The Health Effects of Marijuana – Expert Q&A

Wondering what the effects are from smoking pot or ingesting Marijuana edibles? How about the long-term impact on your child? Below is a video of three experts from the University of Michigan to help dispel myths and provide a better understanding of Cannabis use.

These experts are:

Meghan E. Martz Postdoctoral Research Fellow (1:36)
Researches adolescent brain development and marijuana use.
Take away is: Delay use until age 21 if must use (49:00)

Meilan Han, MD, MS (2:15)
Pulmonary diseases and effects of smoking marijuana
Take away is: Marijuana smoke is not safe (49:25)

Dan Clauw, M.D. (2:34)
Medicinal benefits of Marijuana on chronic pain
Take away is: Warns about high THC forms of CBD (51:05)

Here are some of the questions about Marijuana use along with video time slots:

  • Physical effects of smoking marijuana (alcohol vs pot) – 3:04
  • Is smoking pot less harmful than cigarettes? – 5:37
  • Risk of marijuana to children and teens – 8:40
  • Does cannabis keep violent people even tempered? – 10:19
  • What should parents tell their children about marijuana use – 11:35
  • Is cannabis good for treating aches and pains (CBD vs THC) – 12:30
  • Edibles vs smoking (overdose emergency room visits) – 14:34
  • How THC really works on pain- 18:07
  • Reproductive developmental issues during pregnancy – 20:15
  • Will smoking pot make lung problems worse (transfer of fungal infections) – 22:20
  • Effects of marijuana on people with Schizophrenia – 23:40
  • If marijuana is legal, doesn’t that mean it’s safe? – 24:02
  • Potential for addiction (abuse) & cannabinoids vs opioids – 24:45
  • Is it possible to overdose or have bad reaction to marijuana – 26:50
  • Is it true that smoking marijuana increases lung capacity? – 29:27
  • Is cannabis better than alcohol (Dabbing, etc)? – 31:41
  • Damage to heart from using cannabis – 33:16
  • How long does marijuana stay in your system? – 34:35
  • Mixing marijuana with alcohol (green-outs & comparison to other drugs) – 36:12
  • Second hand marijuana smoke and children – 38:45
  • Marijuana use and REM sleep – 39:43
  • Three strains of marijuana, Sativa, Indica, and Ruderalis – 40:45
  • Does cannabis impact brainstem / motor functions – 42:02
  • K2 spice, synthetic cannabinoids / marijuana (bad) – 42:40
  • Can cannabis oils help cure crohn’s disease and cancer (tropical CBD and improper use) – 43:35
  • Edibles alone vs edibles with fat (gummy bears, fatty meal) – 44:20
  • Does marijuana use increase the chance of using other drugs (gateway hypothesis) – 45:33
  • Eating and drinking foods that contain marijuana different than smoking – 46:25