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