Listen up. This from the American Lung Association.
Marijuana from the 1960s is your grandpas childs play, man. Today delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol or THC has gone from 2.3% per gram to as high as 35% in medical marijuana.
Like tobacco smoke, marijuana contains 33 cancer-causing chemicals. And marijuana deposits four times as much tar into the lungs as ciggies. This due to doobies being un-filtered and more deeply inhaled than the coffin nails..
Marijuana produces convulsive coughing, phlegm production, wheezing, bronchitis, and increased risk of lung infection.
Marijuana impairs short-term memory and motor coordination; slows reaction time; alters mood, judgment and decision-making; and severe anxiety or loss of touch with reality. And weed stays in the body for weeks and has a cumulative effect on the brain.
Marijuana raises the heart rate 20-100% which can last up to 3 hours and put users at an increased risk of heart attack or push blood pressure to dangerous levels.
And those who've seen it in others know frequent users have poorer mental and physical health, relationship problems and do poorly in school and career (if they even manage to get into one).
Marijuana as bad or worse than cigarettes? Hey, but it's so cool man...that's what ciggie smokers said back in the 1950s too, man.
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