15.1 Marijuana, Your Brain, Your Lungs and Your Life

 

     The videos on this page are clips from the movie Chronic State.  The first video is about how people who sell marijuana tell us that marijuana is good for our mental and physical health.  The second video has doctors telling us about how marijuana affects mental and physical health.

   In the video below they talk about people who treat PTSD and ADD with marijuana.   I don't see how anyone in their right mind can think that getting a child stoned on marijuana will get that child to pay attention.  Research on the impact of cannabis on young’s people’s cognition found that many of the known learning and memory difficulties — such as slowed processing speed, and difficulties in focusing (paying attention)  — could linger for weeks.  The person in the first video says marijuana helps with those things but the research and common sense tells us he's wrong.

    Soldiers in wars often experience terrible traumatic events and develop psychiatric problems as a result (PTSD).  Some veterans take marijuana to reduce the pain memory of those events cause.   Research has not shown that marijuana helps these veterans in fact it can lead to more psychiatric problems.

 

 

This video below starts with a doctor who says that cigarettes affect the lungs (cigarette use can lead to cancer), alcohol affects your liver and marijuana affects your brain.  He should have said :your brain and your lungs."  According to the Center for Disease Control :

Smoked marijuana, regardless of how it is smoked, can harm lung tissues and cause scarring and damage to small blood vessels.  Smoke from marijuana has many of the same toxins, irritants, and carcinogens (cancer-causing chemicals) as tobacco smoke.

Marijuana users are more likely to become temporarily psychotic and develop long term schizophrenia and paranoid schizophrenia than non-users.  They are more likely to become depressed and commit suicide.

In the video below some parents speak about what Marijuana did to their children.

 

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If people want to take marijuana shouldn't it be up to them?  It doesn't affect people who don't use it right?


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