A member asked:

Would marijuana make a better recreational drug than a cigerette? school project hurry up i need an anwser for a school project. btw i know that using cannabis with a vaporizer is not as bad for you as smoking, but like a single joint compared to a single

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg answered

Specializes in Addiction Medicine

Tobacco is plenty bad, and I am not recommending it, but marijuana, however "safe" it may be in adults when used occasionally socially, as is alcohol in most cases, is not safe in teens. It impairs learning, decreases motivation for other activities, and can increase the chances of underlying psychiatric issues becoming more severe. Tobacco has more "tars, " and is worse for lungs than marijuana.

Answered Dec 25, 2016



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