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The Negative Implications Of Using Cannabis

The Negative Implications Of Using Cannabis

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 ==== ====Charles McDuffie is the owner of The List Building Academy, and offers a free 7-day e-course thatshows men and women how to have a successful online business online by first building their opt-in subscriber list. He believes while the money may be in the list, the fortune lies in the follow up!http://www.listbuildingconcepts.com ==== ====ID: 5052363Author: Nate RodnayDate Published: Sep 17, 2010Title: Negative Implications of Using Cannabis on General and Oral HealthSummary: Cannabis or Marijuana is highly abused illegal drug in United States. According toNational Survey on Drug Use and ...Body:Cannabis or Marijuana is highly abused illegal drug in United States. According to National Surveyon Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) report, more than 15.2 million people were abusing Cannabis in2008. Cannabis abuse is linked with many negative effects, both physically and mentally,sometimes involving violence and injury. Many people are getting addicted to Cannabis unawareof its harmful effects. Following are the harmful effects of Cannabis abuse:Effects on generalhealthThere are many effects of Cannabis on general health. It mainly effects immune system,respiratory system, cardiovascular system and neurological system. The Cannabis almost affectsevery system in the body. The general health effects of cannabis are:•Somatic effectsSomatic effects of Cannabis abuse include decrease in blood pressure, increased heart rate, redeyes, dry mouth, dilation of blood vessels in eyes causing redness, reduced intra-occularpressure, enlargement of pupils, sensation of cold or hot hands and feet, increased craving forfood.•Heart attackThere is a high risk of heart attack in Cannabis smokers. The inhalation of the smoke increasesthe heart rate from 20 to 50 percent. The heart rate may remain high for about 2 hours. It alsoresults in reduced oxygen carrying capacity of blood. Due to this, there will be complex changes inblood pressure and may result in heart attack.•Effects on lungsCannabis abusers have problems of rapid lung destruction. The carcinogenic hydrocarbonspresent in Marijuana increases the risk of cancer among its abusers. Cannabis abuse can causeacute and chronic bronchitis, stinging of mouth and throat accompanied by cough, cough alongwith phlegm production, more frequent chest illnesses, higher risk of lung infections, obstructedairways, emphysema.•Causes cancerCannabis smoke has 50 to 70 percent more carcinogens when compared to tobacco smoke.Cannabis smokers are more prone to lung and neck cancer compared to cigarette smokers. OneCannabis joint smoking is said to be equivalent to 20 cigarettes.Effects on mental healthCannabis abuse can cause mental illnesses or it worsens the existing psychotic symptoms. THC,a psychoactive chemical present in Marijuana, has deteriorating effects on brain. The THC, onceinhaled, passes from lungs into blood stream and reaches brain. The THC molecules on reachingbrain bind to cannabinoid receptors and impair its functioning. On prolonged abuse of Cannabis,there will be mental illnesses, mood swings etc.,•Psychoactive effectsPsychoactive effects of Cannabis mainly depends on the amount of intake of drug, environment

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