What Happens When You Smoke Weed Every Day?

Most of us who smoke weed every day do it because we enjoy being high and we love that deep, potent flavor.

But, how many wonder what will happen if we smoke weed everyday for a while?

What is the actual cost of everyday smoking and how does the habit affect our overall health?

It’s very important to consider both long-term and short-term effects of constant weed consumption so that we know how to protect ourselves while still having a great time.

Let’s take a closer look at what happens in the body when we smoke weed every day and what we can do to minimize the negative effects.

First things first – what is marijuana?

If you’re an experienced cannabis enthusiast, you likely know all the ins and outs of marijuana.

But let’s just quickly cover the basics for all types of smokers who are reading this.

Marijuana usually refers to a mixture of dried flowers and leaves from the cannabis plant, though the term is also used to refer to the cannabis plant itself.

Nowadays most marijuana plants are a cross between two different subspecies – Cannabis indica and Cannabis sativa.

It’s arguably the most popular drug in the US and worldwide, and the number of consumers is growing every day.

According to a survey from Monitoring the Future, the number of students who consume marijuana has dropped in the last couple of years, but the number of young people who don’t believe that regular weed consumption is dangerous has increased tremendously.

While it seems that the ongoing legalization of cannabis is helping fight the stigma around this plant, it still has many opponents. Why is that?

The main reason for the stigma lies in one of the plant’s constituents – THC (Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol).

THC is the psychoactive substance that gives us that amazing high, but it’s also the substance responsible for all the negative side-effects associated with weed consumption.

THC isn’t the only compound with psychoactive effects, but in this context, it’s by far the most important one to note.

Weed consumption also has numerous benefits, and this is the focus of many newly funded projects. The plant has been receiving much attention from scientists lately, due to its medical potential.

One particularly beneficial compound of the cannabis plant is CBD (cannabidiol) which can be used to treat several different conditions. These conditions range from anxiety and depression to more complex diseases like Glaucoma and Multiple sclerosis.

There are some claims that cannabis can even cure cancer, but scientific studies still need to confirm that hypothesis.

And now we can return to our central question – what happens when we smoke weed every day?

Short-term effects of smoking weed every day

Let’s start off by examining what happens when we smoke weed every day in the short run.

THC is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream, but it takes a bit longer for the first effects to kick in.

Overall, you will start feeling high after about 30 minutes, but in some cases, you may have to wait up to an hour before you start feeling anything. Incidentally, that is also the period when you may start feeling some side-effects.

Here are the most notable short-term effects that we might feel if we smoke weed every day:

  • Mood changes
  • Issues with body coordination
  • Slightly increased appetite
  • Perception issues
  • Impaired memory
  • Altered sense of time

In addition to that, if you go overboard with your weed, you may also experience:

  • Delusions
  • Psychosis
  • Hallucinations

As you can see, some of these effects are very unpleasant. Dare we see what happens when we smoke weed every day in the long run?

Long-term effects of smoking weed every day

The short-term effects of smoking weed may be unpleasant and sometimes difficult to deal with, but it’s the long-term effects that you should be concerned with.

These effects show up as a result of accumulated damage, so the longer you smoke, the more likely you are to experience them.

Which organ is the most affected when we smoke weed every day? If you answered “the brain”, you got it right.

Weed heavily affects brain development and the earlier we start smoking it, the more severe the consequences will be. A study conducted by researchers at Duke University found a strong correlation between frequent marijuana consumption and cognitive decline.

Here are some of the most notable long-term effects that you might experience if you smoke weed every day:

  • Breathing problems often accompanied by coughs
  • Cognitive decline of brain development
  • Possible negative effects on child development if smoked during pregnancy

What happens when we overdose on weed?

Is it possible to overdose on weed? There haven’t been cases of overdosing and dying of marijuana, but since THC can produce some negative effects, it is definitely possible to overdose on THC and be in danger.

Everyone has a different tolerance level on weed, so it’s hard to say what dose will knock you off, but in general, very high doses are never a good idea.

Overdosing on weed causes a range of different symptoms, including rapid heartbeat, panic attacks, anxiety, and in some cause, nausea and vomiting.

The most severe side-effects include hallucinations and intense paranoia. Though no one died from weed overdose so far, you shouldn’t compromise your health with unreasonably high doses.

Does weed cause addiction?

Consuming marijuana on a regular basis can cause something called cannabis use disorder.

If you’ve been smoking it for years on end, it might be very difficult to stop. Trying to quit this habit can cause a range of different withdrawal symptoms including a loss of appetite, irritability, insomnia, and anxiety.

Are there any benefits of smoking weed every day?

As we mentioned already, cannabis is increasingly being used for medical purposes. When consumed for these reasons, it often needs to be taken on a daily basis.

Cannabis can be a helpful ally in treating many different conditions. It may not necessarily resolve them, but  it certainly helps the patients cope with their symptoms better.

Of course, medical marijuana is consumed differently than the one that we commonly refer to as weed (usually in the form of pills or oil), so you need to keep that in mind as well.

If they need to smoke weed for health reasons, people usually do it to relieve stress, anxiety and similar issues.

In any case, cannabis can be beneficial when used responsibly and in moderation. That’s our bottom-line.

In conclusion

The best advice here would be – listen to your body and be reasonable.

If you smoke weed every day, it will undoubtedly leave both short-term and long-term consequences.

But the good news is, you can minimize those nasty effects if you smoke it in moderation.

Don’t overdose on weed and try not to become addicted.

If you want to quit the habit and you end up experiencing some of the mentioned side-effects, you should seek professional help.

In any case, knowing the downsides of constant weed consumption can only be helpful for you.

Not only will it help you understand all the potential risks, but you can also use that knowledge to mitigate the danger.

In the end, if you follow this advice, your health risks will decrease and you won’t have to give up on your favorite habit.

16 thoughts on “What Happens When You Smoke Weed Every Day?”

  1. I been smoking weed for over 30 years and I experience none of what your saying I’m as sharp as a tack n yea sure my memory while high is a little off n yea I do get hungry but you guys are making this shit sound like it’s really bad n u can not overdose on bud unless ur body rejects it or ur allergic to it morons

  2. When are they going to stop lying about weed. It’s not addicting.I use to smoke everyday. Now I just smoke when I feel like it. I can take a week off or months. Its not fucking addicting.

    • Your so right the UK is the worst for people saying its an addition when I smoke it I feel it gives me the energy to get through the day

    • I have been smoking daily on and off since I was 12, and personally I have dealt with a psychological addiction to cannabis. It is all about intention of use, anything that brings pleasure can be psychologically addicted as it can trigger a dopamine release. I know other people who have admitted an addiction to marijuana as well which sometimes goes unnoticed until you try to put it down for awhile after chronic use. I can only speak from personal experience, and I understand that it does not have this effect on everyone. I know people who have smoked for years and are still fully functioning, in fact I met a woman in my English class who would smoke before school so her joint pain was bearable enough to focus. Marijuana is a medicine, but like anything else, it can be harmful without proper intention or overindulgence. Just like sex, TV, alcohol, or gambling. Not every addiction stems from heavy physical withdrawal, for some it is simply by escapism.
      Just because it isn’t a problem for you does not mean than it cannot be one for another. Stay open minded friends.

  3. Great read…well written Helena. Will I get the same results through edibles? I’m a coming new to the medical marijuana but it has been certainly helping me survive.

  4. You actually cannot become physically addicted to weed as you could never have withdrawal symptoms from it. Yes you may become physically reliant but addicted isn’t the right word.

  5. Let’s fact check
    Cannabis is physiologically addicting it becomes a behavior and it’s absence can cause withdrawal like behavior, exasperated by your own mind
    You can OD on cannabis , it has a scientific name , cannabis hypermesis syndrome (?spelling) it makes you puke violently and crave hot water , it’s a lot like “cotton fever” from herion.. but non life threatening, just the body responds to overflow of cannabinoids
    I’m a daily smoker/dabbler 40 years , it has negative and positive effects, moderated it’s totally safe , exponentially safer than alcohol and narcotics

  6. Marijuana may cause hallucinations if the person using it is one of the 1% op the population who will develop Schizophrenia. The 1% is a proven figure regardless of your ethnicity or location in the world.
    However, the rest of your claims should be referenced to research that backs your claims.
    My partner has smoked daily since he was a young man, holds two PhDs and at 59 is as sharp as a tack.



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