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The Effects of Marijuana

The best question to ask first is whether marijuana can be harmful.
Marijuana’s effects generally rely on the person consuming it, its potency and the reason the person is consuming it.
Why? Because the effects of marijuana affect individuals differently.

Is Marijuana Harmless?

Also known as cannabis, marijuana is the most commonly used drug in the U.S. Medical studies have proven that the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) found in marijuana offers quite a few medical benefits.
THC is the chemical in the cannabis plant which is responsible for the majority of the psychological effects of marijuana.
The most common reason people choose marijuana is to get high.
The intoxicating effect is sometimes followed by euphoria, uncontrollable laughter, talkativeness, and heightened sensory perception.

Can The Effects Of Marijuana Be Beneficial?

Marijuana goes by many names such as marihuana, cannabis, and even ganja.
This drug is popular for recreational, spiritual, and medicinal uses.
The medicinal properties benefit those suffering from severe pain, epileptic seizures, nausea and vomiting, inner eye pressure and more.
Other conditions marijuana can help treat include Huntington disease, eczema, and multiple sclerosis symptoms.
Cancer patients often find marijuana highly beneficial because of the pain, nausea, and vomiting largely linked to Chemotherapy.

Pros & Cons of Marijuana
Pros
• Appetite: THC can effectively increase appetite and maintains body weight. This can benefit those with debilitating diseases, like AIDS, and cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.
• Anti-nausea use: THC is highly effective for cancer patients who suffer from nausea caused by chemotherapy treatments.
• Analgesia (pain relief): THC has some pain relief responses in cancer patients.
• Multiple sclerosis (MS): cannabis can alleviate spasticity and muscle pain in MS patients.
• People suffering from asthma and glaucoma find the effects of marijuana extremely beneficial.
• Marijuana is considered a mind opener, that is to say, it can help broaden people’s outlook and creativity.

Cons
• Poor coordination.
• Increased heart rate.
• Distorts perception.
• Lowered blood pressure.

Effects of Marijuana on the Brain

Consuming high doses can induce delusions, hallucinations and confusion.

Effects of Marijuana on the Lungs

Burning of the throat and mouth plus heavy coughing are caused by smoking marijuana.
It causes respiratory complications in smokers, like increased risk of lung infections; even obstructed airways.

Can Marijuana Be Harmful During Pregnancy?

Exposure to marijuana in the womb can cause increased tremulousness.

Even though there have been medical breakthroughs in regards to the THC found in the drug, the use of cannabis has its pros and cons.
Its effects differ from person to person based on potency and frequency.

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