Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

5 reasons Marijuana is not good for humans

Snehal Mathias | September 27, 2016 10:00 pm Print
Smoking pot may look cool to you, but the effects are so not cool..

Marijuana comes from a plant called Cannabis. The plant including its flowers, seeds, leaves, and stems must be dried (shreds) before they can be used. People either smoke marijuana, or mix it in food, brew into tea or use as a vaporizer. The main ingredient in marijuana is a chemical that would alter your mind which is called delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

Central Nervous System

When marijuana smoke is inhaled into your lungs, it quickly lets THC to enter your bloodstream. The chemical is quickly sent to your brain and then, rest of your organs. It is absorbed a little slowly when the marijuana is consumed from food or drink. THC alerts your brain to release immense amounts of dopamine (naturally “feeling good” chemical). That is what gives you a enjoyable “high.” In younger people whose brains are not fully developed yet, marijuana can have a lasting effect on the thinking and memory capacity. If marijuana is used by pregnant women, it damages baby’s brain.

Digestive System

Smoking up pot (marijuana) can cause pricking or inflammatory sensation in your mouth and throat. When you take THC orally, it is processed in your liver. Marijuana can soothe nausea and vomiting. It might an also increase or decrease your appetite. If it increases, then it is useful to people affected with cancer or AIDS.

Immune System

Some research implies that THC affects the immune system. Studies on  animals show that THC could damage the immune system which will eventually lead to sicknesses.

Respiratory System

Similar to the smoke of tobacco, marijuana smoke consists of a variety of toxic chemicals which includes ammonia and hydrogen cyanide. This irritates your lungs and bronchial passages. You’re more prone to cough, wheeze and produce phlegm. There are high chances of bronchitis and lung infections. Marijuana may worsen respiratory illnesses. The carcinogens that are present in the smoke, has the potential to higher the risk of developing lung cancer.

Circulatory System

THC travels from your lungs into your bloodstream following throughout your body.  Your heart rate can increase by 20 to 50 beats per minute. This swift heartbeat can go up to three hours. People with heart problems, will increase the risk of heart attack. One more sign of marijuana use is bloodshot eyes. They appear red because marijuana makes the blood vessels in the eyes to expand or reduce.

Snehal Mathias
Snehal Mathias
Snehal Mathias, an enthusiastic food lover and a traveler. Writes for entertainment, food, travel, fashion, beauty, health and lifestyle.
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