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What are the effects of occasional marijuana use on a developing teenagers brain?

What are the effects of occasional marijuana use on a developing teenagers brain?

Risk mental illness: Research results seem to show that marijuana (pot, mj) can start a person's schizophrenia sooner than if he did not use mj. A teenager (with a brain, neurotransmitters, & receptors not fully developed), especially with a family history of schizophrenia or psychosis, should know his family history and avoid experimenting with mj or other illegal drugs that might have a similar effect on the brain. ...Read more

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Would occasional marijuana use cause health problems just like tobacco would?

Would occasional marijuana use cause health problems just like tobacco would?

Much safer but...: Tobacco use dramatically increases risk of many cancers, heart disease, strokes & chronic lung disease. Marijuana hasn't been proven to increase risk of these (except regular use can increase lung disease) & in general is far safer than tobacco. However, regular use before age 18 is associated with long-term lowered IQ so I advise extreme caution re: use in adolescence. See http://bit.ly/STxBwe ...Read more

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No smoking or very very little occasional Marijuana use, have "minor" chest congestion, constant throat, chest tickle, no cold symptoms. I'm 35 yr old?

No smoking or very very little occasional Marijuana use, have "minor" chest congestion, constant throat, chest tickle, no cold symptoms. I'm 35 yr old?

Bronchiitis: Sounds like it might be a touch of bronchitis that is viral in nature. You likely don't need antibiotics, and could just "tough it out". But if you are constantly coughing and clearing your throat you could try over the counter anti tussive medication such as dextromethorphan = robitussin or delsym. But if that does not work there are prescription based meds such as benzonatate. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can negate the effects of his marijuana use on conception?

Is there anything that can negate the effects of his marijuana use on conception?

No: The hypospermia, dysspermia and hypotestosteronism from mj may or may not be reversible. Nothing will mitigate it while using. May or may not improve on cessation of cannabis. See http://www.Health.Gov.Au/internet/main/publishing.Nsf/content/health-pubs-drug-cannab2-ch65.Htm. ...Read more

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What are the long-term effects of marijuana use?

What are the long-term effects of marijuana use?

Marijuana: Long-term effects are dependence, effects on intelligence, memory & respiratory functions. There is also association with psychoses, depersonalization & depression. ...Read more

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How long should you still feel side effects from first time marijuana use?

How long should you still feel side effects from first time marijuana use?

Usually Hours: Single or first time marijuana use usually produces effects that wear off with some number hours. Prolonged effects lasting for days would indicate the need for immediate evaluation due to other possible causes. ...Read more

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Can someone please explain to me the LONG term effects of habitual marijuana use ? It's been 5 years and things are different for me .

There are many: Chronic and particularly heavy marijuana use has been shown, in adolescents and young adults, to reduce intelligence, learning ability and ability to remember what you have learned. It can reduce motivation, and it can exacerbate other underlying psychological problems, like social anxiety and panic disorder. Please get help - there is lots available. Start with your primary care for referral. ...Read more

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What is the short and long term effects of marijuana use I'm not looking for a personal opinion on the morals of the use just medical facts. The good?

What is the short and long term effects of marijuana use I'm not looking for a personal opinion on the morals of the use just medical facts. The good?

Lots of info: You can find lots of info online. Hopefully, you can evaluate the quality of the writing, and references are a good sign of quality. From what I know - it is very helpful for a long list of medical conditions. All types can be. Some types have no 'high' at all - just the other benefits. Texas is not a good place to try it. There are more and more, so it may get there some day. ...Read more

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What are the scientifically proven adverse health effects of long-term marijuana use? (assume method of ingestion is not smoking)

What are the scientifically proven adverse health effects of long-term marijuana use? (assume method of ingestion is not smoking)

Complicated: Marijuana is a very complex drug that has many active metabolites and complex interactions with your nervous system, so its hard to say definitively. There is strong evidence that it interferes with learning and that it makes mental illness worse if you have any predisposition. There are many studies witch suggests other problems but we are still studying this. ...Read more

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