Most users cite mental impairment due to intoxication as the most important adverse effect of marijuana. Marijuana will seriously interfere with mental skills like memorization, recall, attentiveness, tracking ability, and coordination at complex tasks. Many users find it difficult to work, study, or perform difficult tasks while under its influence. Some users might build a tolerance to these effects or simply learn to compensate and adjust. Some people can go about their everyday lives with little or no trouble while still under the continual influence of cannabis. Of course, they could always be impaired in certain unnoticeable ways.
Some individuals argue that marijuana actually enhances their performance particularly at tasks requiring creativity, personal interaction, or rote, repetitive work where boredom is constant. These claims have yet to be supported by scientific studies, but it is still interesting that, at one time, mine and plantation owners in South America and Africa encouraged workers to take a cannabis break to boost morale and productivity!
Marijuana use has no evident effects on normal intellectual performance when you’re not under the influence. Some individuals have argued that heavy use is linked to a decline in “executive functioning,” or the ability to concentrate and focus your efforts on specific goals. Psychological tests have shown that heavy pot users are more easily distracted and less attentive to maintaining a course of action.
In any event, problems of this type are generally restricted to recreational abuse and won’t be relevant to medical users. Many patients find marijuana vital to their daily functioning, relieving them from the distractions of pain, discomfort, and debilitating suffering.
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The founder of I Love Growing Marijuana, Robert Bergman, is a marijuana growing expert that enjoys sharing his knowledge with the world. He combines years of experience, ranging from small-scale grows to massive operations, with a passion for growing. His articles include tutorials on growing... [read more]