The Short-Term and Long-Term Effects of Weed (Marijuana)

Tempted to smoke a joint or gorge on a pot-laced brownie? Think hard before you go ahead. From general side effects like dryness of the mouth to loss of coordination, hallucinations, paranoia, rapid heart rate, and low blood pressure, among others, smoking weed does come with its fair share of risks! Chronic marijuana use can also take a toll on your brain, lung, and heart health. There is also the risk of addiction to consider.

Does Marijuana Help You Lose Weight? Here's How Green This Grass Is

Though marijuana smokers tend to overeat after a smoke, it's been found that marijuana helps lose weight in chronic smokers. However, patients with HIV/AIDS and cancer gain weight after marijuana use. This indicates that marijuana can function as a weight modulator. Unfortunately, no weight loss is possible in short-term smokers and the health hazards of long-term smoking are too profound to overlook.