Thursday, July 18, 2024

Is It Safe To Smoke Weed Daily

If you wondering if you are doing anything to much, it might be time to pause and think

While there is a phrase too much of a good thing, most people don’t overdo. But if you are wondering if you are overusing anything, candy, alcohol or marijuana, it is smart to pause and asses how often, how much, and why.  Using marijuana heavily (daily or near-daily) can damage your memory, attention, and learning ability. It can last a week or more after the last time marijuana was used. Some mircodose low amounts to manage stress and anxiety, the trick is the potency.

The Fresh Toast – Is it safe to smoke weed daily? It depends – why do you ask, how are you feeling?  Here is an answer to your question.

There is not significant research for the complete answer. Someone who has been waking and baking for years is tdifferent that a cancer patient medicating with cannabis to relieve pain or nausea.  Ask he question and be honest with yourself. And, if possible, have the conversation with your general practitioner or a trusted doctor.

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How Addictive Is Marijuana?

According to one government-supported study, nearly 9 percent of people who use marijuana will become abusers. This compares to about 10% of people who drink alcohol, cocaine, 17% Opioids 26%, and for nicotine 32%. Cannabis is less addictive than neatly every legal or illegal drug.

Research has demonstrated that daily marijuana use can lead to increased tolerance and withdrawal symptoms when trying to stop.

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If you have the slightest concern that you have developed a physical or mental dependence on marijuana, be proactive. Ween yourself off daily use. Take a tolerance break and recalibrate your system. If this becomes too difficult, it is possible you might want to explore more why.

Does Daily Use Cause Physical Changes To The Brain

Research is mixed on this question, except for those with still developing brain. Science is clear cannabis, alcohol and other drugs have a definite impact on brain development. In adults, it is a mixed bag and also depends on dosing. A study published in the Journal of Neuroscience, found “daily marijuana use is not associated with brain morphometric measures in adolescents or adults.”

According to this study, earlier research did not control for alcohol use. When that variable was included, the study suggests “it is possible alcohol use, or other factors, may explain some of the contradictory findings to date.”

The study concluded that “while the literature clearly supports a deleterious short-term effect of marijuana on learning and memory, it seems unlikely that marijuana use has the same level of long-term deleterious effects on brain morphology as other drugs like alcohol.”

Does this mean daily consumption of cannabis is OK? No. The research does not say that. The data is not definitive on what longtime daily use does to cognitive development.

Dr. Stuart Gitlow, a professor at the University of Florida, is an addiction specialist and an ardent opponent of the medical use of marijuana, promotes a loss of attention, focus and concentration.

While the medical community continues to study the issue, one thing is clear: Young, developing minds should refrain from cannabis use. And daily consumption for an adolescent or teen is not advised.

Should I Steer Clear Of Waking And Baking

Similar to morning use of alcohol among alcohol-dependent individuals, morning use of marijuana may indicate dependence and increased cannabis-related impairment, according to a study in the journal Addiction and Research Theory.

The report, co-authored by cannabis researcher Mitch Earleywine, suggests that “morning users reported significantly more problems than non-morning users, and morning use accounted for significant unique variance in problems.”

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The positive news, according to the study, shows that “morning use also has the potential to lend itself to straightforward intervention. … Exploratory mediational analyses did not support the idea that morning use led to problems via withdrawal.”

So if this is one of your habits, now may be the time to wean yourself fr0m it. There are potential negative outcomes, but not in everybody.

Can it cause long term health issues

Marijuana smoking, like tobacco smoking, may be associated with increased risk of lung cancer. Marijuana smoke contains cannabinoid compounds in addition to many of the same components as tobacco smoke.

In addition, cannabis does increase symptoms of bronchitis like coughing and wheezing.

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