Weed, for the most part, is just a thing you do in your backyard.
But it can have a serious impact on your health.
It also can be an indicator that you need to get out of your house, or you could be suffering from a serious health condition, according to a new report from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
“You have to be careful when you’re using marijuana,” said John D. Marks, an addiction researcher and the director of the Center for the Study of Substance Abuse at Johns Hopkins University.
“It’s a dangerous drug, and if you use it too often it can become addictive.”
Marks says the more frequently you use marijuana, the more you’re likely to get into the habit.
That means you’ll be more likely to abuse it, and that means it’s also a good thing to avoid.
“That means you needn’t use marijuana in moderation,” Marks said.
“Marijuana has a lot of potential for addiction, but you should use it with caution.”
Marijuana and your healthIt’s not just that you’re more likely than not to be using marijuana regularly.
It’s also that marijuana can be a bad indicator of your health condition.
“People with heart disease are at higher risk for developing heart disease and having a heart attack,” Marks told Fox News.
He adds that marijuana also raises your risk of developing diabetes.
“If you use too much, you can develop diabetes,” Marks explained.
“And if you’re obese, you could develop obesity.”MARK’S report analyzed the health data from 1,569 people with a medical marijuana card from 20 states and Washington, D.C. It found that the more people smoked marijuana, and the more they used it, the higher their risk of having a medical condition, like high blood pressure, high cholesterol or obesity.
“In general, we found that there was a link between the amount of marijuana smoked and risk of these conditions,” Marks’ report said.MARK SAYS HE DIDN’T THINK THERE WOULD BE AN ADVANCE IN THE NORTH’S WAR ON COFFEE AND CARBSMarijuana, like alcohol, can increase your risk for obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression and a host of other health problems.
“But when it comes to cigarettes, you don’t have a strong association,” Marks noted.
“The evidence that cigarettes have an effect on the risk of smoking and heart disease is very weak.”
Might smoking marijuana make you healthier?
“I don’t think it’s going to make you smarter,” Marks acknowledged.
“You’re going to have a lot more problems with your metabolism.”MELISSA KEITH/AP People use marijuana at a marijuana dispensary in Denver, Colorado, on April 8, 2017.
MELISSSACHE KEITH AP People use pot at a pot dispensary in Colorado, the most populous state in the country, on Apr 8, 2021.
“Cannabis smoking is not a good indicator of health,” Marks warned.
“So if you smoke marijuana every day, and you get up to a certain amount, you’re probably not going to develop a serious problem with your body.”MANDATORY BIRTH CONTROL FOR HUMANSMarijuana can also raise your risk, even if you don�t smoke it daily.
“In terms of people who don’t smoke marijuana, it has the opposite effect,” Marks added.
“When people don’t use it, they have a lower risk of getting cancer.”
MANDATORIAL BIRSTCANNUAL BIRSTATA HOODS The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has been studying marijuana since 1985.
But its effects on the human body are still unclear.
“Because the brain is not fully developed yet, you are not as sensitive to the effects of marijuana on the central nervous system,” said Marks, the former NIH director.
“If you smoke a lot, you may have an increased risk of a stroke.”
MIND BLOWERSTHAT MIGHT MAKING YOU DIRTYThe more often you use a drug, the greater the chance you might develop a condition that could lead to death, like Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.
“Research has shown that you can increase risk for a range of conditions,” said Dr. Mark Adler, an assistant professor of medicine at the University of North Carolina.
“For example, smoking more marijuana can increase the risk for high blood sugar levels.”MIND BLOWSTHAT CAN GET YOU DEADMarijuana is not just dangerous.
“There are other substances that can be toxic,” Marks pointed out.
“Like caffeine and alcohol.
And even nicotine can be extremely toxic, so it’s a very real danger.”MARTIN COULTER/AFP/Getty Images The most common marijuana-related illnesses are anxiety and depression, which are common in both adults and children.
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