Marijuana Health Benefits

How Marijuana Is Good And Bad For You

Marijuana is the common term for cannabis that is derived from the plant Cannabis sativa. This plan has hundreds of chemicals in it called cannabinoids.

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  1. With my hypochondria I realized any substance producing 'high' effect was a no no, because I could very easily talk myself into bad trips, but on the other hand I felt very relaxed after smoking. When I'm really stressed out nowadays, I got few weed strains that can help me out without giving me high, which are like ~1% thc and ~20% cbd, like "sweet pure CBD" or "charlottes angel" from my friends little plantation. They are cloned, so there is no % variations. Anything else, or "street weed" is a huge nope.

  2. Different tokes for different folks! Don’t forget to be mindful, educate yourself, know your limits and practice your cbt while you smoke that cbd. I’ve made that mistake in the past and I’m doing a lot better now. I bought weed from the government that was laced with angel dust due to my roommates lack of education on street names and that’s when I finally hit my breaking point. I’ve learned that when I eat edibles i overdo it, can’t function, or I black out and become aggressive so I’m staying away from those because the last thing I want to do is cause harm to others. You’re one of the few doctors I trust on here so thank you for always educating. It’s important for patients to know further knowledge outside of the treatment they are receiving inside of healthcare. I’ve been using oils lately which I’ve had no problem with.

    I have recently been diagnosed bipolar after years of fighting the system that I’m something else aside from bpd (not that I’m against bpd I just knew my issues were rooted primarily at the time from unjustifiable mood swings) I am still looking for the right medication for me but my primary causation of mood disorder stems from prolonged insomnia and poor eating habits which I’ve been fixing over the last few months and I’ve dropped 100 pounds. I didn’t start smoking it regularly until I was in my 20s so I don’t think it’s effected my iq, that’s just due to me not reading enough. I find marijuana has helped with my anxiety, chronic pain and insomnia now that I’m continuing to educate myself about physical health. I definitely still have remaining aggressive tendencies after overcoming alcohol, vyvanse and cigarette abuse but hopefully I’m back to my old self soon.

  3. Hi doctor please refer if CBd can use for bio polar I know that sativa marijuana made me feel good at start but I got fullblown mania episode ,what do u think about cbd as treatment ,?

  4. Fuck college and who wants a job anyways, sobriety makes a person more susceptible to going along with the status qou. Not to sound like a hippy but hey I mean, only our entire world was changed by the revolutionary ideas of the counter culture in the 60s. I honestly think that the best way to live is by getting high naturally, however that takes time and effort. Smoking Cannabis, drinking coffee, these things can be done while doing other things. So if I have a 10 hour work day doing something I hate, I'm not going to get off work and do yoga and go for a bike ride and read a book to stimulate my mind. I'm going to get high as fuck all day at work, come home and smoke more weed and then go for a bike ride and do yoga and read a book for the sake of doing those things, not just as tools of destressing. What a bizare concept I have here. but i do everything opposite, and I think my poor memory is a result of a lack of paying attention, but how much attention do we have to pay? Who is the attention collecter, where is our attention debt? Pay attention they say, bah I will save my attention, put it in the bank of attention and rack up interest on my attention, and maybe then I will finally have something interesting to pay my attention to.

  5. What do you mean by “already being prone to psychiatric illness”

  6. I am on Zoloft for anxiety and depression. Mainly anxiety. I take a very low dose, like 50mg/day. I take such a low dose so I can smoke weed or have a drink. Zoloft help me feel well balanced. Like steady state. So the weed just makes me high with loads of creatively. In not blunted. I love this combo for me. I'm not a heavy smoker. A 1 gram joint can last me from 5-7 days. I love it!

  7. Thank you for this video Dr. Marks! Would you be able to do a video more on CBD and how it helps with different mental illnesses? I'd love to see that!

  8. the problem is too many people are uneducated and still getting contact with weed and dont know anything about it, think thats cool or a party drug *facepalm….

    i use weed dosed , it helps me with my headache, pain and anxiety im more motivated and less stressfull… but when i higher the dose it fucks me up, i get paranoid, stressed and shit… the dose is the magic….

    thats the problem in society, you have to test/find yout individuell dose for yourself then its the best god givrm medicine out there !!

  9. the magic is the dose, like everything on this fkn pln… its stupid question frome some people, its like what if i drink 10l of water in a few hours..will my stomach hurt? wont i feel hungry anymore? will it kill me when i drink 20l ?

  10. Dr. Marks thank you for the information about this "drug" that so many people use. I still call it a drug because it alters a person's state of mind. I have a neighbor that smokes the stuff practically every day plus drinks copious amounts of wine. Tried speaking to her and she breaks out in this laugh that sends chills up my spine. She has hung numerous security cameras and lights all around her apartment. She cries to the management that someone is sabotaging her vehicle because she had a flat tire and says she has water in her gas tank. My other neighbor won't talk to her because she fights with them and enjoys pushing her weight around and then blames them for not doing things her way. In addition, she cries that the same neighbor (their a married man and wife) won't invite her over for dinner and the wife won't get close to her. They're great neighbors and people: they mind they're own business and I respect that about them. The apartment management supports her wholly and can't see her manipulation(?) is that what you call would call it. What is your opinion about this woman? Thank you again and I look forward to listening to more of your videos. Cheers.

  11. Woman, your content is the best informative piece I've ever seen. I wish I could do a consultation with you… Great videos

  12. Could you do a video and some research on cbd oil? I recently started cbd in place of my antipsychotic and so far it's working but it's hard to find professionals well versed in cbd for antipsychotic treatment. I was on invega previously sustenna. And am 2 weeks out from my last appointment for a shot usually I get bad a week before my shot but it's gotten harder the past 4 months with symptoms returning. The cbd has really helped I'd just like more professional advice on the topic after you do some asking around or research

  13. Medically prescribed Cannabis has allowed me to build up a better tolerance for pain from my Behcets Disease and it stops my nausea, vomiting and pancreatic symptoms, I sleep better too. And feel more relaxed and less anxious about living with a chronic illness. My skin and allergies are a lot better on it. Taking cannabis means I don't have to take morphine and Opiate use is minimal. However, the negative effects are that it can make you lay and less active so I only use a little in the evening. If I had to I could stop Opiate use altogether and edible cannabis is actually more powerful but I wouldn't function well. When tackling my pain and keeping my mind healthy I find a small dose of a combination of meds means I'm healthier than a massive dose of one substance. I also have diabetes Insipidus and need a drug to help nocturnal peeing. So I take Nortriptyline , Pregabelin, low dose Fentanyl, Cyclizine, occasionally ibuprofen and Desmopressin and prednisone. All minimal doses only once daily. That's possible because cannabis is so effective. When I've had phantom limb pain opiates are hopeless for median nerve severance but can abis works. I prefer not smoking and swallowing a fixed dose but it's hard to regulate the amou ts and effects.

  14. After losing my mom 5 months ago, I am just beginning to realize I have borderline personality disorder. Also, my mom clearly had it, as does my sister and possibly my father, as well, with some narcissism. I am the kind of person who turns her anger inward and buries her pain, especially since my favorite person, Mom, has left the earth. For now, I am alone in my pursuit of healing from BPD. As I scour the internet for all info on the disorder, I have been digging deeper into how I ultimately got here. Without a therapist, marijuana has the effect of stimulating my thought process, helping me to explore things on a deeper level. Of course, once the effect wears off, I realize that some of my thoughts were exaggerated because of the drug, but there were also clues left behind about underlying motivations and perceptions, which later prompted more thought. I have only been using it for a year, but it's been long enough to learn that there are so many different strains of marijuana in existence (and more being bred every day), that there is likely a perfect one out there for anyone interested in seeking its benefits. That said, be in a calm state before partaking, as thc also has the effect of intensifying your current mood. If you're already feeling angry or agitated, weed will likely intensify your woes. But if you start from a place of purpose, whether it's personal exploration, sexual or intimacy enhancement, appetite stimulation, sleep or simply to enjoy a movie or time with friends, you'll have a better experience. Start small and slowly discover your tolerance level. I would be interested in finding a therapist who is comfortable doing an occasional session with patients using thc, to see how it really enhances that process, if it indeed does.

    Also, this is my first time commenting on any of these videos, and I'd really like to express my gratitude to everyone who shares these kinds of videos, from personal survivors to medical professionals. This platform is priceless for those who need help, but have little to no access. Thank you so very much, for taking the time to record and post your valuable insight!

  15. How does someone know if they are "already prone to developing psychosis?" There's no way that I, or any other young person who experiments with drugs think, "Oh hey, I may be prone to psychosis. I probably shouldn't hit this blunt." My point is that if marijuana can trigger psychosis then it should be stated absolutely. I get this weird inkling that their is a huge push for legalization and some doctors are behind it. Therefore, they have to state that marijuana does not equal causation but of course, their is correlation. Am I wrong? Can you further expand?

  16. I no longer smoke weed or can because I have pyschosis. It's crazy because I'm rediculously sensitive to the smoke. But I'm learning more and more about cbd to treat migraines. Great video!! Very informative

  17. I'm glad I subscribed to your channel this is the best explanation that I ever found out of so many, Thanks

  18. I know someone who has unfortunately used it for decades and it's ruined everything including his sex drive.

  19. Question: what, if any, research exists for psychiatric illness caused by people who smoke cannabis multiple times a day, as well as daily? Can chronic use cause anxiety? Can sudden withdrawal cause depression? Is there any research that shows a link? What about long term chronic use, can it cause psychiatric episodes of paranoia that last longer than the paranoia sometimes occurring during the high? Does the research available only speak to impairment of cognitive function during the high, or is anyone studying the effects during the withdrawal phase as well? I read a newspaper article out of Colorado that stated emergency rooms are seeing a marked increase in what they called psychotic episodes in chronic users since the legalization of recreational marijuana. Is it your professional opinion that chronic use could cause psychotic episodes in people not previously diagnosed with psych issues?
    Would you believe this is a subject matter very close to my heart? Thanks for your time and consideration.

  20. Has CBD oil helped with anxiety And panic and do you think it has a poop out like the Ssri’s

  21. Hi! I'm bipolar and smoke daily but my psychiatrist asked me to stop smoking, so I did but I resented it. I really appreciate this video, it's really helped me understand why she asked me to stop. Thanks.

  22. CBD makes it better and takes away the anxiety of the thc and helps protect the brain while on thc. Problem is CBD has been bred out of today’s cannibas to increase thc. So you need to get a quality CBD oil, not the stuff on amazon. That’s mostly hemp oil with no CBD in it. Get that and use it before ingesting cannibas, it will cut the high a bit but it’s worth it for the less anxiety and neuro protection. .

  23. Thank you for your informed and non-judgmental video. I dont think society treats cannabis with the respect it deserves, it's a powerful cocktail of substance that can do so many things. When governments criminalise it, they are disrespecting it. When young people chainsmoke and spend all day on the couch, they are disrespecting it too.

    I have bipolar 2 disorder and I found a cannabis habit to be on the whole destabilising. It sent my mania sky high and gave me anxiety and paranoia issues. However, there were also times when it treated my depressions in a way nothing else could, and I also found some strains (presumably high in CBD) had a levelling effect that gave me back some functionality I had lost. In spite of my experience I still think maybe cannabis could one day have a role in mental health treatment, but we would need to be able to control very closely the THC and CBD content in a way that we can't just yet.

  24. On day 5 of quitting weed from being a daily user 3 times I heard someone talking downstairs while I was home alone, the next day I was hallucinating most of the day. I tried smoking again but I think it only made it worse. 1 year later and they haven't gone away, I think I might've been on the road anyways because I started getting people's voices stuck in my head after watching a video, it wasn't from like anxiety or OCD, it wasn't even saying anything discernable it was more like the tone of voice.

    Yes I already went to my doctor, started taking meds and am weed free, I'm just telling my story.

    I heard CBD helps with psychosis but THC makes it worse, maybe the CBD was helping me more than the THC was hurting, IDK it's only a theroy.

  25. Dr. Marks,Could you please do a video on what is the benefits or dangers of vaporing for the people that tries to quit smoking and substitutes to vapor?  I wonder if the chemicals of the vapor has serious effects on the lungs or the body.  Thanks again for all of your amazing work!

  26. Thank you Tracey for your amazing videos, they are so amazingly well done and informative.

  27. When I smoked marijuana a long time ago, I heard voices and noises no one else could hear. That was freakin' terrifying.

  28. Great video Dr. Tracey. So I've been suffering what we believe is anxiety and depression for the past few months. (I'm 40 and also went through this around age 23-26 or so but it feels worse now). Anyways, I was looking into obtaining CBD with low component of THC through legal governmental route here in Ontario, Canada but after some questionnaires, doctors felt because a) one of my older brothers has schizophrenia (had some signs as a teenager but cme out strong closer to 20) and b) mom has early signs of dementia, they strongly advised to avoid THC because it can bring out schizophrenia for example. With that said, they said they'd be ok with me trying over the counter CBD oil only (zero THC) as this will have no impact on making me feel paranoia or possibly bring on schizophrenia. I know you briefly touched on this but it sounds like you didnt believe CBD is helpful for anxiety/depression? And in your opinion do you agree that CBD oil (no thc) is safe for somenody like me who has family history? The thing that bothers me lately is I have symptoms I didnt have when I went through this in mid 20's. Used to be more social anxiety and would go away when situation was done. I know have anxiety and nervousness most of the day, a lightheaded/dizziness feeling which seems to start around lunch and gets worse as day goes on (feel better before bed) and the worst one : I feel a weird sensitivity to negative things ie: if news is on and people hurt or killed, or if somebody has sickness, I feel uncomfortable watching. Sorry for long message, lot going on. Ps – was on ciprolex for 2 months and now on trintellix for 3 weeks. Thanks!

  29. could you do a video on how drugs affect mental disorders and medications? and the dangers of it?

  30. Another great video! Thanks!

    I had been smoking a number of years starting at the age of 13 and it has always been a mixed bag for me, sometimes it's extremely alleviating and enjoyable although I become prone to procrastination, other times I will smoke and completely shut down, fidget, mumble, become alert to potential dangers, I'm sure it's negatively affected my life more than done good and I do regret it at times, but the learing experience is very much valued and I do advocate for its use in particular circumstances.

    I finally quit it, and a number of other substances after beginning Citalopram and feel like I'm finally returning to myself, I don't recognise this self although I'm sure it was once there, it's unfortunate that it's engrained in some of my social circles, as I see the effect it's having on themselves at times.

    I now find myself with a huge amount of time and mental capacity to apply myself to things I actually need to do, although, I do wonder if it's worth ever smoking again, as I really did enjoy it at times, however the impulse control part I was unaware of, that is a huge concern due to my addictive personality, I began taking the Citalopram and stopped doing any other substances, aside from occasional alcohol, and cigarettes, due to a particularly difficult recent break up.

  31. Not to go on a rant here but. Dr. Marks your understanding of neuroscience could use a little refresh. Please do some research on CBD, the CB1 and CB2 receptors.

  32. Excuse me Dr. Marks @ 3:00 you should correct your incorrect statement that THC binds to the CBD1 receptors. The correct receptor is the CB1. 🤪

  33. Hello, I am brazilian and I have borderline, I usually smoke marijuanna to relief anxiety and feel relax..

    I have BPD already before starting smoking marijuanna (at 21 years)

    I'd like to know if this is "bad" for me somehow…

  34. I've been smoking Marijuana for 32 years. I'm sure it's why I'm so depressed.

  35. Thanks for the info. So my husband has been diagnosed bipolar and refuses to take prescribed medication. However he recently started smoking, vape and eatables I can tell the difference by his mood he is so much calmer so much more pleasant to be around. His mood was effecting our relationship I wasn’t sure if we were going to last without him acknowledging that he needs treatment. But since marijuana it’s better. Sometimes I feel guilty by encouraging him to smoke if it not the best thing to do. But our household is a lot more peaceful and less exhausting. What do you think?

  36. One of the best videos ive seen on the dirrect effects of marijuana on the brain and how it actually works. This was verry helpful

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