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Marijuana has been shown to be particularly useful to reduce nausea and vomiting, to increase appetite, and for pain relief.  It is also reported to help with inflammation.

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  • If you are considering flying with marijuana, a good overview of rights and what to expect is in a New York Times article. To see it, click here.
  • Dr. Gregory T. Carter, co-author of Medical Marijuana 101, raises the following cautions:
    • If you use medical marijuana: at all times, carry your doctor's prescription/recommendation and state issued ID card if you have one with you. Only present ithe card to law enforcement officers if accused of a marijuana related crime.
    • Do not drive, operate tools or machinery, or perform tasks that require a lot of concentration for up to three hours after using marijuana.  Residual effects have been reported up to 24 hours later so be cautious during that period of time.
    • If you have a serious psychiatric disorder, do not use marijuana without a psychiatrist's supervision.
    • If you have a history of drug and/or alcohol abuse, speak with an addiction specialist before using. Your doctor can refer you.
  • Vomiting and pain: Marijuana can cause vomiting and pain in heavy marijuana users. The situation is known as  Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS). It can be cured by quitting use of marijuana.

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