Talk:Effects of cannabis

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Hallucinations?[edit]

Hey, what's this idea about Marijuana producing hallucinations? I'm confused by this very much, and have never heard of it. I know that THC has the possibility of causing such psychic reactions; however, ALL Cannabis has CBD in it as well, which is literally an antipsychotic and causes said hallucinations to not occur. CBD is responsible for the so-called "body-high" (whereas THC causes the "mind-high"). მაLiphradicusEpicusთე

  • I've always heard that large doses of THC can cause hallucinations in some people. Psychosis is much more rare but happens. As far as CBD, it is only a minor constituent of cannabis in most strains (particularly sativas), although CBD rich strains like Charlotte's Web are becoming more common. CBD content of indicas is typically higher. If the dose of THC is high enough, the average CBD may be inadequate to offset, and hallucinations can follow. Then, we are talking about pretty large dozes, which would be more common with edibles or various forms of hash. Since it is a Schedule I drug, there is obviously a lack of research in this and other areas. Dennis Brown |  | WER 21:02, 28 April 2014 (UTC)
  • There is a thing called "scaremongering" for a reason! As a recreational user myself, I have NEVER had any hallucinations whatsoever! In most cases, the most I have experienced is higher focus and an increased ability to finish things that Ive started as without it, I usually NEVER finish anything! Maybe if these people that do these studies would actually be honest in their study, then people would know the real truth and stop feeding the population with false propaganda! That's all! User:Edward Spader 17:14, 25 March 2015 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.57.1.28 (talk)
  • There is a thing called "scaremongering" for a reason! As a recreational user myself, and since I have had no hallucinations, it is impossible that anyone else could have them! Wikipedia should reflect my personal experience as scientific fact! 104.189.8.152 (talk) 01:21, 30 September 2015 (UTC)

This is so poorly written that it doesn't even make sense; "Exposure to marijuana has biologically-based physical, mental, behavioral and social health consequences and is "associated with diseases of the liver (particularly with co-existing hepatitis C), lungs, heart, and vasculature" according to a 2013 literature review by Gordon and colleagues. These diseases have only been reported in cases where people have smoked cannabis.[102]" . So according to Wikipedia diseases of the lungs, heart, liver all have only been reported in cases where people have used cannibus? 70.68.168.208 (talk) 20:45, 15 September 2015 (UTC)

  • According to a study done by King's College in 2012, you are correct. The effects of THC on the right caudate were negatively correlated with the severity of psychotic symptoms it produced. The effects of CBD, on the other hand, were the opposite of THC. [1] Johnacorn (talk) 03:44, 8 June 2015 (UTC)

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Effects of Cannabis: A Bird's Eye View[edit]

I was born on July 27, 1962 with an intractable seizure disorder that wasn't officially diagnosed until I was 31 years old. Once this had been accomplished I was given a variety of drug treatments. None of them fully kept me from having all different types of seizure episodes that left me unconscious, and then took hours if not days to recover from. In addition to my seizure disorder I also have Cluster Headaches that make a migraine look like a candy cane. I live in Coventry, Rhode Island in the USA and Medical Marijuana was legalized here in 2009. How fortunate it was for me that science proved the medical effects cannabis has on the human endo-cannabinoid system. As far as the Toxicities section of the article goes, I know from a lifetime of use and also from the positive effects cannabis has had on my overall health in general, that the majority of what this claims is completely unfounded. Moreover, it is my opinion that cannabis shouldn't be classed as a psychedelic drug because it is not a substance whose primary action is to alter cognition and perception. Granted, it does have some side-effects (anxiety, panic attacks, and short-term memory loss) especially for a novice, but with additional use these do alleviate over time. Remember, no matter what we ingest there are side effects but when the benefits outweigh them then they are no longer of any concern. I feel that the entire article attempts to place cannabis in a 'bad light', in order to continue with the fallacies being propagated against cannabis by Big Pharmaceutical corporations. --RIpilgrim (talk) 04:29, 26 January 2016 (UTC)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2562334/

I'm glad it worked for you! Most articles on Wikipedia are in need of improvement and you are welcome to contribute. Since a lot of content in this article is related to human health the sourcing requirements are a bit higher. You can read about it at WP:MEDRS. I would imagine this article leans toward "bad light" simply because that is where most of the funding and research is and consequently where we can find review articles. Sizeofint (talk) 07:20, 26 January 2016 (UTC)

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increased lung capacity - on inhalation of moderate amounts[edit]

See WP:NOR, WP:NOTFORUM

smoking a small amount can increase lung capacity i measured this myself using professional nursing equipment. - i know it's hard to believe but it's 100 percent true and the results are staggering. Your lung capacity almost doubles. Just putting it out there so someone with an open mind and some credibility in the medical field can indeed confirm this. Not a doubt in my mind. ( pass it on ) just try it. I used tests including the one where you blow the floating ball as long and as high as you can. You will see your own results double. i will be honest i tried it as a joke expecting the opposite. I was wrong it really works and works better than any inhaler. might be good for copd or asthma for temporary lung expansion. give it a try you will see. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2600:8800:7484:DD00:4D6F:9E7:54FF:9432 (talk) 06:45, 28 December 2016 (UTC)

Section deleted[edit]

The section Psychological effects links as main article to Medical cannabis#Strains, which is a section which appears to have been either deleted or re-named in the destination article. What to do now? Has the information originally linked just been moved or re-named, or is it really gone? The article Cannabis strains, which upon first glance may appear a sufficient substitute, actually is a botanical article and has least of all to do with psychological effects in humans upon consumption. --2003:71:4E19:1807:C09F:BA9:D8B4:DAEF (talk) 14:02, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

I've deleted the link as it is no longer relevant. I believe the point was to show that different strains have different psychological effects. This information has likely been merged with Cannabis (drug) Sizeofint (talk) 15:45, 20 April 2017 (UTC)