The Dangers of Marijuana



Marijuana and Reefer Madness

Once upon a time, hysterical imaginings turned into a propaganda movement from the 1930’s through the 60’s along the lines of the famous film Reefer Madness.

Marijuana and the Dramatic Art

There are very few people who take marijuana and go berserk right off the bat, although it can happen.

Marijuana and Pressure

Pressure can come from various sources.

There used to be more strident and uniform rules of conduct than we have today.

Enforced cultural, social, familial, sexual and personal laws = lots of pressure.

Getting Stoned for the First Time

Pressure always wants to escape.

When it escapes into a pressurized environment, it can look a lot like Reefer Madness.

We Have a Greater Range of Choices Now

Much of the brilliance of TCM came from a very highly pressurized old world culture.

We can use these techniques today with great success.

Marijuana and Pressure Revisited

Part of what happens to you when you take marijuana depends on the kind of pressure you’re under.



The Long-Term Dangers of Marijuana

Marijuana can veil a person’s feedback loop with reality.

If a person doesn’t make extended and consistent efforts to balance the effects of long-term marijuana use, the marijuana may begin to burn him/her up with its hot and toxic nature.

The farther marijuana penetrates into her/his system, the more difficult it is to balance it.



Mastering the Process

There are ways to avoid and reverse these dangers.

Treatment begins by learning what the marijuana is showing the patient and focusing the treatment on turning the whole experience into the most positive one possible...




These are only some of the clinical insights that I have on this subject. For extensive details on how to balance and optimize the effects of cannabis using Traditional Chinese Medicine, please refer to

Marijuana Syndromes
How to Balance and Optimize
the Effects of Cannabis
With Traditional Chinese Medicine

Marijuana Effects Index

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More Resources

The Office of National Drug Control Policy’s epic “What Americans Need to Know About Marijuana”

Important information on driving and the use of cannabis

Stay away from K2/Spice!

It's a good idea to understand the potential dangers of synthetic cannabinoids...

An excellent overview of synthetic marijuana products...

Long-term research concludes that using cannabis in youth at an early age can have devastating effects on neurological development and intelligence.

"I do things with much less thought to possible consequences of my actions than when straight...”

A number of excellent interviews with people who are looking back at their marijuana experiences and how it affected their lives...

NIDA’s 2012 Monitoring the Future survey shows rates stable or down for most drugs except cannabis...

Colorado’s legalization of marijuana has led to an astronomical increase in children eating cannabis edibles. What should be done about it?

Simultaneous use of cannabis and alcohol double the odds of drunk driving, social consequences, and harm to self...

and more research on the effects of combined cannabis and alcohol use on driving...

Also, it looks like most cannabis edibles are dangerously mislabeled...

And remember, if you’re high, you may think that it’s safe to drive...



For extensive details on how to balance and optimize the effects of cannabis using Traditional Chinese Medicine, please refer to

Marijuana Syndromes
How to Balance and Optimize
the Effects of Cannabis
With Traditional Chinese Medicine

Home