Both negative and positive health issues linked to cannabis usage


People should know that despite the damages caused by cannabis to our mind and bodies it as well as a recreational and medical purpose in our life.  Therefore, the papers will discuss both positive and negative health issues linked to cannabis usage.

It blocks memory formation 

The active ingredient in cannabis act in one part of the brain known as hippocampus to ensure that it alters with how memories are formed and the way information is processed. Based on the animal studies, it proves this to be fact, especially when the brain is still undergoing development. As a result of this, states that have legalized use of marijuana recommend only people above 21 years to use it. The blockage of memory formation may cause cognitive impairment in adulthood if it happens, a person has been using it when he/ she was below 21 years. As well, it can hasten age-related brain cell loss.

THC muddles with your balance 

It clear that THC muddles with parts of the brain called basal ganglia and cerebellum, which are responsible when it comes to regulation of posture, balance, reaction time, and coordination. When these brain parts are altered, the user faces the consequences such as problem talking correctly, becoming a little clumsy, and harder time walking.

Intense fear, anxiety, panic, or distrust are a common side effect

Its shown that between 20 and 30 percent of cannabis users react with intense anxiety after using cannabis.  This is one of the reasons cannabis is not legalized in many countries.

Cannabis users can experience psychosis 

Cannabis users who use it in large quantity experience acute psychosis such as delusions, hallucinations, and loss of personal sense. So, people should consider taking a small quantity of it to avoid such problems.

Cannabis makes you feel good

When the marijuana ingredient known as THC hit your brain, it causes the brain to release dopamine. Dopamine is a brain chemical that will, in turn, make you feel good. This is the same area in the brain that makes you feel good when you have sex. When cannabis makes you overexcited, then this part of the brain creates the feeling of euphoria in you.

Cannabis treat inflammatory bowel diseases

A patient who suffers from inflammatory bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s diseases could have a reason to smile again because based on studies, marijuana provides treatment to those diseases. Based on studies, it found that chemical in cannabis such as cannabidiol and THC usually interacts with cells in the body that play a vital role in immune response and gut function. As well, cannabinoids found in marijuana help in preventing permeability by blocking body-cannabinoid and making sure that intestinal cells are bond together well.


People should weigh the above named positive and negative effect linked to cannabis and decide which direction to follow. As well, the state should do enough research on marijuana so that they can decide whether to legalize it or not.