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According to the CDC, marijuana, known by names such as weed or pot, refers to dried parts of the cannabis plant that contain over 100 chemical compounds, most notably THC. THC is the compound most associated with the "high" that is associated with marijuana use, due to its impairing and mind-altering effects. Another compound present in cannabis is CBD, but CBD does not lead to mental impairment or the same "high" effect. Some of the most common ways to use marijuana include smoking, vaping, and infusing into foods or drinks.
Potential Health Effects of Marijuana Use
Marijuana use may lead to unexpected or unwanted side effects. Some include:
Marijuana Use Disorder
Impairment of memory and cognition
Higher blood pressure and heart beat immediately after use
Increased risk of stroke or heart disease
Decreased ability to drive safely
Harm to lung tissue
More information can be found here.
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