Surprising Side Effects of Marijuana

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Marijuana is a well-known drug. Its medical use dates back to 2800 BC, and it has been extensively researched since then.

Then there's the issue of what scientists don't know about marijuana. Relaxation and "the munchies" are among the most well-known adverse effects.

Others are more elusive. A psychologist and a doctor explained some unexpected marijuana side effects and how weed impacts the body to cause them.

Marijuana increases blood flow to the brain's right frontal and left temporal lobes, which are linked to laughter.

1. Marijuana May Make You Giggly

One side effect is a slower perception of time, which is why smoking weed can be relaxing.

2. Marijuana May Slow Your Perception of Time

Persistent users show impairments in executive functioning, memory, and processing speed. They also have less mental flexibility and trouble ignoring distractions.

3. Marijuana May Impact
Your IQ

Marijuana products contain toxic chemicals that can harm your lungs and bronchi. You may have wheezing, chest tightness, coughing, and mucus.

4. Marijuana May Cause Respiratory Issues

Tusk, or THC, is the active ingredient in marijuana. This can cause a heart attack in people with heart disease.

5. Marijuana May Increase Heart Attack Risk

The risk of preterm birth, stillbirth, or a newborn with developmental and cognitive issues increases for pregnant women who use marijuana. 

6. Marijuana May Affect Fetal Development

Never Do This
After Age 60