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10 Common Myths About Marijuana

posted in Health & Fitness
08/06/2014
  • I am here to clear up some common myths about Marijuana.
    I am here to clear up some common myths about Marijuana.
  • Myth: You can overdose on marijuana just like every other drug. 
Fact: There are NO recorded deaths from weed. 
(Askmen)
    Myth: You can overdose on marijuana just like every other drug.
    Fact: There are NO recorded deaths from weed.
    (Askmen)
  • Myth: Weed causes permanent memory loss. 
Fact: Short term memory can be impaired while under the influence. Memory turns back to normal when no longer intoxicated.  
(Askmen)
    Myth: Weed causes permanent memory loss.
    Fact: Short term memory can be impaired while under the influence. Memory turns back to normal when no longer intoxicated.
    (Askmen)
  • Myth: Marijuana is the perfect treatment for Glaucoma. 
Fact: Smoking weed can lower the pressure in the eyeball.  But the effect is short lived. 
(CBS news & MSN)
    Myth: Marijuana is the perfect treatment for Glaucoma.
    Fact: Smoking weed can lower the pressure in the eyeball. But the effect is short lived.
    (CBS news & MSN)
  • Myth: Weed doesn't impair driving. 
Fact: Those driving under the influence WILL have a reduced driving ability. To compensate this they drive more cautiously.    
(Drugpolicy.org)
    Myth: Weed doesn't impair driving.
    Fact: Those driving under the influence WILL have a reduced driving ability. To compensate this they drive more cautiously.
    (Drugpolicy.org)
  • Myth: Smoking Marijuana makes you stupid. 
Fact: IQ scores are ONLY effected if the user smokes more than 5 joints a week. But IQ returns to normal after use. 
(Drugwarfacts.org)
    Myth: Smoking Marijuana makes you stupid.
    Fact: IQ scores are ONLY effected if the user smokes more than 5 joints a week. But IQ returns to normal after use.
    (Drugwarfacts.org)
  • Myth: Marijuana doesn't damage lungs. 
Fact: You're still inhaling smoke. Which turns your lungs black and damages them just like cigarets. 
(Drugscope)
    Myth: Marijuana doesn't damage lungs.
    Fact: You're still inhaling smoke. Which turns your lungs black and damages them just like cigarets.
    (Drugscope)
  • Myth: Cannabis is not addictive. 
Fact: Weed addiction is HARD but possible in long term use. Only 10% of people are dependent by clinical criteria. 
(Drugpolicy.org)
    Myth: Cannabis is not addictive.
    Fact: Weed addiction is HARD but possible in long term use. Only 10% of people are dependent by clinical criteria.
    (Drugpolicy.org)
  • Myth: Marijuana can cause brain damage. 
Fact: Weed is psychoactive and stimulates parts of the brain. 
(Drugpolicy.org)
    Myth: Marijuana can cause brain damage.
    Fact: Weed is psychoactive and stimulates parts of the brain.
    (Drugpolicy.org)
  • Myth: Marijuana is a gateway drug. 
Fact: Most Cannabis users NEVER use any other drug. 
(Askmen)
    Myth: Marijuana is a gateway drug.
    Fact: Most Cannabis users NEVER use any other drug.
    (Askmen)
  • Myth: Marijuanas potency is increasing enormously. 
Fact: In the 1980's to now, Marijuanas potency has increased from 3% to 5%. According to federal government data. 
(Drugpolicy.org)
    Myth: Marijuanas potency is increasing enormously.
    Fact: In the 1980's to now, Marijuanas potency has increased from 3% to 5%. According to federal government data.
    (Drugpolicy.org)
  • So stop jumping to conclusions saying weed is the worst drug out there. We are more concerned about Marijuana than Meth and Cocaine. Educate yourselves.
    So stop jumping to conclusions saying weed is the worst drug out there. We are more concerned about Marijuana than Meth and Cocaine. Educate yourselves.
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