Cannabis experts give tips to reduce health risks due to their consumption

Since the consumption of Cannabis sativa has increased considerably throughout the world, far from making ineffective advertising campaigns to discourage its followers, it has opted for a policy of information and awareness to its users.

An exhaustive review has been made by the world cannabis experts to reduce the potential harm that can be caused by marijuana use.

The most recent scientific evidence available, Substances we treat to develop guidelines for low risk of cannabis use (LRCUG), based on the lack of guidance and advice that exists for those millions of people who consume this herb.

This evidence gave rise to tips to reduce the damage that cannabis can cause:

  1. We must start from the basic and logical premise that avoiding the consumption of Cannabis sativa can be considered as the only valid way to prevent health risks due to its direct or indirect cause.
  2. Despite the logic of this predicament, the truth is that there are several million consumers in the United Kingdom alone.
  3. It is highly convenient to favor the delay in the beginning of cannabis use, since the great majority of the harmful effects for both health and social development are associated with people who started cannabis use long before the age of 16 years.
  4. Avoid the use of cannabis strains with high content of the substance tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) low, since it is precisely THC the compound that has shown the greatest psychogenic effect among consumers.
  5. Do not consume synthetic cannabinoids known as “spice”, since they have been linked to the appearance of serious mental problems, even with fatal results.They are highly psychoactive, unregulated substances which have recently become easily available in the market and are designed to mimic the effects of cannabis.
  6. It is ideal to consume cannabis in a way that is not in combination with tobacco, since a very high number of users in the United Kingdom-77% – combine tobacco with cannabis, which increases the risk of these subjects to serious diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, such as COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).Although the correct calculation of the dose is difficult to perform, the use of edible cannabis is considered an option that poses less risk to health.
  7. Do not deeply inspire the smoke produced by smoking marijuana, or try to keep said smoke inside the lungs, known as the Valsava maneuver, since it not only increases respiratory damage, but also causes more of the toxic chemicals to the respiratory tract.

This is a clear form of a pragmatic policy of advice to the consumer community of cannabis, to avoid major damage to their health, since the prohibition on its use has failed miserably, especially in those countries that have recently legalized recreational use.