Top Pro & Con Arguments


Marijuana harms the health of users and people around them.

Smoking marijuana can damage lung tissues and cause respiratory problems; secondhand marijuana smoke is also dangerous. [134][114][115] Research shows that smoking one marijuana joint is as damaging to the lungs as five tobacco cigarettes. [116][164] Marijuana may contain five times as much carbon monoxide concentration and three times as much tar as tobacco. [115] There is a higher risk of heart attacks and strokes in the hours immediately after smoking cannabis. [162]


A study found that using a vaporization device “likely leads to enhanced ingestion of toxic ammonia known to result in neurobehavioral impairment.” [119][118] Ammonia ingested while vaping can result in lung irritation, nervous system effects, and asthma attacks. [120]

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