- Brain and Central nervous system: Impaired thinking, mood, memory and coordination. Marijuana (THC) is an extremely powerful and pleasurable intoxicant. It affects, alters, and damages brain cells controlling thinking, emotion, pleasure, coordination, mood and memory. The pituitary gland is also damaged which regulates hunger, thirst, blood pressure, sexual behavior, and release of sex hormones. Clogged synapses, brain damage, and addiction. Marijuana accumulates in the microscopic spaces between nerve cells in the brain called “synapses”. this clogging interfers by slowing and impairing transfer of critical information. Long term use causes the brain to stop production of brain chemicals necessry to “feel good”, a negative feedback condition. And, the user becomes chemically addicted to marijuana.
- Hear: Speeds up heartbeat as much as 50%, increases blood pressure and poses great risk to those with hypertension and heart disease.
- Endocrine system: Marijuana damages the network of glands, organs, and hormones involved in growth and development , energy levels and reproduction. Organs and glands affecter: Pituitary Gland, thyroid gland, stomach, duodenum, pancreas, adrenal glands, testis.
- Reproductive systems (males and females): Marijuana use can decrease and degenerate sperm, sperm count, movement, and cause lowered sex drive. Females can have suppression of ovulation, disturbed menstrual cycles, and alteration of hormone levels.
- Pregnancy & unborn babies: Regular use during pregnancy can lower birth weight and cause abnormalities similar to Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, small head, irritability, poor growth and development.
- Chromosome damage: Can destroy the number of chromosomes, resulting in cell abnormalities and impaired function.
- Other affects on Central Nervous System: Distortions of perception, thinking, and reality; difficulty in forming concepts and thoughts; poor concentration; mental confusion; loss of motivation; wide mood swings; agression and hostility; depression, anxiety and paranoia. Eyes: Sleepy looking, blood-shot eyes with dilated pupils.
- Throat: Irritates membranes of the esophagus; increases chance of developing cancer of larynx and esophagus.