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Renal function, effects of medical marijuana on kidney

Hi, I have a question regarding mmj and renal function . I have 20 percent of renal function but I also have a prescription for mmj for another issue. I was just wondering what the effects of marijuana are on the kidneys and if it damages it? I am not on Dialysis yet and I understand that I need to be clean for 6 months before getting on a transplant list.
Asked On : Sun, 25 Mar 2012
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Jul 2016
Thanks for your query.Based on the facts that you have posted it appears that you have Chronic Renal Paranchymal Disease and expected to need Renal Transplant. You havebeen taking Marijuana for some other illness and worried about the side effects of Marijuana on kideneys.
There are clear evidence of negative effect of Marijuana on kidneys neither any clinical studies have been done on this subjects .
You can take marijuana after consulting your Nephrologist.
Answered: Mon, 21 Oct 2013
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