Everything we know about the health effects of cannabis
Chemicals that cross the brain barrier are of great concern because we do not know their long term effect on the brain. These chemicals include psychiatric drugs, illicit drugs, or recreational drugs such as marijuana, which will become legal in Canada on October 17, 2018.
Researchers found that long-term of psychiatric medication was associated with dementia and other cognitive diseases as described in my video, The Natural Way to heal from Depression and Anxiety. Some other illicit drugs have been studied and their long-term effect on the brain is well documented.
Personally, I would refrain from using psychiatric drugs or recreational drugs like (marijuana) unless it is a must.
Currently, the marijuana industry is very active these days in promoting marijuana as a panacea for mental and physical health, the same way cigarettes, alcohol, and other psychedelic drugs were promoted. That is why you need to be very careful about using marijuana because of its unknown long-term effects on the brain. It is better to be safe than sorry.
Here is an article titled, Is weed good for you? Everything we know about the health effects of cannabis
The article raises flags you need to take seriously. What you could take from this article about the use of weed:
1. The health effects of cannabis have been a polarizing debate for the last century and it’s only in the last couple of decades that the substance has been legally used for medicinal purposes.
2. There are still many questions about how marijuana affects the body and brain, and scientists say far more research is needed.
3. The health industry hasn’t really invested in long-term health studies. So we truly don’t understand its long-term impact.
4. More research is needed to determine whether and how cannabis use is associated with heart attack, stroke, and diabetes. But some evidence suggests that pot smoking may play a role in triggering a heart attack.