In a scathing response to the widespread manifestation of marijuana mania, I seek to disspell the notion that routine recreational use of cannabis is helpful & healthy for the mind, body, & spirit of humans.
On the contrary, we know that this dangerous practice breeds more problems than solutions, & I have medical science to back up this bold claim.
Let me preface my assertions by saying, I am well aware of the positive results from certain ingredients in cannabis that can save lives & assist many people with seriouse diseases & painful conditions.
But even this aspect contains dangers which must be taken seriously.
I am referring to CBD(cannabidiol), which shows promise in some areas of medical relief, but there is still not enough research to back up every claim made by advocates of the drug.
This video by VOX outlines the facts & dangers of CBD, according to our current knowledge – https://youtu.be/bBn8SKZoWyQ
Beyond the potential positives of selected elements within the cannabis plant, I want to focus on the real problems we face from a growing population of weed mongers who elevate this substance to a level somewhere between the miracle of penicillin & the second coming of Christ Almighty.
Up In Smoke
Let’s start with the obvious elephant in the room: Smoking the stuff!
According to the American Lung Association, Marijuana smoke is harmful to lung health, just like any cigarette.
Whether from burning wood, tobacco or marijuana, toxins and carcinogens are released from the combustion of materials. Smoke from marijuana combustion has been shown to contain many of the same toxins, irritants and carcinogens as tobacco smoke.American Lung Association
Worse yet, the marijuana smoker tends to to inhale more deeply and hold their breath longer than cigarette smokers, which leads to a greater exposure per breath to tar.
Weeding Out The Herd
The immediate & long term negatives far outweigh the positive aspects of ingesting this corrosive compound.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse sheds a revealing light upon what we can expect from playing with this fire:
Then we have the long term destruction of the human brain, as outlined below:
Marijuana also affects brain development. When people begin using marijuana as teenagers, the drug may impair thinking, memory, and learning functions and affect how the brain builds connections between the areas necessary for these functions.National Institute on Drug Abuse
In one study by Duke University researchers, people who started smoking marijuana heavily in their teens and had an ongoing marijuana use disorder lost an average of 8 IQ points between ages 13 and 38. The lost mental abilities didn’t fully return in those who quit marijuana as adults.
Further still, there are additional physical & mental problems associated with regular use of this drug, such as breathing problems, increased heart rate, problems with child development during & after pregnancy, hallucinations, paranoia, schizophrenia, & more!
There is also a possibility that second hand marijuana smoke can do as much damage to the heart and blood vessels as secondhand tobacco smoke.
Even if you challenge the catastrophic effects of marijuana, there are other costs to consuming this chemical that are detrimental to our lives.
People also report less academic and career success. For example, marijuana use is linked to a higher likelihood of dropping out of school. It’s also linked to more job absences, accidents, and injuries.National Institute on Drug Abuse
You can make the claim that marijuana is a ‘natural’ plant, in stark contrast to the man made pharmaceutical drugs which contain their share of derogatory side effects, & therefore, cannabis is the better choice.
This argument appears strong to the non critical mind, but if you dig a bit deeper, you find that many other natural plants & minerals are very deadly to humans.
In fact, the best parts of cannabis have been unlocked by human ingenuity, & this truth tells you that ‘man made’ is not always synonymous with unhealthy products.
I have personally witnessed the negative effects of recreational marijuana use, & cannot, in good conscience, endorse such a practice. But, I will reserve judgment for the potential benefits of limited ingredients like CBD, which may have fantastic long term results for many sick & injured people worldwide.
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