Cannabis risks

Posted by in Adverse effects, Doctor X files

 

Disregarding the negative effects of smoking, would you say daily recreational cannabis use is harmless, as many legalization advocates contend, or do you think it can ’cause’ more problems than suggested by some of its enthusiastic backers and users?

 

 

Cannabis has its own problems, as any other legal or illegal drug. Daily cannabis use can lead to short time memory problems, respiratory problems (related to smoked way of administration) and mental health problems (not in general population, but may trigger anxiety or other problems in predisposed persons). Acute, high dosages in non-experimented persons can lead to hypotension episodes or cause panic attacks. Psychological, motivational, social and personal aspects should be considered also in a daily use in order to estimate risks or problems.

Legalization is not a question of health. Illegal drugs are not illegal because of health problems and legal drugs cause much more problems than illegal.

 

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