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How Does Marijuana Affect You And Your Lungs?

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Pot, weed, grass, ganja and skunk, are some of the common names used to describe the dried leaves drug known as marijuana. Marijuana is a cannabis plant that is usually smoked or eaten to entice euphoria. Throughout the years, there has been research on the negative and positive effects of marijuana on the human body and the brain. Marijuana is frequently beneficial to the treatment of AIDS, cancer, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, and chronic pain. However, researchers such as Jacques-Joseph Moreau have been working to explain how marijuana has harmful effects on the functions of central nervous system and hinders the memory and movement of the user's brain. Other researchers such as Dr. David Bearman, and Dr. Guzman have been working very hard to find, and have found research to indicate that heavy marijuana use actually decreases the likely hood of developing most serious cancers. Also, Dr.'s Bearman and Guzman have found it to be a powerful cancer fighting agent through clinical studies.



There are also negative effects on the lungs that the tars and resins of marijuana can cause, particularly when it is mixed with tobacco. It has been proven that smoking marijuana can and will contribute to illnesses or disorders such as asthma and pulmonary emphysema. Although no known cases of death have been causal to smoking marijuana, it has been theorized that some types of cancer originate due to agitation of the body alone. Because marijuana users often inhale the unfiltered smoke deeply and then hold it in their lungs as long as possible, chronic marijuana use may play a role in the development of chronic respiratory problems.



Marijuana impairs skills requiring eye-hand coordination and a fast reaction time, reduces motor coordination, tracking ability and perceptual accuracy. It impairs concentration, and time appears to move more slowly, and reduces maximal exercise capacity resulting in increased fatigability. It can lead to memory and learning problems, difficulty concentrating, perception distortions involving vision, sound, touch and time, thinking and problem-solving difficulties, increased heart rate and drop in blood pressure, sudden feelings of anxiety, including panic attacks, and paranoia and a runny nose, sore throat and wheezing. Because marijuana is stored in the body fat, its effects may be long-lasting and stay with you for up to 72 hours. Additionally, long-term use has been associated with motivational problems including apathy, impaired judgment, loss of ambition and an inability to carry out long-term plans.

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You guys are beyond ignorant.... Just watch the union: The business behind getting high or any other documentary... And disregard all the flawed marijuana studies and propaganda by the government. Weed doesn't lower your sperm count, permanently affect long term memory, kill you, and theres other ways to intake marijuana other than smoking it. If you do smoke it the worst thing that will happen is you get bronchitis after chronic use. It also doesn't increase sexual urges, it just makes sex feel better. Inform yourselves before you make yourselves sound like idiots.
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"Its a stupid habbit to take on... My husband smokes it and is still struggling to get off the stuf!!!"

Either your husband just doesn't care to get off it, or he's not smoking marijuana.  What you're describing sounds more like crack, or meth, or something else.  Marijuana isn't addicting except to the mentally weak, and by that I mean they just don't care usually.  Also the majority of people(mostly kids) in an addiction center for marijuana go there as punishment from a court or ignorant parents.
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Marijuana is a cure all medicine that is abused for the euphoric effects of the high you feel caused by the blood absorption of the active chemical component THC.  The same way that other plants and homeopathic remedies are used for mainstream medicines [Allergyclear homeopathic ((essentially natural remedies using a variety of herbs etc)) ingredients:  www.theherbspiral.com ]. 

Marijuana has been illegal since  the early 1920's in America, originally imported from mexico and smoked by the mexicans as  way to relax after a hard days work.  It was made illegal by the government as a way to keep some kind of control on the mexican immigrants.  Thus the American war on 'deadly' drugs begins and federal money is poured into campaigns outlining the mortal dangers of smoking marijuana. 

Scientific studies conducted by the LaGuardia committee on the effects of marijuana found no negative effects on the health of the participants besides the occasional slight feeling of anxiety while using the drug.  [www.druglibrary.org
Upon handing this information to the commissioner of the DEA, it was tossed out without even being read. 

Marijuana can easily be used for a wide variety of physical ailments.  Stomach pain, head ache, sleeplessness, stress, feeling bad overall and a great way to relax after a hard day.  It doesn't even have to be smoked.  Dispensaries all over California [where it's legal for medicinal use] sell it in all forms, lip balm and chapstick being some of the more surprising ways of getting THC into your system.  It could easily be sold as a medicine in a pill bottle, similar to Ibuprofen or advil and no one would know a difference.  If anything, pill form would be more precise and exact than smoking an unmeasured amount of THC.

Then there's really good weed which induces higher mental capacity, accentuating abilities rather than diminishing.  From personal experience, I can play the piano really well after smoking really good marijuana.  Also, I feel some senses are heightened after the onset of the high.

****In nooooo way is marijuana dangerous to your mental or even physical health****

People are way too ignorant out there to hear the truth for themselves.
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I think if you feel that it makes your life fun then you should be able to d it, because I'm high right now but tha doesnt matter,  all the people here are talking about all the bad things, the good thing is that it expands your lung holes, so boom bitches
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It makes me cough but other then that I love it
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Marijuana is really only harmful when you combine it with other elements, such as; cigarettes. Marijuana does not leave tar on your lungs because it doesn't have the same components as cigarettes. It can leave scaring on your lungs though, this can heal as quick as it begun....but if you add cigarettes to the mix- it will leave the scars open, make them worse and it opens tissue for tar and all that other great stuff and cigarettes to get in.
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Does smoking marijuana alone affect your lungs?
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Actually yes it does contain tar and can affect your lungs in different ways, depending on what you are actually smoking
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It makes everything slow down so you can understand it more for example: I'am in highschool and I smoke everyday two to three blunts even before school when I didn't smoke everything just went to fast for me didn't understand any off the work just got mostly all f's except gym but when I started smoking I got smarter cause things slow down so I can get a better understanding of things/ and it's fun ass hell tweaking is the most fun thing you can do in life and you never know when your going to die so live life to the fullest
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It makes feel good in a way but in another way it makes you kinda stupid, but I'm not disrespecting  marijuana I smoke it. It affects you because you start to cough a lot and lose your breathing just a lil bit but don't let that stop you from smoking.
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-Well I am no addict bt I pesonally love to smoke weed.
I'm not saying its a good or bad thing. It can make you fat
though because you always get the munchies. Weed is
yummy(: Well to me...If you never tried it then try it, if
youu want bt don't get yoursel addicted.
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I have lived in the home with all types of substances abusers, worked in a mental facility for over ten years and I do not do weed because most of the people who start out on marijuana  just marijuana I know many are dead not because of the marijuana but they graduated to

other things because marijuana was so dam cool why not try crack and one more thing and I have been surrounded by many relatives ,

people I have worked with and lived around and most marijuana smokers usually drink with that marijuana and if someone has to smoke weed all day and night and if they happen to get a job they are constantly smoking it outside are whenever  you are indeed addicted.  For the folks who are claiming they have it all under control I say that's great but I have not seen a lot of people who smoke it constantly not do weed and any thing else in the substance group if they can get their hands on it or if they feel it is something cool do .  Do what you will but one thing I say is show repsect to

those who have exisiting respiratory deases when you are enjoying this mess and as for pain Ihave been in severe pain but I would never use pot to stop it or even pain killers  for that matter because

we all know people get addicted to prescribe drugs as well and pot is an addiction too many people and I have talk to some of these young peple and they have the memory of a senile 80 year old

and some of these young people were once more intelligent and just can seem to get there life together but to get a blunt each morning

or they can't get started .  What happen to just doing things without

a crutch!

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Yes, smoking marijuana really harm your lungs on the other hand medical Cannabis helps to filter our lungs if taken in a prescribed amount. I was suffering from chronic back pain then got a suggestion from one of my friends to consume its concentrated form. It was difficult to find out where to buy weed in Canada but after a long analysis, found a reliable and legal site hence executed the deal over there.

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I guess depends on the sort, right?

I don't want to talk about recreational marijuana, it's a private deal of everyone. But medical cannabis has tons of advantages, no need to enumerate all of them, everything had been already written at this thread. Hope one day to see weed legal at all of the states!

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Marijuana is not addictive, if so what makes it that way, it should be on the same level as alcohol
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I smoke every two weeks, it helps with  my depression and eating disoder. But my bother smokes a lot, and when he doesnt have any, for the first 3-5 are rough.
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I like how people who support weed show facts studies and statistics while the anti- marijuana people are like" weed iz stoopid and kills you" before you call me stupid for smoking marijuana, learn how to form a sentence!
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Where are your "studies and statistics" from sources other than Pro-Marijuana sites? How about this one? Or are you gonna say that the American Lung Association is just a big corporation that wants to rob us of good medicine... http://www.lung.org/associations/states/colorado/tobacco/marijuana.html
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Cannabis also known as Marijuana, has no evidence of being linked to lung diseases but when smoked, and specially along with tobacco, it`s said to lead to lung cancer. To get all the information on the topic, please visit Marijuana.
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Ok. I'm a weed smoker. And a hypocrite I smoke at least every other day.
I know this stuff is horrible for your lungs, either it be tobacco, paper, or weed..
Its bad for you!!! But some people like to live life to the fullest and get our 60 years worth of fun.
For some people it gives them a physical high, like numb body or visual.
But to some (like me) the world just gets opened up to you. Sounds are louder and crisper
If you close your eyes, you get weird images, not horrific.
Food gets amazing!!! But dry mouth sucks!
Music is amazing, walking lasts forever swimming kinda sobers you up but it feels great!!!
I don't know. Just try it.
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Well for me it makes me a lot heavier and everything is like a dream and I really don't recommend using it but if you want  to have fun than do it.  But don't do it if you are doing wrestling because you get drug tested sometime in January
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How can you all be so ignorant? Marijuana affects your physical and mental performance while you are under it's influence. So don't smoke it before you need to perform well. Otherwise, it has been proven time and time again to have no long term affect on the mind or body.
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I think you should do what ever you want I mean marijuana has THC in it and thats the physical way that you brain needs.
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Weed is great! I also do it before I have sex. It makes it ten times betterrrrr. Just try it :]
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It´s been proved that cannabis has a des inflammatory effect on the brain (that´s why recently scientists have discovered that cannabis helps to stop and even slow the symptoms of alzheimer), but also affects your short-term memory while you are high, but this effect does not interfere in the normal process of your conscience and your body, even more it enhance the long-term memory while you are high (that´s why some persons claim that it has helped them to study while in the university (including me).)

If you smoke cannabis, the chemicals that are liberated in the combustion (not in the plant) when you light the blunt, are definitively going to affect your lungs. Like many substances when they are smoked, including tobacco. But this is a card of two sides, because it has also been proved that THC (the main psychoactive component of cannabis) stop the grow of malignant lung cells. But you don´t want to risk yourself so there are better and 100% healthier ways of consuming cannabis: Oral consumption (brownies mmm) and vaporizing.

I recommend vaporizing, there are good vaporizers on ebay, from $200+. When you vaporize, you don´t burn the weed, you des hydrate it with H2O vapor, receiving the THC 100% healthier in your lungs with very goood effects. Eating it?, well you can find some good instructions over the internet. Be careful the first time you are going to prepare brownies, eat one little piece only, and then notice the effect. If you think that you can handle more, well, eat 2 pieces of the same size, and so on, until you find the perfect dose. Realize that if you are a frequent consumer (1 or more times every day), you are going to need a bigger dose (it doesn´t matter, it doesnt affect our organism).

Another thing that you have to have in mind, is that another effect of the cannabis consumption is that after certain time of consuming it in real time, it makes you want to eat your whole refrigerator, I say be careful with that. It is just a desire so you can control it mentally.

Your eyes will become vampirish red, always have good eye drops, Lerin made by Allergan is the only best, I bet you can buy them in your local pharmacy. You don't want people to think that you are sick or something. This effect doesnt affect your eyes, on the contrary it lowers the eye pressure helping to avoid the development of glaucoma in the eyes.

It is also good for the circulatory system avoiding the development of  arteriosclerosis, it is good for asthma and allergies too, brain cancer, etc. It has a lot of benefits, at medicinal and  psychological level.

If you are a teenager I don't recommend it, it can be the door to other substances that can disrupt the chemical equilibrium of your body, like cocaine, heroin, crack,  ecstasy, etc., because you don't have the age enough to understand the responsibilities in life. But if you are old enough to decide in your own, cannabis will help you if you consume it in the right way.
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The moderate use of marijuana is neither harmless nor devastating to the user.
Weed kills brain cells, causes short term memory loss (you can’t remember what you did when you were high) and contains cannaboids out of which only delta-9 THC, produces the psychoactive effect .
Marijuana (weed) will reduce a man's sperm count, and increase estrogen levels.
In women, it increases testosterone. It will stunt your growth. It increases sex drive, and decreases brain cells
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Weed is harm full and not depends how long you hold it in for and what you use to smoke warer filter (bongs) or paper
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Weed has pros and cons, its not good or bad for you, everything just depends on how often you do it, for example if you do it ova 5 times a day everyday I recommend you stop, you do it maybe 3 or 4 times a week or 2, you will be alright as long as you can control you self, if you find you self addicted STOP ASAP!!! 2 MUCH CAUSES BRAIN DAMAGE!!..But The Feeling Sighs It's 2nd Best To Sex lol
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Marijuana (weed) will reduce a man's sperm count, and increase estrogen levels.
In women, it increases testosterone. It will stunt your growth.
It increases sex drive, and decreases brain cells. Yes, it does give you a good time but you have ta ask yurself," do you wana make a decision you wouldn't normally make just because you smoked a little weed.?"
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Its a drug which can either make you feel great or just sleepy an lightheaded to me it never did anythin except leave a weird taste in my mouth so I suppose it effects people in different ways!! But like anythin its addictive so probably better to never start smokin it in the first place!!!
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I need help I want to try it but I don't know if I should I mean it is good but bad well what does everyone else think please help me I need help
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It will alter your senses, it makes you feel loopy.
In conclusion, it harms your WHOLE body :)
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I don't really know what it do to your body but anyone who  smoking should stop because its not good in any ways
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Marawana makes your body really week and thin damages your body caused by Brain- sight-lung-heart and the atteries and (E.C.T)
going to sleep a lot losing concertration.
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Its a stupid habbit to take on... My husband smokes it and is still struggling to get off the stuf!!!
It effects different people in different ways. Unfortunatly if affected my husband terribly, he has anger problems and also had started to hit me when he can't control his cravings. Trust me if you do smoke you will soon lose everything you have like my husband nearly did.. He is now getting proffesional help. Best thing to do is go docters for real help!!!
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Theres something wrong in his brain then cause weed has been proven not to be a violent drug... So yeah
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Marijuana is used to prevent anger and is also a downer drug it makes you calm, people normally get angry on drugs like Cocaine and Meth can make you angry when you are coming down and you can get extreamly violent
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Weed can do a lot of things to you...it kills your brain cells nd makes you stupid...even though is the best feeling of the world to get  high I don't recommend it...they told me that it also makes you stop growing
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Well first of all don't do it . People say just live your life but thats really dum way to live your life and I feel bad fr any dum dum that falls for " it feels good " crap or "its cool" so don't do it !
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Okay so I'm 15 and it's like the whole world is smoking weed.  I know many guys and girls who smoke weed and it's just plain disgusting.  The smell is execrable.  It's just not sexy.  Smoking weed can ruin your learning abilities and memory.  I've known people that smoked weed for years and they're just plain stupid, it's pretty sad how stupid they've become.  Many people ask if I smoke weed because I'm a "pretty girl" type because I'm conceited and conceited girls smoke weed (some do).  Anyway, not only does weed make you stupider, but it impairs your body's immune system too.  It also increases your chances for getting Schizophrenia( a mental disorder).  In the end, smoking weed to be cool is no worth it. Risking your life to smoke weed is not worth it. AND all the sexy people in this world don't smoke weed.  Hell is great, keep smoking weed and you'll get to see it.

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