Joints, smoke, marijuana, ganja: call it what you like but the substance is always the same. But what does it really mean to make a joint? Do you know enough?
Making joints: some things to know
We hear a lot of them around but few can really tell what pitfalls lie behind the use of marijuana. This type of herb has always divided young people into two camps: those who exalt it as a precious, natural, not harmful at all and indeed, advisable to relax the brain and those who point to it as the antechamber of hard drugs. We are not here to scare you or to make free moralism, but to give you precise information on what the use of a substance entails that few people know even though there are many who use it. Knowing is the best way to prevent!
Smoking is illegal
First point: smoking is illegal. If you or your friends were found in possession of more than the maximum amount of weed for personal use, you could risk big criminal trouble!
We all know the devastating effects of tobacco and nicotine on our physique. Well, smoking weed turns out to be even worse. In fact, a joint can contain from 50% to 70% more carcinogens than a common cigarette.
There are various risks
Marijuana smoking carries several health risks for those who use it, even if they are used to cigarette smoking. Common ailments include cough, wheezing, cold and sharp chest pain.
It can alter the menstrual cycle
Frequent use of marijuana can negatively affect your menstrual cycle by making it irregular and uncomfortable.
It can have side effects
The medical use of marijuana has been shown to be useful for some conditions, but in turn it can have several negative side effects on the developing brain. In fact, using marijuana at a young age can lead to the development of weak verbal and communication skills, a lower attention span and less learning skills.
Effects on memory
Marijuana use can negatively impact your short-term memory (it is not unusual to forget a business appointment or a commitment with friends).
Effects on driving
Marijuana can make driving dangerous for you and other road users. In fact, it can affect the quickness of reflexes, reaction time and concentration, all characteristics necessary for a good driver. Furthermore, marijuana tends to make the perception of space and distances asymmetrical, which is a significant danger on the road. So don’t drive!
The traces are visible
Traces of marijuana can remain in your body for nearly three months after use, something to keep in mind since many jobs or sports competitions require a drug test.
It is addictive
Some are ready to say that marijuana is not addictive: several medical and scientific studies contradict this idea since marijuana releases a particular substance in the brain called dopamine which, producing pleasant effects for the body, pushes you to desire more and more in a spiral endless.