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Can marihuana effects the liver?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Eitner
Family Medicine
8 doctors agree

In brief: MJ-No, Additives-YES

The definitive study done by kaiser permanente found no significant differences in the health records of pot smokers versus people who did not smoke pot.
It has shown the ability to speed up fibrosis in patients with hepatitis c, but there is no evidence of stand-alone liver damage in healthy patients. However, marijuana is an unregulated drug. Additives to mj can be very damaging to the liver.

In brief: MJ-No, Additives-YES

The definitive study done by kaiser permanente found no significant differences in the health records of pot smokers versus people who did not smoke pot.
It has shown the ability to speed up fibrosis in patients with hepatitis c, but there is no evidence of stand-alone liver damage in healthy patients. However, marijuana is an unregulated drug. Additives to mj can be very damaging to the liver.
Dr. James Eitner
Dr. James Eitner
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Dr. J.J. Rodos
Psychiatry
6 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

The few studies available using unadulterated marihuana appear to show no liver effect.
However, street marijuana often contains other adulterants which may have significant effect on liver function. Here, there are no placebo controlled studies.

In brief: Yes

The few studies available using unadulterated marihuana appear to show no liver effect.
However, street marijuana often contains other adulterants which may have significant effect on liver function. Here, there are no placebo controlled studies.
Dr. J.J. Rodos
Dr. J.J. Rodos
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Dr. Michael Benjamin
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Most definitely

Found a study showing increased liver damage in marijuana users with chronic hepatitis c viral infection.
So, the potential for liver damage exists, possibly in all users of cannabis.

In brief: Most definitely

Found a study showing increased liver damage in marijuana users with chronic hepatitis c viral infection.
So, the potential for liver damage exists, possibly in all users of cannabis.
Dr. Michael Benjamin
Dr. Michael Benjamin
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Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes marijuana or thc its active ingredient is eliminated by the liver so yes it can affect the liver especially if you already have liver disease.

In brief: Yes

Yes marijuana or thc its active ingredient is eliminated by the liver so yes it can affect the liver especially if you already have liver disease.
Dr. Kevin Considine
Dr. Kevin Considine
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