A lot of states have legalized marijuana, but rarely who asks how marijuana impact hormone levels. In this article we will presented how marijuana affects brain and hormone levels.

Marijuana is a mixture of small pieces of dried flowers, leaves, stalks and seeds from the plant Cannabis sativa, as a medicine or recreational use for five thousand years. It is believed that the Chinese ruler Sheng-Nung first officially used for medicinal purposes around 2700 BC.

Side Effects of Cannabis

Side Effects of Cannabis

Since the beginning of the 19th century, begins marijuana be treated equally with other herbs or medication on the basis of herbs. Doctors recommended in various problems – from insomnia to sexual dysfunction (as indicated in the short history of medical use of cannabis).

Today, marijuana is the most used illegal substance. According to estimates of the United Nations in 2010, cannabis is used by 119 to 224 million people worldwide.

Certainly is proven that marijuana is useful in treating chronic pain (in migraine, pain in the neck or lower back), that increases appetite to people that have AIDS, or to reduce anxiety and drives for retrieval – side effects of chemotherapy in patients with cancer.

The fact is that the use of this drug can cause different problems with health. Marijuana is considered one of the most used drugs in the world.

The effect begins almost immediately and can last from 1 to 3 hours (depending on the amount smoked). When is taken in cookies (muffins, cookies) it takes longer to show effects – but usually lasts longer.

How your Brain React to the Cannabis

Marijuana contains more than 480 chemical compounds, including 66 cannabinoids and THC is the most active. Cannabinoids have the ability to bind to cannabinoid receptors that are distributed in virtually all parts of the human brain and are associated with various aspects of the human psyche such as the experience of pleasure, thinking, memory, attention, sensory impressions, perception of time …

As a result of all this, the stimulation of these receptors, and thus the functions which are based on neurotransmission involving always can cause side effects. For example, the analgesic properties of cannabis are manifested through neutral mechanisms that are intertwined with those in the longer term lead to changes in the state of consciousness.

With patients with cancer in the terminal phase this is not a problem, but still must be considered when it comes to the young person who suffers from migraine or for worker with back pain.

Short-term effects of marijuana use include: Distorted perception, problems with memory and learning, decreased ability to coordinate, problems with thinking and problem solving, increased heart rate and blood pressure problems.

Sometimes marijuana can cause anxiety, fears and panic attacks.When you will become a long-term user of marijuana you can deal with: hallucinations, disorientation, impaired memory, delusions.

Hormones on Cannabis

THC lowers prolactin, and prolacatin provides your body with sexual gratification. Also women that use marijuana can disrupt normal menstrual cycle that brings her to discharge of eggs from ovaries. Marijuana can have effects on sperms production.

Effects of the Heart

A few minutes after smoking marijuana, the heart starts beating rapidly and blood pressure drops. Marijuana can speed heart rate 20 to 50 times a minute, and if you take other drugs to and even more.

Because of low blood pressure and increased speed of heartbeat, the researchers concluded that among users of marijuana risk of heart attack is 4 times higher.

Lung Effects

Smoking marijuana can cause numbness and dry mouth and throat as severe cough. Scientists show that those who regularly smoke marijuana may have the same respiratory problems as tobacco smokers including:

  • Living cough
  • Frequent acute chest pain
  • Increased risk of lung infections
  • Difficulty breathing

Marijuana contains more carcinogenic components of tobacco smoke and is most often lingers longer and inhale more deeply, the lungs of marijuana smokers are more exposed to cancer.