does weed effect you in the long run?

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    I read articles in the 80s, that said it could negatively affect your fertility . If you're a woman, you certainly shouldn't smoke it or ingest it if you're preg.

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    THC affects the nerve cells in the part of the brain where memories are formed. This makes it hard for the user to recall recent events (such as what happened a few minutes ago). It is hard to learn while high - a working short-term memory is required for learning and performing tasks that call for more than one or two steps.

    Among a group of long-time heavy marijuana users in Costa Rica, researchers found that the people had great trouble when asked to recall a short list of words (a standard test of memory). People in that study group also found it very hard to focus their attention on the tests given to them.

    As people age, they normally lose nerve cells in a region of the brain that is important for remembering events. Chronic exposure to THC may hasten the age-related loss of these nerve cells. In one study, researchers found that rats exposed to THC every day for 8 months (about 1/3 of their lifespan), showed a loss of brain cells comparable to rats that were twice their age.

    It is not known whether a similar effect occurs in humans. Researchers are still learning about the many ways that marijuana could affect the brain.
    It sure does. One day on tv there was an interview with someone who smoked weed. He swore that it never affected him in any way. Boy, you should have heard him. His speech was slured and he was very slow to answer the question. Apart from that, weed also affects a male's sexual performance. If you do a search on the net, you will find more information on the subject.
    OK you guys. I saw a show on TV and everything the guy did while he was high had improved - even his sperm count. It helps glaucoma, nausea, depression, fibromyalgia, MS, arthritis. I could go on and on but I keep forgetting the rest. :)

    Long term use for someone with a chronic disease is one thing. They can be willing to accept the negative affects of smoking. But long term use in a healthy body? Not a great idea in my opinion. But, to each his own.
    YES! It makes you paranoid and its ILLEGAL!!!

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