefits for smoking weed?

Are there any benefits for smoking weed?

Depends...: Marijuana can help nausea associated with cancer treatment. Many people feel a sense of calm and there can be pain relief. However, it is a risk factor for developing psychosis and it takes away your motivation to engage in tasks needed to maintain a healthy life. It is thought to be a "gateway drug" that leads to use of other drugs of addiction and dependence. The risks outweigh the benefits! ...Read more

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Is smoking weed bad for you?

Is smoking weed bad for you?

Yes: Smoking (inhaling smoke, which is full of lung irritants and cancer-causing chemicals) of any kind is unhealthy. Weed is illegal under U.S. Law, so one can be thrown in jail and/or convicted of a crime. Having a conviction has bad side effects, such as problems getting a new job or the inability to enter canada for a vacation. Jail has its own dangers such as getting beat up or sexually assaulted. ...Read more

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Is smoking weed bad for health?

Is smoking weed bad for health?

LUNGS: Deeply inhaling from a joint or a bong can most certainly affect the lungs. Plus, can you trust your supplier; what else is in there? ...Read more

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Is smoking weed better for you?

Is smoking weed better for you?

Better than what?: 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. Some people develop a dry mouth, have a rapid heart rate or may feel hungry. ...Read more

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What is wrong with smoking weed?

What is wrong with smoking weed?

Gateway drug.: We generally consider marijuana a gateway drug. Relatively inexpensive, easy to find, societally pervasive and quite addictive. Leads people to seek out more hardcore drugs later on. Bad path to start going down. ...Read more

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What is wrong with smoking weed?

What is wrong with smoking weed?

Gateway drug.: We generally consider marijuana a gateway drug. Relatively inexpensive, easy to find, societally pervasive and quite addictive. Leads people to seek out more hardcore drugs later on. Bad path to start going down. ...Read more

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How can smoking weed effect people?

How can smoking weed effect people?

Variably: 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. Some people develop a dry mouth, have a rapid heart rate or may feel hungry. Some people experience a pleasant effect. ...Read more

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How does smoking weed affect my body?

How does smoking weed affect my body?

Here are some: 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. Some people develop a dry mouth, have a rapid heart rate or may feel hungry. ...Read more

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Can I get pneunmonia from smoking weed?

No: Very heavy use of marijuana, like very heavy use of tobacco, may increase the chance of bronchitis, which in some cases can lead to pneumonia, but even this would be very unusual. If you also smoke cigarettes, those are far more likely to open you up to lung infections than does marijuana. Consider pneumovax, h. Flu vaccine and influenza vaccines as well. ...Read more

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Can smoking weed cause aniexty disorder?

Can smoking weed cause aniexty disorder?

Complicated: Weed does cause anxiety and can be quite severe in many people. Probably worse if you have an underlying predisposition or anxiety that can be exacerbated. Some users have mental health problems for years after using. Also causes depersonalization in some. However many people react differently. Unpredictable at this point. ...Read more

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Could quitting from smoking weed is hard?

Could quitting from smoking weed is hard?

Depends: There is a mild to moderate withdrawal from cannabis that heavy, regular smokers may get. In addition, people who are using marijuana to control anxiety may feel more anxiety when they stop. It is self-limited and will go away. If you have persistent problems, see your doctor to talk about alternatives, from various kinds of psychotherapies to use of other medications which may help (buspar). ...Read more

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Will smoking weed affect my mental health?

Will smoking weed affect my mental health?

MARIJUANA: It is important to note marijuana is classified as a hallucinogenic. It changes your brain chemistry while it is active in your system. Also, one of the side effects of THC (the active ingredient) is paranoia. Studies on long-term use have indicated the possibility of changes in mental health with some individuals. ...Read more

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Is smoking weed ok, does it ruin your life?

Is smoking weed ok, does it ruin your life?

Gateway drug.: We generally consider marijuana a gateway drug. Relatively inexpensive, easy to find, societally pervasive and quite addictive. Leads people to seek out more hardcore drugs later on. Bad path to start going down. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of smoking weed?

Pro's - it is: Beneficial in the treatment of some specific medical conditions. Con's - 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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What are some bad things about smoking weed?

What are some bad things about smoking weed?

Pro's & Con's: Good - some medicinal qualities. Bad- 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. Some people develop a dry mouth, have a rapid heart rate or may feel hungry. ...Read more

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Is smoking weed considered that bad for you?

It depends: If you have bipolar mood disorder or schizophrenia, marijuana can aggravate those illnesses. Children and early adolescents often are unsettled by the drug's psychological and behavioral effects. Otherwise, the major risks in healthy adults are lung problems and loss of energy and motivation in very heavy users. Some data suggest lower sperm count and weight gain, but usually not enough to notice. ...Read more

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What risks are associated with smoking weed?

Many: 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. Some people develop a dry mouth, have a rapid heart rate or may feel hungry. ...Read more

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