Whether you’re new to smoking cannabis or a long-time user, you’ve probably wondered about the long-term effects smoking can have on your body and mind. There still needs to be more research done on the long-term effects on chronic cannabis users, but current research suggests that smoking cannabis may not be as bad as previously thought.
In fact, smoking cannabis can help treat pain, anxiety, depression, convulsions, appetite problems, nausea, and so much more. While there are a few side effects of smoking cannabis long-term, they are fairly mild and easily reversed.
You Can Build Up A Tolerance To Cannabis
The more you smoke cannabis, the less sensitive your body becomes to THC and other cannabinoids found in the plant. For example, if you needed 15 mg of THC to feel the effects, the next time you might need 20 mg and so on, until you need to consume more to feel the same effects.
If you’re tired of overspending on cannabis and having a high tolerance, a couple of weeks of abstinence can build your tolerance back up. Sure, you might experience mild withdrawals like irritability and trouble sleeping, but you can take CBD products to minimize the effects.
The Long-Term Effect of Smoking On Your Lungs
If you’re worried about the effects smoking can have on your lungs, you might be surprised to hear that cannabis can actually heal your lungs. When THC and CBD interact, they use their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant powers to heal lung damage caused by smoking and even prevent tumor growth.
THC and CBD work together to attack the tumor on all fronts. They reduce tumor growth, cut off its blood supply, and induce tumor cells to die off. Even if smoking isn’t your preferred consumption method, there are vaporizers out there that eliminate combustion so you inhale cleaner and smoother hits.
Long-Term Effects Can Be Therapeutic
When you hear about the long-term effects of new treatments, you usually think of negative effects. Cannabis, however, has been shown to have many therapeutic properties. Smoking cannabis long-term can be powerful treatments for even the most genetically-predisposed people with psychotic disorders.
Studies have shown that cannabis can help schizophrenic patients, for example. By reducing anxiety, inflammation, and pain, you can reduce the long-term effects of mental and physical stress on your body. These long-term effects of smoking cannabis can be advantageous for many illnesses you may have.
If you’re still worried about the long-term effects of smoking cannabis, try experimenting with other products like edibles, drinks, sprays, patches, and more. There are plenty of products out there for every type of medical cannabis patient. Have fun to explore all the different ways to consume cannabis.
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