Myths and facts about marijuana smoking in Marin and in California.  

 

Check out this one minute Public Service Announcement broadcast on television:  https://vimeo.com/266765945

 

Marijuana smoke damages lung health. 

Marijuana has about 50 percent more of some toxins than cigarette smoke. Because of how it is typically smoked (deeper inhale, held for longer time periods), marijuana smoking leads to four times the deposition of tar compared to cigarette smoking. 

Within a few minutes after inhaling marijuana smoke, a person’s heart rate speeds up, or may even double.

One Minute of Second-Hand Marijuana Smoke Impairs Cardiovascular Functions. Effects Are Like Tobacco’s, but last three times longer.

(UCSF studies)

Damage is especially damaging to children and teens, according to CDC.

In California, it is illegal to smoke (or vape) marijuana in public places, cars or anywhere where tobacco smoke is prohibited (even if it is medical marijuana). 

See above links that explain that there is no marijuana smoking or vaping in areas where tobacco use is regulated.

Turns out that marijuna is not so great for some populations, according to a British study: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2377581/Teenagers-smoke-cannabis-damage-brains-LIFE-likely-develop-schizophrenia.html

 

  For more Marin specific information, visit: https://www.marinhhs.org/substance-use-services 

 

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