mj for acne will probably completely depend on the person and their genes and biology.
mj and its affects on health...yes there are health effects. now...lemme just say first...i am a psych major and have studied effects of drugs on the brain, also i live in the state of CA where most ppl either smoke weed and there are many smoke shops/medicinal mj etc. is there medicinal purposes with mj?yes. the studies of thc on the receptors it affects in the brain show it affects pain signals, which is useful for someone with a disease with chronic pain, such as cancer, etc. it also helps to reverse the action of throwing up. for example, a cancer patient who is going thru chemo will tend to throw up a lot bc of the chemical concoction of drugs they are taking, this is bad for the needed nutrients their body needs. smoking mj will help to keep in the food they eat, and throw up less. the mj is affecting the part of the brain (in the brain stem) that in responsible for reactions such as throwing up.
does mj have bad health effects?yes. many people say its natural...so is tobacco. many moons ago people would smoke tobacco (alone) in a pipe, was it still bad for them? yes. nicotine in tobacco , thc in mj, and other chemicals in natural drugs (there are many other drugs that come from a plant) ..these main chemicals in the plants serve as natural pesticides to kill off bugs. from an evolutionary perspective this is awesome bc the plants found a defense mechanism to thrive and kill off bugs with the chemical. thc is not the only chemical you are smoking when u smoke tho..and smoking ANYTHING is bad for the lungs and brain. even if u were just smoking paper. any inhale of whatever u are smoking cuts off oxygen every time to the brain (for that second it takes u to inhale and exhale). continuing to do this is not goo for the neurons. its also not good for the lungs, and the smoke does affect the lungs. if u smoke all the time and have smokers cough or spit...ur lungs arent doin to well=P also thc affects cannibinoid receptors in the brain, these receptors have been found in abundance in the hippocampus, which is a VERY important part of the brain for forming memories. does mj make u not remember anything?NO. but it does make it harder to retain and learn new info/anf affects ur ability to remember certain things (when ur are smoking a lot). mj also has affects on mood/behavior, etc, thats already known.
some people can smoke mj and be as normal as they always are, and continue to be motivated and everything, great. others...become the typical "stoner". they live to get high. i know people from either category.
my personal take on it..i dont smoke. have i?yes. but i decided not to make that a habit. i also decided to study the brain, and realized how amazing the brain is .....ABSOLUTELY amazing.......without any drugs at all. there are pros and cons about mj. i personally have a sister who is 19 years old...doesnt know a single thing about working hard for ur own money...doesnt find knowledge and learning amazing...has no motivation and her reason for not getting a job is bc she is "going to get drug tested and she isnt gona stop smokin". she lives for smoking weed. she is also at the point of getting kicked out of the house by my mom=P bc she is doing nothing with her life but sitting there smoking weed. from my personal expereince i can not stand people like that.
im not judging anyone tho, whoever wants to smoke...do what u want! also...again...it affects acne for diff people differently. sorry for such a long thing im just real big on how drugs affect the precious brain and i get interested in discussing it haha.
Edited by ~VaLeRie~, 27 March 2011 - 03:56 PM.