Diagnosing
Marijuana Syndromes



Zones of Qualities

Each marijuana syndrome group defines a particular zone of qualities. A person may tend to gravitate toward one or more of these cross sections at any given time.



Enhance the Positive and Reduce the Negative

The issue in treatment is enhancing the positive effects of the drug while diminishing the negative ones.

Understanding the patient as an individual and assessing their position(s) in the marijuana syndromes accurately are key points in successful treatment.



Technique is Critical

If a person uses it in a mature and responsible way, sometimes the positive effects of marijuana can become valuable assets to her/his life and healing. Yet the problem is that over time, each of these positive effects can turn into its opposite if s/he doesn’t do something to balance the marijuana in her/his system.

As mature practitioners, we want to guide the effects of marijuana into these positive channels. The only question is how. This is where technique becomes critical...




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To learn all of the details of diagnosing and treating marijuana syndromes, please refer to

Marijuana Syndromes
How to Balance and Optimize
the Effects of Cannabis
With Traditional Chinese Medicine


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marijuana diagnosis

Drs. Miller and Gold at Cornell University Medical College have this to say about making a definitive marijuana diagnosis

Google Scholar’s index on marijuana diagnosis related papers

If only prescribing physicians would adhere to these guidelines, what a difference it would make!

Guidelines for the Washington State Medical Marijuana Act

Wikipedia’s cannabis dependence definition

Cannabis Intoxication Symptoms and DSM-IV Diagnosis


An extensive index of PDF articles on Marijuana Diagnosis

If you came to this page looking for information on how to diagnose challenges with your cannabis grow, I don’t want you to leave disappointed. Try these resources:

The Growery website features pictures and monographs on diagnosing common ailments of cannabis plants.

Grass City showcases an extensive marijuana diagnosis forum with submissions pouring in by the minute for all of your cannabis horticultural concerns.

Onlinepot.org’s gallery of marijuana ailments , includes many charts and photos.

Wikibook’s index of common cannabis plant diagnoses and treatments.

marijuana psychology

An unusual and provocative article that brings up a very important issue surrounding marijuana use- that of state-dependent learning and its bleed over into other states...

A terrific PDF on the Clinical and Psychological Effects of Marijuana in Man BY ANDREW T. WEIL, M.D.,(Yes, the same one!) NORMAN E. ZINBERG, M.D., & JUDITH M. NELSEN, M.A.

An excerpt from Psychology: a modular approach to mind and behavior by Dennis Coon, on the effects of marijuana.

JAMA’s work on the Prevalence of Marijuana Use Disorders in the United States , with significant findings for people of color.

A short video describing the DSM-IV description and diagnosis of cannabis intoxication...


For extensive details on how to balance and optimize the effects of cannabis using Traditional Chinese Medicine, please refer to

Marijuana Syndromes
How to Balance and Optimize
the Effects of Cannabis
With Traditional Chinese Medicine


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