MEDICAL CANNABIS DISCLOSURE
Although smoking cannabis has not been linked to lung cancer, smoking it can result in respiratory harm, such as bronchitis. Many researchers agree that marijuana smoke contains known carcinogens, and that smoking cannabis may increase the risk of respiratory diseases, along with cancer of the lungs, throat, and mouth. Vaporizers and edible cannabis products may substantially reduce many of the potentially harmful smoke toxins that are normally present in cannabis smoke.
Side effects may occur while using medical cannabis including, but not limited to:
- Rapid heart rate
- Reduced muscle strength
- Decreased blood flow to brain
- Decreased coordination
- Increased food consumption and weight gain
- Altered body temperature
- Anxiety or panic
- Suicidal ideation
- Altered libido
- Increased talkativeness
- Inability to concentrate
- Altered libido
- Addictive behaviors
- Decreased verbal skills
- Amotivational syndrome
- Reduced testicular size
- Decreased testosterone levels
- Menstrual abnormalities
- Fetal exposure
- Abnormal ova
- Alteration in time
- space, and color perception
- Short-term memory impairment
- Abnormal sperm morphology/motility
Other symptoms of marijuana overdose include: nausea, vomiting, heart rhythm disturbances, numbness in the limbs, hacking cough
Chronic cannabis overuse can also lead to laryngitis, bronchitis, and general apathy
Some patients can become dependent on cannabis. Please contact your physician immediately if you notice the signs of withdrawal, which include the following:
- Feelings of depression
- Restlessness or mild agitation
- Sleep disturbances
- Unusual fatigue
- Trouble concentrating
- Loss of appetite
WHAT YOUR PHYSICIAN’S RECOMMENDATION ALLOWS UNDER SB420
- Possession of up to 8 ounces of dried cannabis.
- Cultivation of up to 12 plants, as long as only 6 are mature at any given time.
- Cultivation should be indoors, or in a locked greenhouse.
- Purchases and cultivation are for personal use only.
- Applies only within the state of California.
Please see http://www.canorml.org for more information.