Marijuana causes Health Problems including Cancer

Skunk Alert: Marijuana causes Health Problems including Cancer

Part 3 of a 9 part series

Marijuana can cause cancer of the head, neck, bladder, brain and testis. It can cause chronic bronchitis and other respiratory problems and elevates the risk of heart attack by 4.8 times within 1 to 3 hours after smoking. Recent studies in the UK show that it is a major cause of strokes as well. It affects the pituitary gland, a pea size structure at the base of the brain that is the control center for sex and reproductive hormones and in turn, sexual dysfunction. Studies done long ago showed that marijuana caused more DNA damage than even heroin (Miroshima), resulting in mutations to sperm and chromosomal abnormalities that can affect future generations. Because marijuana attaches to the fatty exterior of all cells, it blocks healthy protein and weakens one’s immSkunk About to Spray.svg.hiune system.

Skunk is the name for today’s high potency marijuana.

See the previous post in the series: Marijuana Doubles the Risk of Traffic Deaths. See the next part of the series: Marijuana can Kill or Permanently Harm a Fetus.

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