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Chest infection. Can I smoke a little marijuana?

hello, im 22 years old, i have developed a chest infection, i am taking Erythtomycin for it and am on day 3 of taking my pills, although feeling better i was wondering if it would be ok to smoke marijuana? i wanted to know the risks, i have talked to my gp about this and all she said was it woundent help the infection and the worst it could do was prolong it? how acurate is that? i dont smoke cigerttes, i smoke marijuana only once every so often, atleast once every two weeks it helps with my ADHD i dont drink and my only vice is marijuana. i have a friend visiting me tonight and wanted to know if its safe to have a little. thanks in advance
Asked On : Sun, 4 Nov 2012
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Thanks for writing your query to us.

Marijuana has adverse effect on heart, lungs , brain & daily life.

It can increase heart rate & more prone to risk of arrhythmia, palpitation . It is an irriatant to lungs & also a carcinogen. It can cause problems like cough, phlegm production, also increase the risk of developing lung infection,since you are already having infection of lung it is advisable that you stay away from marijuana for few days as it can delay your recovery.

Wish you good health.
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