What's the harm of smoking weed? | Understanding Drugs | Marijuana


Is smoking weed harmful? Is smoking weed dangerous? It’s medical, so it must be okay, right? Wrong! Smoking marijuana is often glamourized in our culture, through music, movies, and news media, but we also need to look closely at the bad things about smoking weed.

It may be a natural growing plant, but it is not harmless. It’s still illegal under federal law, and even some states still have laws against having it (even if you’re not using it). Legal issues can be very harmful to your life and your future. On top of this, smoking marijuana can cause all kinds of lung problems.

More and more studies have shown that young people who smoke weed can have problems with learning and memory long after adolescence. This means that smoking weed during high school could make you have brain problems in adulthood, which is a scary thought.

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This video is designed for general educational and information purposes only and does not render medical advice unless otherwise indicated. The information provided in this video should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or illness. It is not a substitute for professional health care and is designed to support—not replace—the relationship you have with your health care provider. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem, you should consult your health care provider.

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