Cannabis side-ef­fects

Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - HEALTH -

Like any ac­tive drug or herbal medicine, cannabis use can have some side-ef­fects in­clud­ing: Depression

Hal­lu­ci­na­tions

Para­noia

Trig­ger­ing of psy­chosis

(par­tic­u­larly in young peo­ple) Dizzi­ness

Heart pal­pi­ta­tions

Hunger

Al­tered per­cep­tion

Con­fu­sion

Slower re­ac­tion times (dan­ger­ous if driv­ing or op­er­at­ing ma­chin­ery).

Ad­dic­tion (this is less likely with the lower doses used for med­i­cal pur­poses com­pared with the higher doses gen­er­ally used recre­ation­ally).

Smok­ing cannabis has some of the same risks of lung dis­ease as to­bacco. If you have a med­i­cal rec­om­men­da­tion to in­hale cannabis, a va­por­iser is the safer and more re­li­able method.

Medic­i­nal mar­i­juana must not con­tain any pes­ti­cides, heavy met­als, fungi, bac­te­ria or other con­tam­i­nants.

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