Last updated on January 5, 2021
I want to ask if smoking weed and cigarettes is a good thing or a bad thing because I ended up smoking. I also heard it helps the brain too.
“There is no remembrance of earlier things; and also of the later things which will occur, there will be for them no remembrance among those who will come later still” (Ecclesiastes 1:10).
People live such short lives that they tend to forget to examine what happened in the past. They think that their generation is unique and smarter that all generations prior.
Marijuana was made illegal because it was discovered that it can cause mental illness is some users.
- “Hard data on the relationship between marijuana and madness dates back 150 years, to British asylum registers in India.”
- “A mountain of peer-reviewed research in top medical journals shows that marijuana can cause or worsen severe mental illness, especially psychosis, the medical term for a break from reality. Teenagers who smoke marijuana regularly are about three times as likely to develop schizophrenia, the most devastating psychotic disorder.”
- “After an exhaustive review, the National Academy of Medicine found in 2017 that ‘cannabis use is likely to increase the risk of developing schizophrenia and other psychoses; the higher the use, the greater the risk.’ Also that ‘regular cannabis use is likely to increase the risk for developing social anxiety disorder.'”
The above quotes come from: Alex Berenson, “Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence,” Imprimis, vol. 48, no. 1, Jan 2019. What should be noted is that most of these discoveries were made when the active chemical in marijuana (THC) was less. Breeding programs have made the marijuana of today more potent than the marijuana of the past.
Tobacco has long been know to increase case of cancer in users. The CDC in the United States says, “Smoking leads to disease and disability and harms nearly every organ of the body” [“Smoking and Tobacco Use: Fast Facts and Fact Sheets“].
Whoever told you that marijuana or tobacco helps your brain is lying to you. Most likely they hope you get addicted so that you will continue to buy their poisonous substances.