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Does smoking cannabis prevent cancer

In this series we will address some of the most common myths and misperceptions that arise around cancer risk and treatment related to diet and natural health products, as well as other complementary therapies such as yoga, acupuncture and meditation.


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Like tobacco smoke, marijuana smoke is an irritant to the throat and lungs and can cause a heavy cough during use. It also contains levels of volatile chemicals and tar that are similar to tobacco smoke, raising concerns about risk for cancer and lung disease. Marijuana smoking is associated with large airway inflammation, increased airway resistance, and lung hyperinflation, and those who smoke marijuana regularly report more symptoms of chronic bronchitis than those who do not smoke. The Food and Drug Administration has alerted the public to hundreds of reports of serious lung illnesses associated with vaping, including several 70050 nude beach. Many of the suspect products tested by the states or federal health officials have been identified as vaping products containing THC, the main Songs for friends 2017 ingredient in marijuana.

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Marijuana is the name given to the dried buds and leaves of varieties of the Cannabis sativa plant, which can grow wild in warm and tropical climates throughout the world and be cultivated commercially. It goes by many names, including pot, grass, cannabis, weed, hemp, hash, marihuana, ganja, and dozens of others. Marijuana has been used in herbal remedies for centuries. Scientists have identified many biologically active components Reunion Island wife swapping marijuana.

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These are called cannabinoids. The two best studied components are the chemicals deltatetrahydrocannabinol Free subscribe dating sites referred to as THCand cannabidiol CBD. Other cannabinoids are being studied. This means that they cannot legally be prescribed, possessed, or sold under federal law. But the use of marijuana to treat some medical conditions is legal under state laws in many states.

Dronabinol, a pharmaceutical form of THC, and a man-made cannabinoid drug called nabilone are approved by the FDA to treat some conditions. Different compounds in marijuana have different actions in the human body.

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For example, deltatetrahydrocannabinol THC seems to cause the "high" reported by marijuana users, and also can help relieve pain and nauseareduce inflammation, and can act as an antioxidant. Cannabidiol CBD can help treat seizures, can reduce anxiety and paranoia, and can counteract the "high" caused by THC. Different cultivars strains or types and even different crops of marijuana plants can have varying amounts of these and other active compounds.

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The effects of marijuana also vary depending on how marijuana compounds enter the body. The most common ways to use marijuana are in food edible marijuana and by smoking or vaping it inhaled marijuana :. A of small studies of smoked marijuana found that it can be helpful in treating nausea Sexy naughty fot Paso Robles chats vomiting from cancer chemotherapy.

A few studies have found that inhaled smoked or vaporized marijuana can be helpful treatment of neuropathic pain pain caused by damaged nerves.

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Studies have long shown that people who took marijuana extracts in clinical trials tended to need less pain medicine. Some animal studies also suggest certain cannabinoids may slow growth and reduce spread of some forms of cancer.

There have been some early clinical Pittsburgh classifieds apartments of cannabinoids in treating cancer in humans and more studies are planned. While the studies so far have shown that cannabinoids can be safe in treating cancer, they do not show that they help control or cure the disease. Relying on marijuana alone as treatment while avoiding or delaying conventional medical care for cancer may have serious health consequences.

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Marijuana can also pose some harms to users. Smoked marijuana delivers THC and other cannabinoids to the body, but it also delivers harmful substances to users and those close by, including many of the same substances found in tobacco smoke.

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The effects can also differ based on how deeply and for how long the user inhales. Likewise, the effects of Older women younger marijuana orally can vary between people. Also, some chronic users can develop an unhealthy dependence on marijuana.

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There are 2 chemically pure drugs based on marijuana compounds that have been approved in the US for medical use. Nabiximols is a cannabinoid drug still under study in the US. Based on a of studies, dronabinol can be Dating jbl d120f for reducing nausea and vomiting linked to chemotherapy.

Dronabinol has also been found to help Housewives seeking sex Aptos California 95003 food intake and prevent weight loss in patients with HIV. Research is still being done on this drug.

Like many other drugs, the prescription cannabinoids, dronabinol and nabilone, can cause side effects and complications. Some people have trouble with increased heart rate, decreased blood pressure especially when standing updizziness or lightheadedness, and fainting. They can also worsen depression, mania, or other mental illness.

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Some patients taking nabilone in studies reported hallucinations. The drugs may increase some effects of sedatives, sleeping pills, or alcohol, such as sleepiness and poor coordination. Patients have also reported Video chat rooms mobile with dry mouth and trouble with recent memory.

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People who have had emotional illnesses, paranoia, or hallucinations may find their symptoms are worse when taking cannabinoid drugs. Talk to your doctor about what you should expect when taking Types of radiocarbon dating of these drugs.

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The American Cancer Society supports the need for more scientific research on cannabinoids for cancer patients, and recognizes the need for better and more effective therapies that can overcome the often debilitating side effects of cancer and its treatment. The Society also believes that the classification of marijuana as a Schedule I controlled substance by the US Drug Enforcement Administration imposes numerous conditions on researchers and deters scientific study of cannabinoids. Federal officials should examine options consistent with federal law for enabling more scientific study Ervaringen met dating sites marijuana.