August 10, 2022

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What Smoking Marijuana Every Day Does to Your Body

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With medical marijuana legalized in states like California, Colorado, Illinois and a growing list, adoption of the drug is becoming more common – as is its use. We consulted doctors and medical resources to find out what happens if you smoke marijuana every day. (Note: Don’t use marijuana without first consulting a doctor.) Read on – and to ensure your health and the health of others, don’t miss these signs that your illness is indeed a coronavirus in disguise.

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Marijuana has been shown to be an effective treatment for a wide variety of health problems. Read on to find out how best to use it.

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Marijuana is widely used as a source of pain relief because you can get a medical card to treat problems like cancer or inflammation. “German researchers found that marijuana-based remedies increased the number of people who reported reductions in pain relief of 50% or more,” says WebMD. “In a small study of 47 people with Parkinson’s disease, Israeli researchers found a 27% improvement in pain with marijuana use.”

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“I found marijuana when I was 19,” says Dr. Peter Pryor. “It has always been a godsend for me because it helps me with anxiety and many other benefits on a daily basis.” (Read on to find out how marijuana can make some people feel more anxious, too.)

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Insulin regulates the amount of glucose in the blood. Insulin resistance is linked to a higher risk of diabetes. However, according to Mary Clifton, MD, marijuana offers “less insulin resistance.”

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Millions of Americans live with high cholesterol, which can increase their risk of heart disease or stroke. According to Dr. Clifton, people who use cannabinoid formulations regularly have lower total cholesterol.

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Despite the general feeling of “having the nibbles” after consuming marijuana, cannabis users tend to weigh less and are less obese. You have a “lower BMI,” says Dr. Clifton. According to the CDC, the BMI (also known as Body Mass Index) is “a screening tool used to identify people who are underweight, overweight, or obese.”

“Your mileage may vary,” as the phrase says, but daily marijuana use can also have adverse effects. Here are some noted down by the doctors.

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“This means that these users develop such an iron tolerance towards marijuana that they have to consume more and more to experience the same euphoric sensations,” says Dr. Sal Raichbach. “This leads to decreased reactivity to dopamine, suggesting a possible correlation with the dampening of the brain’s reward system and an increase in negative emotions and the severity of addiction.”

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“Marijuana has been shown to cause rapid heartbeat and high blood pressure, which can be dangerous for people with heart disease,” says Dr. Sanul Corrielus. “It can also exacerbate other pre-existing heart conditions in long-term users and the elderly, putting them at greater risk for a cardiovascular event,” says Dr. Norris.

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“Coordination and reaction time are impaired, and short-term memory is often impaired,” says Dr. Jason Levine. “Coordination problems combined with an altered time experience are likely to be responsible for driving disorders and an increase in car accidents.”

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“While smoking cannabis on a daily basis has fewer effects than smoking cigarettes,” says Dr. Carey Clark, “Some people who smoke cannabis may have problems such as a chronic cough and excessive mucus or mucus production.” “The deadliest aspect is that it increases your risk of lung cancer by 7% a year,” says Dr. Osita Onugha. “Indeed,” says Dr. Lili Barsky, “these symptoms may improve with quitting.”

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“Long-term marijuana use can affect a person’s performance in memory-related tasks and decrease motivation and interest in everyday activities,” says Dr. Chris Norris. “The effects of cannabis temporarily prevent the brain from making new memories and learning new things, which is a form of short-term memory.”

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“The brain evolves from adolescence to adulthood, and the areas of the brain that control the function, processing, assessment and decision-making of executives are the last to develop,” says Dr. Randall Dwenger. “Marijuana use can affect this brain development and have a lasting impact on the future of the individual.”

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“A 2017 national survey of more than 9,000 Americans found that 81 percent believed marijuana had one or more health benefits. Nearly half of those respondents named” anxiety, stress, and depression relief “as one of those potential benefits,” reports Healthline . “But there also seem to be just as many people who say marijuana makes their anxiety worse.” As for yourself, for the healthiest way through this pandemic, don’t miss these 35 places that are most likely to catch COVID.

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