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Pesticides and Pot: What’s California Smoking?

Pesticides and Pot: What’s California Smoking?

When Todd Gullion of Orange County was suffering with back pain last year, he decided to try medical marijuana, thinking it was a safer alternative than prescription drugs. But Gullion says after using the pot, he ended up in the emergency room with serious neurological symptoms. “My hands go numb, my arms go numb, my feet go numb,” Gullion told NBC4.

   

Brain Function

Study reveals negative long-term effects of heavy cannabis use on brain function and behavior

Study reveals negative long-term effects of heavy cannabis use on brain function and behavior

Young people with cannabis dependence have altered brain function that may be the source of emotional disturbances and increased psychosis risk that are associated with cannabis abuse, according to a new study published in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging.

Psychosis

Psychosis leads to a spectrum of psych affective disorders ( mood disorders like bipolar disorder). See our science expert Christine Miller talk about marijuana and psychosis in this video.

Dr. Miller discusses connection between marijuana use and psychosis

This video is about Moms Strong- Dr. Christine Miller

For scientific evidence of marijuana psychosis and violence, visit our Christine Miller, Honorary Advisor page.

Heart

Marijuana and Coronary Heart Disease – American College of Cardiology

Marijuana is the most commonly abused drug in the United States. 1 It mainly acts on cannabinoid receptors. There are two types of cannabinoid receptors in humans: cannabinoid receptor type 1 (CB 1) and cannabinoid receptor type 2 (CB 2). CB 1 receptor activation is pro-atherogenic, and CB 2 receptor activation is largely anti-atherogenic.

Lungs

Marijuana Lung

Further studies with larger numbers of patients and animal models are needed to confirm the link between bullous lung disease and marijuana use. However, our case is another example of this possible connection and it is important for both the radiologist and clinician to remember this relationship the next time they encounter a young patient with prominent apical bullous disease and/or a spontaneous pneumothorax.

 

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Addiction

Is marijuana addictive?

Marijuana use can lead to the development of problem use, known as a marijuana use disorder, which takes the form of addiction in severe cases.

Suicide

Click here for our Pot Related Suicides page

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