What are the negative side effects of medicinal marijuana?

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Medicinal Marijuana
lunchboxoctober asked:

Recently a relative of mine was prescribed medicinal marijuana to treat her in a long list of medical conditions, and besides being “stoned”, isn’t different from her normal self, but is there anything i should be looking out for down the road?

Please no “drugs are bad, mmkay” replies.

5 comments on “What are the negative side effects of medicinal marijuana?

  1. bluefish787 on

    Other than it is not legal in almost every state, nothing. The ‘war on drugs’ hype would want you to believe it is a gateway drug, but it isn’t. The pot will help alleviate the stress that comes with pain and it will also help stimulate an appetite for those who need to keep weight on. She should count herself lucky as living in a place that allows her to have medical mj. I wouldn’t worry too much 🙂

  2. racer 51 on

    some would say it’s addicting and leads to other drugs. i disagree. my bro has been using it for pain due to a lung removal and problems in the other lung as well. while it isn’t the best thing to do in his case, considering it’s inhaled, i have not seen any problems as a result of it. he is still himself.each person is different though so it’s pretty hard to be specific.has she smoked iti before? if she has trouble breathing or develops a cough, that is something to be concerned about. if you see a definate change in behavior or lethargy, that’s also something to look into. i’ve never heard of anyone having any big problems with it but like i said, everyone is different. best of luck.

  3. lazybones on

    The neg fx of medicinal mary-j are the same as those of the illegal variety. It depends largely to the mental state of the smoker.
    Two friends smoke a spliff, one of them loves being stoned, the other gets paranoid and starts freaking out. It affects different people differently

  4. gardensallday on

    You would have the same risks as a cigarette smoker-lung damage. There is Marinol, my brother is using that for OCD and it seems to be working very well, but it is expensive (but then, so is pot). That’s a pill with one form of THC in it. It may not work, but it’s worth a try, and you can take that with you when travelling. Plus you won’t get lung cancer. I think there are vaporizer thingies that will be less of a health issue, but I don’t know much about that.

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