Drug that comes from cannabis plant has been given several names such as; Marijuana, weed, pot, dope, grass, and so on.
Although doctors prescribe it for specific medical conditions, most people use weed for pleasure and recreational purposes (just to get high).
Some smoke it, while others vape, drink, or eat it.
The most common method of taking it is by smoking or vaping it. You can get high easily when you smoke, or vape it, as the THC gets into your bloodstream quickly enough to get you high in seconds or minutes. The effects may clear off in 1-3 hrs.
Apparently, there is no safe way to smoke.
People smoke for different reasons. Whatever the reason may be, the truth is that smoking is a hard habit to break because, it is addictive – your body and mind quickly get used to it to a point that you need to have it just to feel normal.
Some people may like to believe that weed is not addictive, or that its “better” compared to other addictive drugs. Well, you are at liberty to believe whatever you choose to, but there is evidence that it affects the brain in a way that makes it more difficult to stop using it.
The substance you inhale don’t just affect your lungs, but your entire body, hence the need to know the impacts of “weed”.
1. Smoking weed may increase your chances of having testicular cancer.
2. It causes blood vessel damage in second hand smokers.
3. It increases blood pressure, therefore increases the risk of death from hypertension.
4. It reduces blood flow to the brain, therefore stones are more likely to suffer Alzheimer’s.
5. Weed may help bone heal faster and stronger.
6. Smokers may develop short term memory.
7. If you use it regularly, you could have same breathing problems as someone who smokes cigarettes.
8. It can cause inflammation and irritation of the lungs.
9. It may ease pain, and other symptoms such as anxiety, sleep problems.
10. It boosts appetite as it causes hunger.