Recreational Cannabis: How Can It Affect My Health
Using recreational cannabis occasionally is not in itself a bad thing. Using the product responsibly also is used with care. Irresponsible use of Cannabis recreationally is where the concern should be, as the dangers of not being able to control one’s habit; because, at this point, it has become a habit; is dangerous.
Responsible use of Cannabis; Recreationally
Firstly, recreational cannabis should not be used by persons younger than 18 years old. Legally this is so, but most of all, starting to use before you are 18 can be detrimental to the health and wellbeing of the user. Although some youths may not be aware of using it, it can inhibit brain development.
Pregnant women using Cannabis; must be aware it can also inhibit the baby’s brain development. The babies can have problems with memory, attention span is retarded, and there are noticeable behavior issues. Some scientific studies can link teen suicides and depression to the early use of Cannabis.
Because Cannabis contains many different compounds, using it can cause more reactions in people than they expected.
The truth is because we don’t know how a person using it for the first time will react, you are advised to use it in the company of trusted friends.
Anyone using Cannabis, whether for the first time or is a regular user recreationally, should be aware of these effects. There are reports of people having heart attacks, heart failure, heartbeat disorders, or stroke. These conditions are not exclusively happening among adults; teenagers are also prone to these conditions.
The more common effects of using Cannabis recreationally are; acting silly and giggling uncontrollably.
Also, being unbalanced on your feet or having trouble walking around, there is the overwhelming thirst; and having “munchies.” There is overwhelming sleepiness and red or bloodshot eyes, which can be frightening if you are experiencing this for the first time. Persons using for the first time recreationally; are told to have snacks, mainly salty snacks, and lots of water on hand, and ensure they are home or at a place you can crash for sleep, as the effects may last for a few hours.
Another symptom of using Cannabis recreationally, or often, is vomiting called cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome.
Experienced users, knowing what to expect; will have a shower to deal with the situation, or if they are concerned about the reaction, they may decide to visit the emergency room at the hospital.
The above symptoms descriptions can happen to anyone, whether using it for the first time or is an expert user of Cannabis. If parents are concerned their child or children may have started using, the thing to do is get help. Unless they have a medical prescription, and even then, they should be monitored; in the event they become addicted to the product.
Using Cannabis recreationally comes with lots of responsibility. Your choices to not drive because of impaired vision or being sleepy, or choosing to use at home where you can be comfortable and not venture out in public, are the many choices you must consider. This is why young people are cautioned about using. Peer pressure is accurate, and should your child feel pressured to use it recreationally. It is the hope your relationship with them is good so they can come and talk with you about it.