Effects of Marijuana
Side effects of marijuana can cause permanent damage. There’s a tenancy think that because many people smoke marijuana, that it’s harmless and not addictive. I’ve seen what happens to those who abuse pot and let me assure you, pot is definitely not harmless. Here’s the information on the short term and long term effects of pot.
Short Term Effects
Feeling tired and sluggish
Impaired or reduced short term memory
Elevated heart rate (potential cardiac problem with pre-existing heart disease
Impaired or reduced comprehension
Altered motivation and cognition
Problems learning, memory, judgment and perception
Problems retaining information, listening, concepts
Anxiety and panic attacks
Long Term Effects
Reducing or extinguishing sexual pleasure
Increase in testosterone levels for women
Increased risk of infertility for women
Decreased testosterone levels and lower sperm count
Enhanced cancer risks.
A person smoking 5 joints a week, may be taking in as many carcinogens as a pack a day smoker.
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Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)