Smoking too much marijuana can come with some side effects. This substance is not only addictive, but smoking weed can lead to some serious health problems. While, marijuana can help manage chronic pain and brings other benefits, overusing it can affect you.
First, it’s harming your lungs. A smokers' lung function is impaired. This is something that cannabis smokers should think about as well. Marijuana is a psychoactive cannabinoid that contains both positive and negative effects. Mental stimulation, different perspective thinking, heightened sensations, and anticonvulsive/relaxation and antiemetic (anti-nausea) qualities are among the positive effects.
While the positive effects may outnumber the negative ones, surveying the negative consequences and being aware of them is a good idea in order to correctly measure the good vs the bad. Here are some signs you smoke too much marijuana:
1. You experience lung problems
While there isn't anything wrong with THC or the other chemical compounds in marijuana, smoking anything is hazardous for the lungs. Smoking should be quit if you have wheezing, COPD, persistent cough, shortness of breath, decreased exercise, or activity limits.
2. Men might experience fertility problems
Men who use marijuana frequently or on a daily basis should be aware of the risk for fertility problems. Smoking too much in males has been proven in certain studies to diminish sperm production and affect sperm function.
3. You have some symptoms
If you find yourself feeling sick and having different symptoms, there are lots of non-lung problems that can worsen in people who often use marijuana. These include palpitations, anxiety, overeating, vomiting, chest pain, and pleurisy/lung pain.
Remember that marijuana today is like rocket fuel based on the kush of the ‘90s. The THC concentration is thousands of times stronger and can result in medical overdoses that were once thought impossible with marijuana alone.
Heart attacks, arrhythmias, strokes, and trauma rank among the most dangerous side effects of strong drugs. Any negative medical signs should signal the need to stop.
4. You have visited an ER for marijuana use
It's possible to smoke so much marijuana that you need to go to the hospital. If you've ever had to go to the ER because you smoked too much marijuana, or if you've ever gone to the ER because of physical symptoms (palpitations, vomiting, paranoia, cough/wheezing) that occurred while or after smoking marijuana, it's time to quit.
5. You have mental health problems
When marijuana is introduced to those who have mental health issues, it is known to trigger racing thoughts, paranoia, and even full-blown psychosis. It worsens despair and anxiety, and it's especially dangerous for people who have advanced mental illnesses like bipolar disorder or schizophrenia.
6. You might develop cannabis hyperemesis syndrome
Cannabis Hyperemesis Syndrome is a condition in which a person experiences episodes of severe vomiting, nausea, and abdominal pain. It could be relieved by exposure to hot water. People with the syndrome often complain about intermittent abdominal pain.
Episodes are characterized by vomiting that occurs 6-8 times per hour. People typically experience episodes of vomiting, sometimes multiple times per hour for 1-2 days. Things like hot showers help relieve symptoms.
7. You’re not succeeding in life
Stop smoking marijuana if you're unhappy with where you're at in life and you smoke it on a daily basis. If you're stuck or unhappy with your life situation—unhappiness with your job, legal problems, arrests, unpaid tickets, debt, bad relationships, estrangement from family, unstable living situation, psychiatric disease, or any other issue that's preventing you from achieving your goals—now is the time to quit smoking marijuana.
Marijuana is known to reduce motivation for hard labor, so if you're looking to light a fire under your rear, marijuana isn't going to help.