The legalization of marijuana has been a large topic of conversation for some time now. However, just because something is legal does not mean it is good for you or your body. Take cigarettes and alcohol for example, both are legal but if used both could lead to serious medical issues and even death in some cases.
So, we thought it seemed fitting to let all of you know of five things that happen to your body when you smoke weed. Stefan Kertesz, M.D. and Francesca Filbey, Ph.D. told Marie Claire exactly what happens when you decided to smoke marijuana.
- It slows down your motor skills.
THC, affects the way you talk and will make you sound super sluggish.
- It irritates your lungs.
There is a reason why it burns when you smoke, there is also a reason why you cough. Every time you inhale you are irritating your lungs more.
- It messes with your appetite.
Often times smoking can give you what people like to call the munchies, as in it will make you want to eat a lot more than usual, but it can also suppress your hunger.
- It affects the size of your brain.
While research is still being conducted, the more you decide to smoke the greater chance you have of the marijuana actually changing the size of your brain.
- It can affect your short-term memory.
THC has the ability to mess with your short-term memory. For example, you may find yourself repeating things to people.