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Why does marijuana smoke make me cough so hard?

Why does marijuana smoke make me cough so hard?

Because its a toxin: The lungs were not made to inhale smoke, and if an irritant such as smoke is introduced there job is to try to get it out by causing coughing and increase mucous production. Be lucky that your lungs are telling you that they do not like it and please listen to them. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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Cough up phlegm from smoking marijuana? Am i already getting a smokers cough? I've been smoking mj past 3 months daily. Could this cause this?

Cough up phlegm from smoking marijuana? Am i already getting a smokers cough? I've been smoking mj past 3 months daily. Could this cause this?

Yes, it could be: Smoking any substance irritates the airways and lungs and can lead to coughing, mucous, etc. So yes, your cough could be caused by your smoking. Of course, mj can cause other side effects as well. ...Read more

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I quit smoking marijuana ive been a heavy user but now i stopped cold turkey and i cough out phlegm with brown specks and left lung hurts sometimes?

I quit smoking marijuana ive been a heavy user but now i stopped cold turkey and i cough out phlegm with brown specks and left lung hurts sometimes?

See a doctor: The symptoms might be caused by irritation of your airways or lung tissue, but might also represent an infection of the airways (bronchitis) or lungs (pneumonia). It is best to see a doctor as soon as possible. If you develop difficulty breathing in the meantime it would be best to go to the ER. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am 5'6 167 lbs.. I smoked everyday until 45 days ago.. I worked out hard. 1 mile + a day then weights. Will i pass a marijuana test?

I am 5'6 167 lbs.. I smoked everyday until 45 days ago.. I worked out hard. 1 mile + a day then weights. Will i pass a marijuana test?

There is a strong: Possibility that you will not pass the test - regardless of what you do. This is a test that can't be cheated. ...Read more

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I smoked marijuana wax at too high of heat. I have been coughing a lot with severe lower back pain for days. Are the two likely related?

I smoked marijuana wax at too high of heat. I have been coughing a lot with severe lower back pain for days. Are the two likely related?

Likely: Smoking weed and lung damage are very likely to be related and you are probably unaware of the damage that is happening to your brain. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Does marijuana make you hungry? I've smoked it but havnt been hungey

Yes: Marijuana-related hunger is well documented; the effect is even used to increase appetite in cancer/hiv pts. Mj acts on the cb 1 receptors found in the brain, stomach, & intestines that deal with eating behavior. ...Read more

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I have heard it said that the effects of marijuana in edibles lasts up to twice as long as when smoked?

I have heard it said that the effects of marijuana in edibles lasts up to twice as long as when smoked?

True: This is due to slower absorption when digested versus inhaled. Especially when mixed with food, drugs taken by mouth (whether cannabis or a prescribed pharmaceutical) are absorbed gradually. This lengthens their overall duration of action compared to the same drug that enters the bloodstream immediately via injection or inhalation. ...Read more

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