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How dangerous is marijuana?

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Dr. Vivek Prasad
Psychiatry
6 doctors agree

In brief: Somewhat to very

Marijuana is no longer the mellow 70s drug that it is frequently referenced as.
Growers have bred it to be many times as potent and sellers even lace it with other chemicals (bleach, formaldehyde, cocaine) to enhance the experience.

In brief: Somewhat to very

Marijuana is no longer the mellow 70s drug that it is frequently referenced as.
Growers have bred it to be many times as potent and sellers even lace it with other chemicals (bleach, formaldehyde, cocaine) to enhance the experience.
Dr. Vivek Prasad
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Dr. Randy Baker
You are correct that marijuana may contain other dangerous chemicals including pesticides and herbicides or even PCP but cocaine? I have never heard of that and consider it highly unlikely, since marijuana sells for about $20 per gram and cocaine for over $100 per gram. That would be a very unsound business practice!
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Very dangerous

It can cause symptoms similar to schizophrenia.

In brief: Very dangerous

It can cause symptoms similar to schizophrenia.
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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Less dangerous than

No herb or medication is totally safe.
While there are some dangers associated with marijuana, it is much safer than alcohol, tobacco & other recreational drugs. Medical uses include pain, anxiety, insomnia & muscle spasms. I consider it to be safer than the pharmaceuticals that might be used instead. But it can have side effects & is not for everyone. See comment for a link to more detailed info:.

In brief: Less dangerous than

No herb or medication is totally safe.
While there are some dangers associated with marijuana, it is much safer than alcohol, tobacco & other recreational drugs. Medical uses include pain, anxiety, insomnia & muscle spasms. I consider it to be safer than the pharmaceuticals that might be used instead. But it can have side effects & is not for everyone. See comment for a link to more detailed info:.
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Dr. Randy Baker
This is an excellent summary of the research on medical uses of marijuana which includes a section on "The Safety Profile of Medical Cannabis": http://norml.org/library/recent-research-on-medical-marijuana It includes this statement: In 2008, investigators... reviewed 23 clinical investigations of medical cannabinoid drugs (typically oral THC or liquid cannabis extracts) and eight observational studies conducted between 1966 and 2007. Investigators "did not find a higher incidence rate of serious adverse events associated with medical cannabinoid use" compared to non-using controls over these four decades.
Dr. Chevies Newman
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Depends

A large number of people in this country have used cannibas.
Some get chained to their bong which is a dark place. Most have survived and many adult users do it recreationally. It depends on age, genes and how the environment impacts those genes. Churchill was accused of being a drunk in parliament -his words: "it has given more than it has taken away." if taking away, stop use; it's not crack.

In brief: Depends

A large number of people in this country have used cannibas.
Some get chained to their bong which is a dark place. Most have survived and many adult users do it recreationally. It depends on age, genes and how the environment impacts those genes. Churchill was accused of being a drunk in parliament -his words: "it has given more than it has taken away." if taking away, stop use; it's not crack.
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