Question by  rrazorbakk (62)

What are some long-term effects of chronically smoking marijuana?


Answer by  patti (29325)

THC crosses the blood-brain barrier and is picked up cannabinoid receptors in the brain. The greatest density of these receptors are found in the parts of the brain that have to do with memory, concentration, thinking, sensory perception, and coordination. After a time, the receptors impeded the function of these areas of the brain and you get stupid.


Answer by  worker2746 (2434)

You will slow down your thinking process and may have difficulty with word finding abilities as well as complex thought patterns. It will also affect short term memory issues in the brain.


Answer by  spicykissa (201)

Most researchers are convinced that smoking marijuana carries the same risks for oral cancer, lung cancer, and the like that smoking cigarettes does.


Answer by  rosieposey78 (1304)

Long-term effects include addiction, withdrawal symptoms if trying to quit, increase in respiratory illness, damage to short-term memory, and protection against some cancers.

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