8 Scientific Reasons to NEVER Smoke Weed

It is the month of April yet again and with 4/20 right around the corner, you would be doing yourself a favor by educating yourself on the dangers of marijuana and its consumption.

Pot sales in Colorado have skyrocketed since the first recreational marijuana sales went live on January 1st of 2014.  In 2015 alone Colorado’s licensed and regulated marijuana stores sold $996,184,788 worth of recreational and medical cannabis with $35 million of that going toward school construction projects.  This is money I’m sure we’d all rather go to the black market, right?

Don’t get sucked in by this terrible drug like so many others have.  Just take a look at the research for yourself, there’s enough data here to make any sane person quit their marijuana habit now and forever:

It is among the most dangerous of drugs

8 Scientific Reasons You Should Never Smoke Weed

Source: Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs

It’s the deadliest drug around today

8 Scientific Reasons You Should Never Smoke Weed

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

It has practically zero health benefits

8 Scientific Reasons You Should Never Smoke Weed

Source: Various studies

It will undoubtedly make you more stupid

8 Scientific Reasons You Should Never Smoke Weed

Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse

It will turn your brain into mush

8 Scientific Reasons You Should Never Smoke Weed

Smoking weed will destroy any chances of being athletic

8 Scientific Reasons You Should Never Smoke Weed

Source: Emory University School of Medicine

Smoking weed at parties will make you do things you’ll regret

8 Scientific Reasons You Should Never Smoke Weed

Source: NYU Medical Center

People who smoke weed turn into highly dangerous people

8 Scientific Reasons You Should Never Smoke Weed

Source: Reddit

It’s clearly time we put an end to this highly dangerous substance before things start getting out of hand. What do you think?

All sarcasm aside, smoking any substance is not particularly good for a person. If you are going to consume cannabis regularly, vaporizing it or eating edibles are the least harmful ways to ingest it.

Additionally, children and young adults who have not fully matured and developed yet are at a much higher risk for negative side effects of regular cannabis consumption.

One study that looked at a sample of 1,500 teenage boys at two different points in their lives, first at age 15 and then again at age 19, found that those who smoked pot and had genes that increased the risk of schizophrenia, had thinning in the cortex (the outer gray matter) of the brain, whereas those who did not smoke pot, but had the same genes, did not.

While research on the long-term effects of persistent marijuana usage is still limited and rather inconclusive, it should be well communicated and understood that the abuse of any substance is going to have negative consequences for an individual. This ranges from hardcore drugs like heroin to simple drugs we enjoy every day, like sugar.

Marijuana certainly isn’t the most dangerous substance you can consume, but don’t let it control your life either.

Author: Editor

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