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Side effect of weed, marijuana

Marijuana weed, pot, dope, grass. They’re different names for the same drug that comes from the cannabisplant. You can smoke it, vape it, drink it, or eat it. Most folks use marijuana for pleasure and recreation. But a growing number of doctors prescribe it for specific medical conditions and symptoms.

Marijuana has mind-altering compounds that affect both your brain and body. It can be addictive, and it may be harmful to some people’s health. Here’s what can happen when you use marijuana:

You Can Get “High”

It’s why most people try pot. The main psychoactive ingredient, THC, stimulates the part of your brain that responds to pleasure, like food and sex. That unleashes a chemical called dopamine, which gives you a euphoric, relaxed feeling.

If you vape or smoke weed, the THC could get into your bloodstream quickly enough for you to get your high in seconds or minutes. The THC level usually peaks in about 30 minutes, and its effects may wear off in 1-3 hours. If you drink or eat pot, it make take many hours for you to fully sober up. You may not always know how potent your recreational marijuana might be. That also goes for most medical marijuana.

Your Thinking May Get Distorted

Marijuana can cloud your senses and judgment. The effects can differ depending on things like how potent your pot was, how you took it, and much marijuana you’ve used in the past. It might:

  • Heighten your senses (colors might seem brighter and sounds might seem louder)
  • Distort your sense of time
  • Hurt your motor skills and make driving more dangerous
  • Lower your inhibitions so you may have risky sex or take other chances

It May Impair Your Brain

Marijuana can make it harder for you to focus, learn, and remember things. This seems to be a short-term effect that lasts for 24 hours or longer after you stop smoking.

But using pot heavily, especially in your teen years, may leave more permanent effects. Imaging test with some — but not all — adolescents found that marijuana may physically change their brains. Specifically, they had fewer connections in parts of the brain linked to alertness, learning, and memory, and tests show lower IQ scores in some people.

Marijuana is made from the shredded and dried parts of the cannabis plant, including the flowers, seeds, leaves, and stems. It’s also known as pot, weed, hash, and dozens of other names. While many people smoke or vape it, you can also consume marijuana as an ingredient in food, brewed tea, or oils.

Different methods of taking the drug may affect your body differently. When you inhale marijuana smoke into your lungs, the drug is quickly released into your bloodstream and makes its way to your brain and other organs. It takes a little longer to feel the effects if you eat or drink marijuana.

There is ongoing controversy around the effects of marijuana on the body. People report various physical and psychological effects, from harm and discomfort to pain relief and relaxation.

Here’s what happens to your body when this drug enters your bloodstream.

Effects of marijuana

Marijuana can be used in some states for medical reasons, and in some areas, recreational use is legal as well. No matter how you use marijuana, the drug can cause immediate and long-term effects, such as changes in perception and increased heart rate. Over time, smoking marijuana may cause chronic cough and other health issues.

The effects of marijuana on the body are often immediate. Longer-term effects may depend on how you take it, how much you use, and how often you use it. The exact effects are hard to determine because marijuana has been illegal in the U.S., making studies difficult and expensive to conduct.

In summary

SHORT-TERM EFFECTS

  • Short-term memory problems
  • Severe anxiety, including fear that one is being watched or followed (paranoia)
  • Very strange behavior, seeing, hearing or smelling things that aren’t there, not being able to tell imagination from reality (psychosis)
  • Panic
  • Hallucinations
  • Loss of sense of personal identity
  • Lowered reaction time
  • Increased heart rate (risk of heart attack)
  • Increased risk of stroke
  • Problems with coordination (impairing safe driving or playing sports)
  • Sexual problems (for males)
  • Up to seven times more likely to contract sexually transmitted infections
    than non-users (for females)

LONG-TERM EFFECTS

  • Decline in IQ (up to 8 points if prolonged use started in adolescent age)
  • Poor school performance and higher chance of dropping out
  • Impaired thinking and ability to learn and perform complex tasks
  • Lower life satisfaction
  • Addiction (about 9% of adults and 17% of people who started smoking as teens)
  • Potential development of opiate abuse
  • Relationship problems, intimate partner violence
  • Antisocial behavior including stealing money or lying
  • Financial difficulties
  • Increased welfare dependence
  • Greater chances of being unemployed or not getting good jobs.
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30 Comments

  1. Reply

    I just hope these youths find out that it’s risky and harmful to the body so they can stop taking them

  2. Profile photo ofItz Kvng Twitch

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    Very interesting

  3. Reply

    It is indeed very dangerous to the body

  4. Reply

    Weed is life

  5. Reply

    Thanks for sharing

  6. Reply

    Thanks for the sharing

  7. Reply

    This is really good and interesting to know

  8. Reply

    Good

  9. Reply

    Nice information

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      Marijuana has mind-altering compounds that affect both your brain and body. It can be addictive, and it may be harmful to some people’s health.

  10. Profile photo ofSIRMUSTY

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    this can cause a serious damage to the body

  11. Reply

    Say no to smoke

  12. Reply

    Smoking is a bad Habit

  13. Reply

    Say no to smoke

  14. Reply

    Smoking is bad

  15. Reply

    Good

  16. Reply

    Nice

  17. Reply

    Lolzz

  18. Reply

    Some short term effects include:

    -Panic
    -Hallucinations
    -Loss of sense of personal identity
    -Lowered reaction time
    -Increased heart rate (risk of heart attack)
    -Increased risk of stroke
    -Problems with coordination
    -Sexual problems (for males)

    Some long term effects include:

    -Decline in IQ
    -Poor school performance and higher chance of dropping out
    -Impaired thinking and ability to learn and perform complex tasks
    -Lower life satisfaction
    -Addiction
    -Potential development of opiate abuse
    -Relationship problems, intimate partner violence
    -Antisocial behavior including stealing money or lying
    -Financial difficulties
    -Increased welfare dependence

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  20. Reply

    Good article

  21. Reply

    Nice piece thanks for the information

  22. Reply

    Thanks for this update

  23. Reply

    Very bad substance

  24. Reply

    If de youths can listing

  25. Reply

    Nice update

  26. Reply

    Marijuana and weed are really dangerous to the help.
    They should be avoided at all cost

  27. Reply

    Good

  28. Reply

    Thanks for sharing this update

  29. Reply

    Nice

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