Researchers are still undecided
At this point in time, there is simply no scientific evidence that a person’s risk of COPD can be increased when they are smoking marijuana. For those who are smoking a lot of marijuana, there is a general consensus that such a habit will lead to lung damage. This could also increase an individual’s risk of having problems with COPD. It simply cannot be denied that many of the volatile and harmful chemicals which are present in tobacco smoke can also be found in marijuana. There can be no doubt that things such as heat, ash, and smoke can damage the lungs and can cause many problems. This evidence seems to suggest that smoking marijuana could be causing COPD. It will also depend on exactly how the smoking of marijuana is done because this can also potentially increase the risk of lung damage. It is a well-known fact that people who are inhaling marijuana is keeping that smoke in the lungs for a longer time and they will also be inhaling that smoke deeper than they will do with normal tobacco smoke. Other factors which are important is how long a person has been using marijuana because this can also increase the risk of developing COPD.
Can COPD be treated with marijuana
Scientific evidence has clearly proven that smoking of any kind can never be of any value to people with lung disease. However, other types of marijuana might still be able to provide people suffering from COPD with certain benefits. At this point, there is no scientific evidence that marijuana can be used to successfully treat COPD. There are many factors which have to be considered when performing complicated clinical studies. This can make research very difficult. Another important consideration is the fact that certain strains of marijuana is stronger than others and could, therefore, yield widely varying results. A lot of the research which has been done into marijuana smoking have included subjects which are also smoking cigarettes. This can complicate the process and make it very difficult to obtain verifiable results.