People talk about marijuana like it was the one thing heaven gave to the earth to cure everything but it isn't and its not for everyone. I've see the bad side of it too and if you really don't need it keep away from the stuff.
People who use medical marijuana more likely to use and misuse other prescription drugs. Can medical marijuana help to fight the opioid epidemic? Many believe that it can. But a new study finds that people who use medical marijuana actually have higher rates of medical and non-medical prescription drug use -- including pain relievers. Source 3s.
There is a way to get the medicinal effect from the plant as an extract without the high but I think most smokers want the effects of both and really use "Medicine" as an excuse to get a buzz.
How cannabis and cannabis-based drugs harm your brain. Long-term use of either cannabis or cannabis-based drugs impairs memory, say researchers. Their study has implications for both recreational users and people who use the drug to combat epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and chronic pain. Source 4i.
CBD in marijuana may worsen glaucoma, raise eye pressure. A study has found that CBD -- a major chemical component in marijuana -- appears to increase pressure inside the eye of mice, suggesting the use of the substance in the treatment of glaucoma may actually worsen the condition. Source 7b.