Call it pot, grass, weed, or any one of nearly 200 other names, marijuana is, by far, the world’s most commonly used illicit drug and far more dangerous than most users realize. Here are a few:

  1. Diminished short-term memory
  2. Loss of concentration and coordination
  3. Impaired judgment
  4. Increased risk of accidents
  5. Loss of motivation
  6. Diminished inhibitions
  7. Increased heart rate
  8. Anxiety, panic attacks, and paranoia
  9. Hallucinations
  10. Damage to the respiratory, reproductive, and immune systems
  11. Increased risk of cancer
  12. Psychological dependency