Smoking pot can increase your risk for lung cancer, heart disease, stroke, and other conditions.
Even if you’ve quit smoking cigarettes, you’re still at risk for lung cancer. Quitting can be difficult, and there are some people who try and fail.
It’s important to talk with your doctor about your risk for lung cancer.
If you have a history of lung cancer or other lung conditions, you might need to quit smoking.
What Is the Typical Length of Pot Abuse?
The typical length of your pot use will depend on several factors.
For example, it can vary from one person to another. You might use it every day for a long time or for a short time.
Some people use it only on special occasions or when they’re feeling stressed. Others use it daily or almost daily.
You might have a different timeline based on the type of pot you’re using.
For example, you might use it for a few hours or days at a time.
The length of your use can also depend on how much you use.
You might notice that you’re using it less or more than the next person you talk to.
Your timeline might also depend on how often you use cannabis.
If you use it more frequently or in larger amounts, you might use it for longer than another person who uses it less often and in smaller amounts.
How Do I Know How Much I Use?
You can use a marijuana breathalyzer to check your level of cannabis use.
This can help you understand how much you’re using and how long you’re using it.
It can also help you determine if you’re using too much.
These devices use a chemical called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) to measure how much you’re using.
It’s important to note that they’re not reliable for the entire amount you use. They only measure the amount of cannabis you use.
Breathalyzers can be inaccurate because they measure THC levels in the body. THC is not the only cannabinoid in your body. Other cannabinoids, like cannabidiol (CBD), can also be present.
If you don’t use cannabis, your breathalyzer should show 0 on the scale.
If you use it frequently, your breathalyzer can show higher levels of THC, which is why you might be given a breathalyzer test for driving or operating heavy machinery.
Breathalyzers can also be inaccurate if you smoke pot.
Here’s why: THC is released from the smoke. It can’t be detected if you smoke a joint.
However, even if you smoke a joint, your breathalyzer can still show THC levels.
This is why you might feel that you’re getting high when you’re actually using a small amount of cannabis.
It’s also why you might feel like you’re getting high when you only use a few puffs of cannabis.
How Long Does It Take to Get High?
Before you get high, you might notice that your body is experiencing some of the following symptoms:
- Increased heart rate
- Increased body temperature
- Increased respiration rate
- Increased blood pressure
It can take several minutes for your body to get used to having cannabis.
It can take longer for your body to get used to using cannabis if you’re using larger amounts of the drug.
It can also take longer if you’re using it in larger amounts every day.
When to Get Help for Pot Abuse?
If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms, you should seek help.
- You feel a strong or unpleasant desire to use cannabis. You may not be able to stop using it.
- You feel like you have a lot of energy and don’t want to sleep or rest.
- You think you have a fever.
- You have a lot of vomiting.
- You have a lot of diarrhea.
- You’re having severe mental confusion.
- You’re having seizures.
- You’re experiencing suicidal thoughts.
If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms, it’s important to seek help:
- Your symptoms are severe.
- You’re having trouble breathing.
- You’re having a heart attack.
- You’re losing a lot of blood.
- You’re having chest pain.
- You have a skin rash.
How Can I Tell If I’m Using Too Much Weed?
You can use a breathalyzer to check how much cannabis you’re using.
You should also ask your doctor about a cannabis tolerance test.
This can help you determine how much cannabis you need to use to feel the effects of the drug.
Some people report feeling high when using a small amount of cannabis, but not when they use a large amount.
However, it’s possible to feel high when using a large amount of cannabis.
How Do I Get Help for Pot Abuse?
If you or someone you know is experiencing severe symptoms of cannabis abuse, you should call 911 or go to the emergency room right away.
It’s important to get help right away.
The sooner you get help, the better your treatment outcomes will be.
You might be given a drug test to help rule out the possibility of drug use.
If you’re pregnant, the overdose could have long-term effects on your baby.
You should be honest with the person you’re with about what you’ve been using.
They can help you find a treatment program that’s right for you.
What Can I Do to Treat Pot Abuse?
If you’re using cannabis to treat or cure your symptoms, you’re probably going to need to take it for a long time.
You might use a small amount of cannabis daily for several months to treat an illness, such as:
- Multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Parkinson’s disease
You might also use cannabis daily to increase your enjoyment of life and relax your mind.
If you use cannabis to treat the symptoms of an illness, you should use it only under your doctor’s supervision.
You should also be careful to avoid using too much cannabis.
The drug can be dangerous to your health. This is why it’s important to only use it under your doctor’s supervision.
You can get help from a licensed medical professional, such as a physician, to help you use cannabis.
You can also seek treatment from a certified cannabis doctor.
You can find a marijuana doctor by calling the American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine (AACM) at 18008948999 or visiting their website.
You might be able to get help from a physician’s assistant (PA).
You can find a PA by calling the American College of PAs at 1800PATIENT or visiting their website.
What Can I Do to Relieve My Symptoms?
If you want to get rid of your symptoms of cannabis abuse, you need to stop using cannabis.
You can get help for pot abuse by seeing a medical professional.
Use cannabis only under your doctor’s supervision.
You can use cannabis to treat or cure your symptoms.
Don’t stop using cannabis unless you’re under the care of a medical professional.
If you don’t have a medical professional, don’t stop using cannabis unless you’re feeling sick or injured.
If you’re concerned about using cannabis to help with your symptoms, talk to your doctor.
It’s important to avoid using cannabis if you have a history of any of the following:
- Serious diseases, such as cancer or MS.
- High blood pressure.
- High cholesterol.
- High triglyceride level.
- Low blood sugar.
- Hepatitis C.
- Kidney disease.
Even if you’re not using cannabis to treat any of these issues, it’s still important to avoid it.
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