Is MJ diuretic?

Discussion in 'Medicinal Marijuana' started by MrProtein, May 20, 2006.

  1. MrProtein

    MrProtein Active Member

    I understand why we get cottonmouth, but is weed diuretic, does it actually draw water out of your body, cause increase in urine output, or rid water retention like alcohol would?
  2. MrProtein

    MrProtein Active Member

    my main concert is if it effects extracelluar fluid?
  3. nerphroll

    nerphroll Sr. Member

    No, marijuana is not a diuretic.

    The cottonmouth has nothing to do with loss of total body water. It's simply a manifestation of autonomic tone shifting more towards sympathetic rather than parasympathetic dominace, which in turn tends to decrease salivation rather than enhance it.
  4. MrProtein

    MrProtein Active Member

    awesome....thanks....as my goal is NOT to lose extracellular water

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