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Paranoid When I Smoke Weed?

So basically the story is I used to smoke alot and i have always had a good high, but recently 2 of my friends told me that they had heart problems and cudnt smoke nemore, and now everytime i smoke my heart hursts and i feel like im going to have a heart attack and i feel like my back hurts like when having a heart attack, and this happens after i only take 1 or 2 hits, which isnt alot cuz i used to smoke bout 5 grams a day, can some just tell me im a crazy paranoid freak and im fine. thanks fyi im not a pothead anymore, i smoke mayb once of twice every few weeks and i just wanted to have a good time tonight bc i dont have any alcohol, im in college, come on, im still young
Wed, 1 Jun 2011
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Yea I am sure the tens of billions spent annually to institutions to treat marijuana addiction from the Drug Control Policy budget has nothing to do with your stance. Or your flat out lies/spin "It starts out mild and gradually gets worse until they have a full blown psychotic episode" Its people like you that cause these little brains to psychosomatically freak out.

It causes neurogenesis in the hippocampus when it is lacking density or size- of course it makes some people paranoid, the interaction from the amydala is the route of exercising this section into growing. None of the half a dozen stress hormones released are destructive either. You should know that anyone who suffers stress has a damaged hippocampus- longterm use paranoia is extremely rare... I wonder why....
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Search youtube for Dr. Lester Grinspoon- he is a harvard professor who has spent many years on this subject. His ruling is that marijuana can increase your heart rate the same amount as jogging up a flight of stairs- Infact that is so harmless moving your bowels is 40x more dangerous.

Cannabinoids (the active chemicals) protects from ischemia (heart attack and stroke), it also reverses artery hardening by blocking TNF and ROS.
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You should come to work with me (psych hospital)! We get people in everyday who smoke weed and freak out . It starts out mild and gradually gets worse until they have a full blown psychotic episode, my advice, STOP NOW or else you run the risk of " visiting" a place i assure you, you DON'T want to be in!
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