Why you shoudn't smoke weed
The first reason to name why you shouldn't smoke weed is because it is illegal. Besides it being illegal, what is some more reasons why you shouldn't smoke weed?
There have been many reasons why people avoid smoking marijuana, but are these reasons always true? These are some reasons why so many people do marijuana. The reason is because the reasons that they receive are false information. Here, I will be debunking all of the information that has been issued to the public.
Is smoking weed bad for you?
Knowing the difference
The most common question that people ask when it comes to weed is "does smoking weed have negative effects"? The answer to that question is yes, smoking weed is bad for you. But the thing about that is, most people interpret "smoking marijuana" and "using marijuana" as the same thing. In fact, these mean two different things. Smoking marijuana is the most common way people use this plant. They place it into a form of paper or leaf. They then roll it up and they smoke it all. Although smoking marijuana is included as a use of marijuana, its not the prime focus of using it.
Using marijuana can mean different things. Smoking it is included. Some may also eat it. It is common amongst people to place this plant in food (particularly brownies). There haven't been many claims of death related to eating marijuana. The results vary between eating and smoking it. Eating it doesn't have the same effects as smoking it. The most common thing to be concerned about when eating is overdosing. If someone knows the right amount to ingest, the risk factor of it may be close to zero percent. There are other claims that relate to eating the plant, but there are so many ways that have been proven to be false. Some effects include nausea and vomiting,
The reason why many overdose
The reason why some have overdosing problems is because the time of getting high is delayed when eaten. This leads the individual to believe that they haven't taken in enough weed. This is the prime reason for overdose. But if the individual would learn to wait for the effects to kick in, there wouldn't be a problem.
Overdosing may make the person dangerous to others, as they will become extremely paranoid and (in rare cases) have panic attacks. These aren't really reasons why you shouldn't smoke weed, but reasons why you shouldn't eat it. They may also experience dry mouth, bloodshot eyes, increased heart rate and blood pressure, all until the body breaks down the weed.
The Good News
The good news is that marijuana is not a lethal plant. You can not die from an overdose.
Other articles I have written on this topic
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- Why You Shouldn’t Smoke Weed, The Real Story | HealthMad
This article is a correction for a previous article I wrote using Triond. It had some information that I found to be false after it was published, so this is to clear the air about any mistakes I have made in that article.
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Why you shouldn't smoke weed
Now there is a legitimate reason for why people should not smoke this plant. Many people jump to conclusions, but these are the hard facts about this controversial topic. Smoking weed is harmful, but not in the sense of what they want you to believe. The only harmful substance from smoking weed is the smoke itself. Anytime you inhale smoke of any kind, it is harmful to you.
Easy Comparison To Smoking Weed
Its like running into a burning house. The house is breaking down and smoke is everywhere. If you aren't buried by a piece of the home falling apart, then you may choke on the smokes. Smoke can kill you, it's a well known fact. It destroys the lungs.
Back to the facts
The point that I am trying to make is, the smoke is the lethal weapon here, not the marijuana. If you smoke paper, you will have cardiovascular problems. If there was a smokeless weed, then it would be the safest thing to do. What problems would exist if there was a smokeless weed?
Besides the common dangers of quote on quote "smoking weed", there are actually benefits of smoking it as well, such as increase in appetite, increase in sight, etc.
The feds are probably all on my ass for taking interest in this subject, but this is America. Enough said lol. Now where was I? Oh yes, explaining the benefits of smoking weed.
Anorexia and HIV patients- I'm not too sure about anorexia, but I know for a fact that smoking marijuana helps people with the HIV virus. It is known that smoking marijuana eases pain in HIV patients. It also increases appetite in patients that may have lost their appetite as a result from the virus. As some may know, one of the stages of HIV is unexplained weight loss.
Other claims why you shouldn't smoke weed debunked
While I don't use it myself, I find it offensive to feed the public false information. Besides, I like studying stuff. Its why I'm here on Hubpages (along with every other article site I'm a member of).
Throughout the information presented to support the claims that marijuana causes brain damage is false. There is no information that supports this theory. If there is any evidence to show that marijuana participates in brain damage, it would be smoking it. As well all know, smoke is harmful (which I explained earlier in the hub). Smoke may also cause some form of damage to the brain and cells in the brain. The smoke generated from the burning weed can cause damage, just as anything else that burns. The actual marijuana plant doesn't cause brain damage at all.
The Gateway Drug
They call weed "the gateway drug". It is thought to be the drug that leads people to doing harder drugs, such as crack/cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, etc. This is also not true, in most cases. In the 1970s, the Dutch partially legalized marijuana. Since that time, other harder drug use has drastically lowered. If marijuana was the source of harder drugs, wouldn't legalizing it make people use these other drugs more? I mean, drug users aren't known for giving a crap about the law.
It is shown in studies that use of hard drugs in places where marijuana use is decriminalized is much lower than states that enforce marijuana laws (extremely lower). This shows that marijuana use is something that keeps people from using these harder, harmful drugs that are available to them.
Does smoking weed decrease sperm count?
I actually never heard that smoking marijuana decreases sperm count until recently. That would be a great reason why you shouldn't smoke marijuana. Fortunately, that information is not proven to be true. Throughout all the years of research, there has never been a case where a scientist said "smoking weed kills your sperm".
Marijuana overdose reports
Reports show that no one has ever died from marijuana overdose. Marijuana is not a lethal drug as I expressed in this hub earlier. In order for you to kill yourself using marijuana, it is said that you must use 40,000 times as much marijuana as you would use to get high. I'm pretty sure no one would ever attempt to consume that much marijuana at once, or if that is even possible to do. Who would be so addicted to marijuana to do something like that? If it hasn't happened in the past, the chances of it happening at all are close to zero percent.
The history of marijuana use
Marijuana has been around for thousands of years. The history of humans using this cannabis stretches thousands of years into the past. So far, in fact, that the earliest recording of marijuana use by humans goes back to 3,000 B.C.
Marijuana and the mind
As you can see in the image above, the main characters in the popular Simpsons series seem to be enjoying their time. There isn't any violence displayed. This is what weed does for most people. It opens them up to the world with a better sense of acceptance and delight. Unlike alcohol, marijuana, in most cases, does not cause people to act out in violent behavior (unless overdose is the case). The chances of overdose is unlikely, but possible. Its also a form of anti depressant. When people get high with weed, they don't dwell on the past. Say for instance, someone has a very bad day. They come home and their life partner is cheating on them. They are enraged and on the brink of destruction. A friend offers them a joint, and they accept. The chances of them feeling the same way afterwards are close to none. Now, if you smoke as much as Lisa Simpson lol, you might become a little violent and paranoid. That's the effects of too much marijuana.
No matter what people may say, marijuana is not addictive. It all depends on the person that is using it. If that person has a life full of drama, they may depend on the drug to escape the stress of their life. Speaking of stress, weed is reported to be a great stress reliever, just like destroying property and having sexual intercourse.
The reason why so many myths about marijuana stand is because it is illegal. By it being illegal, the studies are limited. Scientists can't study the plant as much as they could study tobacco or alcohol because they are limited to the laws of our country. Unlike other countries that decriminalize (not fully legalize) weed, America can't do the necessary amount of studies necessary to prove marijuana to be the safest alternative to other products such as tobacco and alcohol (which is also considered a drug).
It gives people ideas. It relieves stress, not only mentally, but physically as well. As the brain relaxes, so does the muscles in the body. If someone has a body ache, the chances of them feeling it after using marijuana are slim. Smoking weed is bad because it is illegal and may cause cardiovascular and respiratory problems. It may also affect drivers and cause accidents though. These are some of the only dangers that marijuana use can cause. These are the best reasons why you shouldn't smoke weed.
Arnold Schwarzenegger Smoking Weed
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