Negative Effects of Cannabis

Cannabis, also known as marijuana, pot, weed, chronic, 420, and other names, is a psychoactive drug from the cannabis plant.  It is primarily used for medical and recreational purposes. Tetrahydrocannabinol is the main psychoactive component of cannabis, which is one of the 483 known compounds in the plant.  Cannabis can be used by smoking, vaporizing, within food, or as an extract.

marijuana is one of the most commonly used drugs in the United States.  Although promoted as having no negative effects, scientific research indicates that marijuana use can cause many different health problems.

Some of the negative effects include: delusions, hallucinations, increase risk of depression and suicidal behavior in teens, increase risk of heart attack, atrial fibrillation, increased blood pressure, reduced oxygen carrying capacity, decreased bone density, bronchitis, emphysema-like symptoms, lowered immune response, and anxiety.