According to Dr. Ken Spaeth, a Harvard-trained physician and a clinical instructor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, Marijuana can be the cause of many things today's midnight tokers may be unaware of.
Marijuana affects your short and long term health. Aside from the impaired cognitive function, lack of coordination and sedation, there are long term effects of regular pot smoking that you never hear people talk about.
There is the obvious but rarely discussed lung problems that come inherently with ANY kind of regular smoking. Not to mention the unfiltered and unclean junk everyone is smoking which doesn't even comply with the standards placed upon deadly cigarettes. Think about that for a second.
According to this article they claim that three to four joints a day result in breathing problems that are comparable to a habit of pack each day of your run of the mill lung shredding cigarettes.
Here is the kicker. "Marijuana use impairs sperm and lowers testosterone levels, which can lead to impotence, loss of interest in sex, and gynecomastia, aka 'man boobs.'"
Marijuana, like tobacco, produces known carcinogens and toxic compounds when burned. It doesn't matter how you do it so the "That's why I use a bong" B.S. excuse doesn't work. Frequent marijuana smokers tend to have more pre-cancerous lung lesions, which often become cancer sooner or later.
According to Dr. Spaeth a recent study found tokers are more likely to get gum disease also.
"Chronic use of marijuana in any form is associated with an increased risk of schizophrenia. Studies of regular marijuana use in relation to the development of depression, impaired memory, or impaired thought have shown mixed results."
"After long-term use, there can be physical and mental dependence. The body can take a month to adjust to life without pot."
"But my friend said weed wasn't addicting." Your friend was wrong. When will kids stop taking advice from people who do it? "Responsible adults are lying to you. Its the man trying to keep you down and bored." Is this what is happening?
Man boobs. Seriously. As if cancer isn't reason enough.