You can also add the legalization of marijuana. Often the rationale is that the laws are unfair or unfairly treat minorities. So, instead of fixing the laws, we encourage more drug use quite likely increase health care costs and vehicle accidents. 😳
Smoking pot can increase your heart rate by as much as two times for up to 3 hours. That’s why some people have a heart attack right after they use marijuana. It can increase bleeding, lower blood pressure, and affect your blood sugar, too.
We don’t yet know if marijuana is linked to higher odds of getting lung cancer. But the process does irritate your lungs — which is why regular pot smokers are more likely to have an ongoing cough and to have lung-related health problems like chest colds and lung infections.
Other physical effects of marijuana include:
Red eyes and dilated pupils
Slowed reaction time (If you drive after using marijuana, your risk of being in a car accident more than doubles.)