Effects of Short and Long-Term Marijuana Use

Marijuana use is a hot-button issue right now across the country. Some argue that the long term effects are minimal and are outweighed by the benefits. However, many medical professionals are not comfortable with it’s distribution to the general public without strict regulations, particularly where youth could potentially have access to it.

In “Adverse Health Effects of Marijuana Use” featured in the New England Journal of Medicine, they delve more deeply into the short and long term effects. The graphic below summarizes the findings.

Table 1 - Marijuana Effects

If you, or a loved one is struggling with marijuana addiction call Tamara Ancona, MA, LPC at (678) 297-0708 for an evaluation, and to discuss the best treatment options available.

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