Is It Harmful To be Smoking Pot On a Daily Basis?

Cannabis positive effects on our endocannabinoid system and its regulation of so many important functions makes many regular consumers more than happy to enjoy their daily hits. Iis smoking Cannamis every single day something that should be avoided?

The government will allways says it’s harmful

Surprising to no one, regulatory drug agencies believe that daily weed smoking can indeed be harmful. Lung-related problems are naturally the biggest concern among smokers and researchers. According to,

People who smoke marijuana frequently can have the same breathing problems as those who smoke tobacco. These problems include daily cough and phlegm, more frequent lung illness, and a higher risk of lung infections.

But other studies, including one conducted by the American Thoracic Society’s medical journal, concluded that, Lifetime marijuana use is not associated with adverse changes in spirometric (exhalation strength) measure of lung health

Their data suggests it’s unlikely that prolonged cannabis use would cause respiratory diseases in the same manner as tobacco and a growing number of researchers are reaching the same conclusion.

In spite of the U.S. government’s public stance on the harmful nature of marijuana smoking, a government released report in 2011 concluded that regular marijuana smoking (equivalent to a joint a day) did not impair lung function. According to the New York Times,

What about the effect of daily use on the brain?

Medical Director of the Caron Treatment Centers, Dr. Joseph Garbely told USA Today that daily use leads to slower brain function and a host of other impairments.

Daily use promotes a chronic loss of attention, focus and concentration. Daily users perform at a lower level at jobs and at school. Focus and motivation also decrease. About 15% of cannabis users develop an addiction. Daily users suffer memory coordination, and problem-solving issues.

Given cannabis’ federal Schedule I classification, data regarding the effects of daily use is lacking. However, cannabis advocates might be prone to disagree with Dr. Garbely’s assessments. Some of the world’s top performing athletes, entrepreneurs, scholars, artists and other professionals profess to either smoking daily, or having smoked daily in the past.

Of course, it’s difficult to know whether these are exceptions to the rule and if there happen to be legions of talented people in the world whose weed habit has stunted their potential in some way so, it’s anyone’s guess.

But it may also be argued that hyper-motivated people are going to be this way regardless of their daily smoking habit and will most likely find ways to be productive at the same time.

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