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Smoking with heart problems

Discussion in 'Medical Marijuana Usage and Applications' started by DrStrangelove, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. My girlfriend's mom smoked regularly when she was younger but stopped when her daughters were born and growing up. Now that they're out of the house, she wants to smoke herb again to relieve her anxiety. The problem is that she had a severe thyroid problem about five years ago and is no longer taking any medication for it (she can't get health insurance), and her heart was damaged from the whole ordeal. She is 56, very active, smokes 2-3 cigarettes a day (as she's done for decades), eats a very healthy diet, and feels good most of the time. I worry about any adverse effects, particularly in regards to her heart, smoking cannabis could have. I've searched online for this information (for my grandfather as well), but haven't found anything conclusive. Does anyone here have some information? Much appreciated!
     
  2. With smoking, you get a lot of nasty chemicals- Carbon monoxide, tars, etc. Not good! Vaping would be much better.

    Smokeless Cannabis Delivery Device Efficient And Less Toxic
    http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/71112.php

    Use of vaporizers reduces toxins from cannabis smoke
    http://www.cannabis-med.org/english/bulletin/ww_en_db_cannabis_artikel.php?id=146#2

    Recommendation to Patients: "Don't smoke, Vaporize"
    http://ccrmg.org/journal/03sum/vaporize.html


    Eating it, using a tincture, etc would be best. But dosing can be tricky, until you know your plants and your patient! Some folks don't get a reaction for up to 3 hours, other get effects in half an hour or so. Go slow- getting too high as a novice is very unpleasant!






    Granny :wave:
     
  3. I was born with Heart disease.
    At this point in my life I have had 2 open hearts in my life one at 7 days old and another at 5 years old.
    Im 19 now and have been smoking for about 4 years
    Im not sure if it will effect me in the long run,now,or never.

    Though sometime I do wish I had a vape to enjoy weed but in a healthy manor.
    But smoking is def not good for a heart,no matter what kind of smoke.
     
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