Some people think that smoking weed is very dangerous, others think it is harmless. How dangerous is hemp?
It depends on the quantity and frequency: those who smoke weed infrequently and a little are at less risk than those who smoke frequently and a lot. But the situation and the reason why someone smokes also matters.
Dizziness, nausea, and headaches may occur briefly when smoking a joint while intoxicated. These symptoms usually resolve after intoxication.
Since cannabis increases heart rate, people with heart problems need to be careful.
Regular and frequent smoking of marijuana increases the risk of lung and respiratory cancer.
Smoking weed can disrupt sperm production and your menstrual cycle. These effects are reversed by stopping consumption.
In addition, frequent smoking is likely to negatively affect the immune system.
Pregnant women who smoke weed are at greater risk of having a sick baby.
According to recent studies, adolescents whose brains are still developing are at risk of irreversible changes in the brain, which can lead to, for example, permanent learning or memory problems.
Those who are high may respond less quickly, have decreased alertness, may concentrate less, and have limited short-term memory. For example, it can lead to problems at school or at work. Your ability to drive will certainly be impaired as well.
When drunk, you may have bad experiences.
Smoking weed sometimes leads to arguments with parents or teachers or problems with school performance. It can also cause psychological stress.
In schizophrenics, smoking weed can worsen the illness or cause it to recur.
Frequent use can interfere with problem solving, i.e. impair the ability to cope and independently change mood and problem solving.
Those who regularly smoke weed run the risk of becoming psychologically addicted to cannabis.
What does “abuse” of cannabis mean? Can cannabis use cause physical and psychological addiction? What does “addiction” mean?
Abuse is when someone smokes weed out of boredom because he or she wants a distraction, or when the consumption situation carries additional risks, such as those who smoke and drive vehicles or go to school abuse cannabis.
Addiction to a drug means a feeling of inner compulsion to use it, an inability to control it or neglect other interests due to use.
Some drugs, when used regularly, cause the so-called development of tolerance in the body. This means that someone has to consume more and more in order to experience the desired effect at all.
Being mentally addicted means no longer being able to get by without the effects of the drug. The drug plays a large and decisive role in life, the craving for it is enormous.
Physical dependence means that the body needs the drug and craves it. In simple terms, this means that a substance that is regularly consumed is built into the body’s metabolism. Consequently, when the drug is discontinued, physical withdrawal symptoms occur.
The risk of physical dependence on cannabis is relatively low compared to other drugs. The likelihood of psychological dependence is higher with cannabis.
For example, there is a feeling that you simply cannot do without a relaxing joint in the evening. If smoking weed “should be,” or if it plays an extremely important role in life, these are clear signs of psychological addiction.
Not wanting to smoke weed for a long time is a sign that you are not psychologically addicted.
The so-called development of tolerance can also occur in the body with cannabis. This means that you need to consume more and more in order to feel the same effect.
If someone has smoked weed a lot and often over the years, stopping smoking can lead to physical withdrawal symptoms such as insomnia. However, compared to other drugs, they are quite harmless.