Effects Marijuana Cannabis

Marijuana is the combination of flowers, stems dried leaves, and seeds from the Cannabis India plant,or Cannabis sativa. This plant contains the mind control chemical THC’s and some other compounds similar like that. Extracts can also be made from the cannabis plant

The tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC is the intoxicating chemical in marijuana. According to research, the average THC content of marijuana has soared from less than 1% in 1972 to 3 to 4% in the 1990s, to nearly 13% in 2010,  Today there are 30 percent THC’s or more.

There are several effects like euphoria and physical and psychological effects by smoking marijuana. Marijuana has both short-and long-term effects on the consumption of marijuana. Some effects are following.

Short-Term Effects

Effects Marijuana Cannabis. When someone consumes marijuana, the THC’s passes rapidly from lungs into the bloodstream. It transfer the chemical to the brain and other organs of the body. When a person eats or drinks something than THC’s absorbs slowly. In this way, it may take approx 30 to one hour to feel the effects of marijuana. When THC’s effect on the receptors of the brain, it react similar like natural THC’s chemicals. In brain development and functions these chemicals play a vital role. Marijuana activates the brain part, which contain the highest number of receptors. This causes the “high” that people feel


Other effects include:

•    altered sense of time

•    altered senses (for example, seeing brighter colours)

•    impaired memory

•    hallucinations (when taken in high doses)

•    delusions (when taken in high doses)

•    psychosis (when taken in high doses)

•    changes in mood

•    impaired body movement

•    the difficulty with thinking and problem-solving

Long-Term Effects

Effects Marijuana Cannabis. Marijuana also affects brain development. The teenagers who use the marijuana, it may impair thinking, memory, and learning functions and affect how the brain builds connections between the areas necessary for these functions. Researchers are still studying how long marijuana’s effects remain and whether some changes may be permanent.

This suggests that the IQ decline in marijuana users may be caused by something other than marijuana, such as shared familial factors (e.g., genetics, family environment).6 NIDA’s Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study, a major longitudinal study, is tracking a large sample of young Americans from late childhood to early adulthood to help clarify how and to what extent marijuana and other substances, alone and in combination, affect adolescent brain development.

Physical Effects

Breathing problems.  The people who consume the marijuana consistently can have the breathing problems and it may damage their lungs. It may face some problems daily as a cough and phlegm hat shows the lungs infection and illness. But researcher have not found yet the risk of cancer in the lungs due to marijuana.

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Increased heart rate

By smoking the marijuana the heartbeat increases up to 3 hours after smoking. Due to this effect the chances of heart attack increases. Those who are older have more risk of heart diseases.

Higher THC levels may also mean a greater risk for addiction if people are regularly exposing themselves to high doses.

The THC’s amount in marijuana has increased since last few years. a person who is new in using marijuana, it may exposure to higher THC levels and may damage him or it may create a harmful reaction. The edibles take a long time to digest and produce a high. That’s why people use the more to feel the effects faster and leading to dangerous results.

What are the other health effects of marijuana?

Marijuana use may have a wide range of effects, both physical and mental.

Problems with child development during and after pregnancy.

Effects Marijuana Cannabis. One study shows that there are 20% of pregnant women aged 24-years-old and younger screened positive for marijuana. However, it also shows that women were about twice as likely to screen positive for marijuana use via a drug test than the state in the self-reported measure. This concerns medical experts because marijuana use during pregnancy is linked to lower birth weight and increased risk of both brain and behavioural problems in babies. If a pregnant woman consumes the marijuana it may damage the developing parts of child’s brain and increased the risk of attention memory as compared to unexposed children however some research has shown that moderate amount of THC is ejaculated into the breast milk of mothers. But regular use of THC can affect the baby brain development

Other Health Effects

Still, there is a need to know whether secondhand tobacco smoke and secondhand marijuana smoke has similar health effects. A recent study on rats shows that secondhand smoke can damage more than tobacco smoke. It also showed that secondhand marijuana smoke can damage the blood and heart vessels, but it’s still unclear the effect of secondhand marijuana on humans .but they found that the toxins and tar in marijuana smoke can effect on children or peoples with asthma.

Effects Marijuana Cannabis. An overdose occurs if a person is using sufficient of the drug to produce life-threatening symptoms or death. Since now there are no reports of adults or teen dying from marijuana alone.

However, some feel very uncomfortable and adverse effects when they use the high dosage of marijuana with THC levels. Some consumers reported that they feel anxiety and paranoia and in some cases an extreme psychotic reaction that leads to emergency treatment.

When psychotic reaction following aby method use, One who doesn’t know about edibles or little knowledge about that, don’t feel that it will time for the body to feel marijuana’s effect when eaten rather than smoke. So they want immediate results that’s why they continuously ate and thinking they haven’t enough yet. Some toddlers and babies have been ill after consuming marijuana or edibles left around the house.

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