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Cannabis is not dangerous and will not cause death.
so will he be ok i have read al ot on the internett what about psychological problems
There are some side effects of cannabis over long term use like lack of motivation ( laziness), physical and mental dependence.
Yes, that is a big problem over time.
Cannabis can cause psychosis, agitation over long term.
Also it can cause recurrent nausea and vomiting.
Chronic cough is another side effect.
On the brighter side, cannabis helps with depression, pain control, and appetite gain.
how long he smokes a few joints a night he doesnt drink should i worry
This gain in appetite can cause weight gain also.
but will the cannabis kill him
There is no specific time limi t--but any thing over 5 yrs makes it hard to wean off and increase the risk of long term side effects.
Unless he is smoking too many joints like more than 10 a day, then this should not be life threatening.
no he doesnt smoke 10 joints a day do alot of people smoke cannabis
Yes nowadays this is common.
It has been legalized in some countries also.
This is supposed to be safer than cigarettes --but still this is not totally safe.
but i am so worried it is interfering in my life
He should be ok.
But I will suggest him to seek some psychological counseling, treatment.
he wont am just worried it will kill him
It will not kill him as I said earlier if he does not overdo it.
Cannabis is safer than cigarettes and alcohol in that sense.
However, like with any addiction, it should be kept in control.
what is over doing it
like smoking several joints in a day ( more than 5 joints )
he smokes of a night not in the day about 3 too 4
Ok that is not bad
He is keeping it under control
He will live long
so he should be ok then
Do not worry.
are you sure
Based on scientific data, it does not cause any serious damage to the body organs.
is that true medical advice as when reading on internet it scared me
Yes it is
Internet forums do not provide correct scientific data only some peoples experiences.
Scientific data is collected from large population and do not see serious side effects from limited daily use.
In fact cannabis is used medically to treat cancer pain, improve appetite
So it does have some medicinal benefits at least.
so is smoking cigarettes worst than smoking cannabis
It is not as bad as cigarettes which dont have any health benefits.
Yes it is
Cigarettes cause cancer, cannabis does not.
so he wont die by cannabis alone
No he will not
In fact he made the right decision by choosing cannabis over cigarettes.
and you are a true medical doctor with this knowledge
Yes I am
You cannot be an expert without a medical degree here.
where are you from
And I have plenty of experience in this field.
I am from united states.
oh am from england should i stop worrying then
Yes you should stop worrying.
Wish you the best.
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last year he had a heart attack he took cocaine was kept in over night but was given the all clear he has no ongoing issues
please ans my last question
he needs to stay away from cocaine.
cannabis will not usually cause heart attack--but other drugs can.
So he needs to stay away from cocaine.
he doesnt use cocaine was a one off that scarred him so cannabis wont cause him a heart attack
it will not usually.
what do you mean not usually
means on limited use it will not.
But on large dose use ( more than 10 joints or so in a day) can cause heart attack in some cases.
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