You may have heard that marijuana is “good for you”. You may have even heard that marijuana is a “miracle drug”. But what you probably haven’t heard is the truth about marijuana: it’s dangerous, and it can seriously harm your health.
Marijuana, also known as pot, weed, ganja, and Mary Jane, is a plant that is smoked or eaten for its psychoactive effects. We started an article on why it’s bad for you personally here. This is a deeper dive into Marijuana and how it can actually kill you. It is made from the dried flowers and leaves of the cannabis plant. So why would anyone want to smoke or eat something that is so dangerous? The answer is simple – because it gets you high. But the high isn’t worth the risks.
Active Ingredients in Marijuana.
Marijuana is bad for you. We’re not just talking about the fact that it’s illegal – marijuana is not good for your health, plain and simple. The active ingredient in marijuana is THC, which can cause all sorts of health problems. THC interacts with the brain in a way that produces a feeling of euphoria and relaxation. But at what cost?
Short-Term Effects of Marijuana Use.
Marijuana might make you feel mellow, happy, and relaxed, but that’s not all it does. It can also have some pretty negative short-term effects.
Marijuana can impair your judgment and reaction time. So if you’re driving or doing something else that requires coordination and focus, it is definitely not the drug for you. Actually don’t take any kind of drugs when driving or doing anything that requires utmost concentration. It can also cause anxiety and paranoia.
Long-Term Effects of Marijuana Use?
CANCER AND HEART PROBLEMS
You know what they say, “You can’t judge a book by its cover“. But you can definitely judge a drug by its effects. And this is one drug you definitely don’t want to mess with.
It causes chronic bronchitis, and it increases your risk of lung cancer. Marijuana may seem like a harmless drug, but it can actually have some pretty dangerous long-term effects. For one, it can mess with your memory. It can also decrease your IQ and increase your risk of schizophrenia. And that’s not even mentioning the fact that it’s a gateway drug to harder substances like cocaine and heroin.
Marijuana is also bad for your heart. It increases your risk of heart attack and stroke, and it can damage your arteries. It may seem like a fun way to relax, but in the long run, it’s not worth it. There are plenty of other ways to relax without putting your health at risk.
Marijuana is can cause long-term cognitive damage, and it can lead to a host of mental health problems. For one, marijuana affects your ability to think clearly. It makes it difficult to focus on anything, and can even lead to hallucinations.
Marijuana is highly addictive and can lead to other, more serious addictions. So why do people use it? It is often seen as a “safe” drug because it’s legal in many places. But that doesn’t mean it’s not dangerous. In fact, it is one of the most harmful drugs out there.
Despite what you may have heard, this ‘vegetable‘ can be downright dangerous.
So the next time someone offers you marijuana, say no! There are plenty of other, safer ways to relax and have fun.