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How Come People Say Weed Isn’t Bad For Your Health?

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Some people strongly believe weed isn’t bad for health even though the medical world knows it to be a dangerous product.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, weed causes users to feel “high,” and has varied effects like altering a person’s sense of sight and negatively affecting mood. Weed will also cause issues like impaired memory and body movement, as well as difficulty thinking or solving problems.

In the long term, it negatively affects the development of the brain. All these negative effects are well-known; so why do people say and promote that weed isn’t bad for human health?

Studies do not prove weed increases your risk for developing lung cancer

Scientists have not been able to prove weed increases your risk of getting lung cancer. A study conducted by researchers at the University of California in 2013 showed that “habitual use of marijuana alone does not appear to lead to significant abnormalities in lung function.”

If medical experts can make people see no major difference in the damage weed causes to the lungs, they will certainly consider weed not terribly dangerous.

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Weed is less addictive than other drugs

An article published on Psychology Today mentions only about 9 percent of people who consume weed could eventually become addicted. Almost every individual who consumes the product does so for experimentation purposes and will not become addicted. Compared to tobacco (32 percent), heroin (23 percent), cocaine (17 percent) and alcohol (15 percent), weed is one of the least addictive substances.

From this point of view, some people think weed is not bad for human health; at least not as bad as others that are much more addictive and will cause the consumer to face graver consequences.

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Weed is sometimes prescribed for medical reasons

Today, weed is increasingly being used for medical purposes, and health experts say they are seeing positive results when they prescribe the drug and patients use them as prescribed. Even leading medically communicators like CNN’s chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta are having a shift of opinion about marijuana. This may explain why some people consider it not bad for our health.

Could you be addicted to more than just marijuana?

While weed is not liked by many, some people have become completely dependent on it. This could very much be to their dismay and they may now be looking for a way out of the bondage. If you are one of such people, your path to recovery begins by taking our Test My Addiction Assessment. Should you face an addiction, we have a dedicated team of experts ready to accompany you to full recovery. 

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