What are the long term effects of weed?

In this drug education video, Bobby Wiggins, Drug Prevention Specialist, concisely explains the long term effects of weed (marijuana use).

Watch the other drug education videos of this 10-part series:

  1. What is a drug?
  2. What are the Effects of Drugs on the Mind?
  3. Why Do People Take Drugs?
  4. What is addiction?
  5. Is Alcohol a Drug?
  6. What are the long term effects of weed?
  7. Is ecstasy safe?
  8. What do drugs do?
  9. What do drugs do to your nervous system?
  10. How Long Do Drugs Stay in Your System?

Marijuana is not harmful? True or false?

That is definitely false.

I know there’s a lot of good things being said about marijuana. When I was college, I sold marijuana myself. Hey you know, I’d tell my friends check it out. You know. It’s all natural, it’s an herb, you know it doesn’t really hurt you. What ever sales line I could use to get that point across.

Here’s one of the problems with marijuana. And this is just one of them right. I’m going to go back to our line again and with marijuana, this line moves much slower than any other drug and it’s much, much sneakier.

So we’ve got our guy and let’s say, once again he’s under stress. Right? Feeling a little stressed out. He uses the marijuana – it takes him out of that stress. He’s feeling kind of relaxed, he’s feeling kind of calm, feeling kind of floaty. No problems right?

When that drug is in his body, it attacks a very, very important nutrient in there. And that nutrient is magnesium. Magnesium is the body’s own natural tranquilizer. It’s what keeps the central nervous system calm, keeps it from getting frayed.

So watch what happens; he’s up, drug wears off, comes down in a slightly lower condition. Up again, more destruction of magnesium, down – slightly lower condition.

It’s probably not a big deal, but let’s say somebody smokes weed 4 times a week. What’s going to happen with this line is it’s going to go up and down, up, down, up, down, up, down, up, down, up, down, up, down.

Now extend that line out over two years.

When that guy wakes up in the morning, what’s he going to be feeling when he’s lost that much magnesium?

Exactly. He’s going to be on edge, he’s going to be nervous and he only knows one thing to help him out of that. That’s to smoke more weed. Except for one problem. Where’s the line go next? Up or down?

Exactly. It’s always down.

Don’t miss our next segment. Segment number 7 and the question will be, “Ecstasy is safer than other drugs”. True or false?

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