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Question: marijuana and constipation

 OFundude24 - Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:03 am

Hi my name is Robby and I smoke quite a bit of marijuana and found that i have been having a hard time going to the bathroom as a result can marijuana cause constipation or no please help
 Faye Lang, RN, MSW - Thu Jul 08, 2010 12:14 pm

Hello, OFundude24,

Constipation is a known effect of marijuana, or cannabis, use. Such constipation is sometimes caused by the development of peripheral neuropathy as a result of cannabis use, and can become a very serious health issue. Please consider discussing your concerns with your doctor. I hope this is helpful to you. Good luck.


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