One risk to healthy children and families, as I've seen in my own circle of friends, has been marijuana use at a young age. While some don't experience adverse symptoms, others seem to be more prone to troubles and the triggering of health and safety situations. In addition, hospital ERs do get some number of patients; including new consistently heavy smokers, with cannabinoid hyperemesis - vomiting due to heavy marijuana use.
Dr. Antoine Kanamugire, MD took on the unpleasant, but real issues and effects in his recent book The 21 Unspoken Truths
about Marijuana. My belief is that it is an excellent resource for anyone considering marijuana use. Perhaps they won't experience any of the ugly, but at least they will be more informed and hopefully recognize adverse effects before dreams, goals and ambitions are crushed and/or their overall health is impacted.
Topics covered include :
- Your brain - especially among teens and young adults
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding
- Lung Cancer
- Addiction risk factors
- Who becomes addicted and who does not
- Understanding the gateway and when you are sliding into addiction
- Intellectual and cognitive impairment
- Social, family and work relationships
- Peer pressure
- Car accidents
- ...and, the question of can marijuana kill you is explored!
The data, graphics and information provided in simple language make it easy for readers to understand identify the action needed. In the end, it is up to each person to make our best choices for health and wellness... and avoid our high life from becoming real life.