Marijuana, cannabis, pot, weed or whatever it is known, no matter what is still the most popular prohibited drug in the world. However, it has been legalized in many parts of America because of its medical benefits. There had been many reports about its benefits. Medical marijuana is used to treat a number of illnesses or conditions like Alzheimer’s disease, Cancer, Crohn’s disease, eating disorders such as anorexia, glaucoma, mental health conditions like PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), multiple sclerosis, muscle spasms, nausea, pain, cachexia or wasting syndrome.
Marijuana has been an issue over the past few years. A lot of arguments have been made about this. There have been lots of debates because there is a thin line between legal or illegal when it comes to cannabis. Using alcohol and cigarettes are harmful to the body, but are legal, while marijuana has shown that it has medicinal purposes and isn’t?
Effects of Marijuana
What about the negative effects of marijuana then?What happens when you are hooked to smoking marijuana? It is essential that we know how to weigh things and be mindful that before using marijuana daily for extended periods thinking that is fine and it is fully safe to use. However, when it is something your physician prescribes, there is no harm to research and be knowledgeable. Like using a medication for a long time, there are side effects or some sort of negativity with longer use of marijuana.
Proper Way of Using Marijuana
Have you asked yourself on how people got cured with their illness through marijuana? What is the method of administering marijuana to a patient? Are they using it by smoking or by other methods of ingestion? As opposed to what people think, smoking marijuana does not help in treating an illness since healing cannot be achieved by smoking. The best way of ingesting marijuana is either by eating it or by extracting oil from the plant and taking it like a normal medicine.
Precaution in Handling
Heavy smoking of marijuana compromises the dopamine level of the brain. Dopamine functions as a neurotransmitter in the brain which works on a person’s memory, behavior and attention. Excessive smoking of pot causes the dopamine level to lower down, thus impairing the learning process and one’s behavior. Those who smoke marijuana excessively may seem to be forgetful and has an impulsive behavior like being quickly pissed off.
It has been found that using marijuana daily for at least four years or more causes some structural changes in the brain. The volume of gray matter is reduced. Gray matter is the main part of the central nervous system associated with muscle control, perception, memory, emotions, addiction, decision making, self-control, etc. Haven’t you noticed that people who are abusing marijuana get easily depressed and doesn’t have self-control?
Smoking cigarettes or tobacco or even using electronic cigarettes harms the lungs, and why add more damage by smoking marijuana? When it comes to smoking, this is a no-brainer. No matter what you are using it is harmful to the body. Smoking marijuana jeopardizes health as well by increasing your risk of having a severe cardiovascular disease.
With all these being said, one must consider not smoking marijuana on a regular basis or else stopping it. Otherwise always consult your friendly physician.