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This drug can affect your health, both long and short term, and your driving — in a really bad way. Smoking or eating marijuana slows down your responses to sights and sounds, making you a dangerous driver. Marijuana makes you sleepy, distorts your sense of time and space, and hurts your ability to adapt to light and dark.
It also lowers your ability to handle a quick series of tasks while driving. Only the strong survive. DUI - Stop Yourself.
Stop a Friend. Effects While Driving Smoking or eating marijuana slows down your responses to sights and sounds, making you a dangerous driver. Short-Term Effects In low doses, marijuana produces: Poor memory and ability to learn Difficulty in thinking and solving problems Poor muscle coordination and judgment Short attention span Dangerous driving behavior Altered sense of time and space Food cravings In larger doses, marijuana produces: Hallucinations Delusions Poor memory Not knowing where one is Anxiety attacks or feelings of paranoia Depression Long-Term Effects Cancer.
Marijuana contains the same cancer-causing chemicals found in tobacco smoke. Breathing problems. It creates the same kinds of breathing problems that cigarettes do: coughing and wheezing. Immune system.
The THC in marijuana can damage the cells and tissues in the body that help protect against disease. Memory, learning, and energy are impaired.
Reproductive hormones are decreased. In men, there is less testosterone, causing decreased sperm counts and possible erectile dysfunction. In women, there may be irregular periods.
Both problems would result in a decreased ability to conceive but not lead to complete infertility. Birth defects in unborn children.