If you think marijuana is harmless, think again. Just because it’s legal doesn’t mean it’s safe. Today’s marijuana contains up to 10x the amount of THC —the chemical that gets you high. And higher doses of THC are more likely to lead young adults to develop anxiety, depression, and even psychosis.
What About Vaping?
Vaping Weed’s Not Better. Period.
It’s not just vapor. Combine those higher levels of THC with harmful chemicals used to cut cannabis vaporizer fluids, like Phytol, and studies are now showing links to some major long-term damage to your lungs -
Shortness of Breath
Know The Health Risks
Whether marijuana is smoked, vaped, or eaten, there are adverse effects associated with use in any form.
Studies have found marijuana is an addictive, harmful, and mind altering drug. It over-activates parts of the brain and negatively affects brain development. Marijuana leads to physical health problems, mental health problems, and risk of addiction.
About 1 in 10 people who use marijuana may become addicted to it – and 1 in 7 of those who start using marijuana in their teens become addicted. Recent data suggest that 30% of those who use marijuana may have some degree of marijuana use disorder. People who begin using marijuana before the age of 18 are four to seven times more likely to develop a marijuana use disorder than adults.