While that’s definitely true, there are some health risks associated with cannabis use as well. But fear not, because there are quite a few ways to minimize these risks and have a safe and healthy cannabis experience.
So what exactly are these potential hazards? The main areas of concern regarding cannabis are typically teen use, and if there is any possibility of developing a lasting health condition, cancer for example. When young teens use cannabis, they run the risk of developing memory retention issues and an inability to focus at times, although it has yet to be determined whether these are long-term afflictions or if they improve over time.
There’s also the possibility that cancer could possibly develop from carcinogens associated with smoking, although very unlikely. Cannabis itself and its compounds are safe, but the toxins released from burning plant matter are unknown. The exact risk, if any, is still undetermined because researchers did not account for or eliminate any confounding variables beforehand, for example, whether or not the cannabis user also smokes cigarettes, which is a known risk for cancer.
In a recent publication from the American Public Health Association, researchers outlined a variety of ways to lower the potential side effects related to cannabis use. According to the study, “(1) the most effective way to avoid cannabis use–related health risks is abstinence; (2) avoid early age initiation of cannabis use (i.e., definitively before the age of 16 years); (3) choose low-potency tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) or balanced THC-to-cannabidiol (CBD)–ratio cannabis products; (4) abstain from using synthetic cannabinoids; (5) avoid combusted cannabis inhalation and give preference to nonsmoking use methods; (6) avoid deep or other risky inhalation practices; (7) avoid high-frequency (e.g., daily or near-daily) cannabis use; (8) abstain from cannabis-impaired driving; (9) populations at higher risk for cannabis use–related health problems should avoid use altogether; and (10) avoid combining previously mentioned risk behaviors (e.g., early initiation and high-frequency use),” although some of these methods are debatable.
Let’s begin by taking a look at some numbers 1, 3, 7 and 10. Number one, abstinence, is clearly not an option considering it’s the only form of medication that works for some patients. If it were that simple, we wouldn’t be where we are today; in the midst of worldwide medical cannabis reform. Numbers three and seven, using low-THC products and avoiding high-frequency use, this isn’t advice you can merely take from the internet at face value. Studies show that THC does have medicinal benefits, and if your health care provider determines that you should be using high THC strains and products, and/or using it daily, that’s what you should continue doing. And regarding number ten, once again, that depends on your personal care plan. For now, we’ll focus on the five things that everyone can do to be a healthier cannabis user.
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