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I'm a 25 year old male who has smoked marijuana daily 7

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I'm a 25 year old male who has smoked marijuana daily for approximately 7 years cumulatively on and off since I was 16. There has been much discussion and controversy over pesticides in marijuana and concern how inhalation results in direct access to the bloodstream, bypassing internal organs that filter toxins like the liver. However is known that there have not been enough studies done regarding the inhalation of such pesticides due to the federal prohibition on marijuana. How concerned should I be regarding my long term exposure? I plan on quitting completely.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 9 months ago.

There is no good scientific evidence to prove one way or another

I would be more concerned about inhaling combusted organic compounds

that is undoubtedly harmful to you

not as much as tobacco but a logical person would assume there is some harm

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
What are uncombusted organic compounds? And also - I've read that smokers who quit before age 30 often return to the health of non smokers. Would that be applicable in this case, with marijuana smokers? Or would the differences in chemical compounds be too great to know.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Like, if we made the assumption that they are toxic and carcinogens - would my body still recover like a cigarette smokers would?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 9 months ago.
you would recover just fine
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 9 months ago.

Thanks for this question

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