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Factors that influence how you respond when you smoke weed include:

Some studies suggest that the impact that marijuana has can depend on the age at which a person began smoking marijuana and for how long they used the substance.

As recreational marijuana becomes legal in more states in the U.S., more edible products containing marijuana are hitting the market. When marijuana is ingested it is absorbed by the body more slowly and the effects can last longer and be stronger.

Why Reactions to Weed Vary

John C. Umhau, MD, MPH, CPE is board-certified in addiction medicine and preventative medicine. He is the medical director at Alcohol Recovery Medicine. For over 20 years Dr. Umhau was a senior clinical investigator at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Different ways of taking the substance can also play a role in how it impacts your body. Smoking marijuana is one of the fastest routes of administration that produces rapid changes in your brain and body. In order to understand the possible risks of marijuana, it is important to first understand what happens to your body when you smoke weed.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that marijuana can affect each person differently according to their own body chemistry and the type of pot used. Some people can use weed and never have any negative reactions while others may try it and get entirely freaked out by the experience.

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These side effects are temporary, but they can make it dangerous to do things like drive while under the influence of marijuana.

Fertility issues. Animal studies suggest that using a lot of marijuana might be linked to decreased sperm count in men and delayed ovulation in women. Pregnant women who use marijuana might be more likely to have babies with developmental and behavioral problems.

Long-Term Effects

The main active chemical in marijuana is THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol). When someone smokes marijuana, THC goes from the lungs into the bloodstream. From there, it ends up in the brain and other organs.

Immune system problems. Using marijuana a lot might make it harder for the body to fight off infections.

Respiratory problems. People who smoke marijuana a lot can develop problems with the respiratory system — like more mucus, a chronic cough, and bronchitis.

I had two choices.

I had no plan going into this. Okay, that’s a bit of a lie—I really wanted to teach her a lesson! My first instinct when I found the joint was to yell, scream, kick … whatever it took. But some rational thinking replaced the powerful urge. What would I want if I was her in this situation? What would I do if I were her? I softened as I looked at her.

The Bust

She stared back at me with wide eyes—scared and worried. She tried to lie, but before her, I held out the evidence. Once she saw the joint in my outstretched hand, her story fell apart.

I guess I just hoped, prayed, and trusted that she was doing the right things. My random scowls with sarcastic remarks made me hopeful she was getting the point. I thought scaring her was the way to do it—just enough scare to make her think about the sort of choices I’d want her to make. I was so naive! I didn’t believe that my daughter was old enough to experiment with drugs and alcohol.

In that moment, I realized that I had been given an opportunity. Until then, my daughter and I had been going through the motions of mother and daughter. We were not connecting. We argued often over nothing and everything. Other than these tense exchanges, I didn’t pay much attention to her, unless she left her dirty dishes lying around.