EFFECTS OF MARIJUANA
While some cannabis supporters say the use of the drug may curb anxiety and depression, recent data shows when young people vape cannabis, they continue to report similar levels of anxiety and depression.
Marijuana consumption among high school students is high and among college students is even higher. Many studies reveal that the use of this drug negatively impacts academic performance, memory, attention, and cognitive function.
Cannabis has become more potent in recent years, drawing concern from public health officials who warn that high-strength marijuana products could pose serious health risks.
A new study showed that cannabis users experience a 35% increase in their risk for developing the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation. A-fib reduces quality of life and increases the risk of stroke, heart failure, kidney disease, heart attack, and dementia.
New information reveals a direct connection between negative health outcomes in newborns and mothers who used cannabis while pregnant. Yet even while this information is coming into the mainstream, other research suggests that more women are using cannabis while pregnant than in recent years.
It can be hard to get a straight answer to this question. We'll look at some of the effects of pot and some of the data on traffic accidents and you can decide.
Just about everything having to do with marijuana is seen as highly controversial. As states continue to legalize its use for recreational purposes, we are beginning to see growing evidence that not all is as it seems. Using marijuana has consequences and, legal or not, the number of individuals affected by those consequences is growing.
Does marijuana use relieve nausea or cause it? For as many as 2.75 million people each year, it may cause not only nausea but also severe abdominal pain and intense vomiting. But the treatment is simple: Stop smoking pot.
Here we have one of the most debated, argued, and contentious subjects within the marijuana issue. The question as to whether or not marijuana is a gateway drug.