The Effects of Cannabis On Our Hormones.

Harley00

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Interesting article, i haven't used any weed, for over 12 years, was thinkin on it again, but came across this, and decided maybe its not so great for you. Seems to have alot of effects for chronic users.

 

Harley00

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Great post I can use to reinforce my very bias vendetta for weed to my friends

thank you :)
Was the numbing of the adrenals, and the down regulation of your tsh, which down regulates your thyroid that got me. Ohh and the exxcess cortisol that looked good at first, because im low already so raising it would be great... untill it fucks your adrenals and then it puts you back to square one lol... ill pass on passing the joint lol 😆
 

biguglynewf

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And for many here I’m not so sure how all this would apply exactly since most or all are administering copious amounts of exogenous testosterone amongst other things that are already messing with the hpta.

so then the question really is. If I’m already destroying it anyways what true effect is this going to have on my hormones. I’m administering them already.



not that I’m an advocate for weed use. I personally hate the shit. I’m not really questioning relevance as there is obviously many layers here. But I wouldn’t expect this to translate well to most members here ganged in anything from trt to holy shit!

just something to be mindful of when applying this thought.

as cheapy says…. Like anything… moderation and mindfulness is probably the key to unmanageable negative impacts of most everything.
 

Cain

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Its a spot on article. Ive been living it...
I agree with every statement made. Cortisol spiked at the end of the day every time.
There are some benefits from it but ill be exposing to much personal details.
I've found the lower my testosterone levels fell the more I needed to consume to feel alive. Like it says though, the cortisol can and will spike leaving a crippled mess behind. When the cortisol spikes hit, muscles cramped up and the body wants to remove the cortisol and vomiting occurs or acid reflux happened nightly.
This isn't something that happened over night. It took a year or more of every day use consuming more and more until the receptors are flooded it stops providing relief and causes adverse pain. And its pain that doesn't exist but you require the weed to release the serotonin to function. Its not a life, its an existence with no reward.
I still use cannabis daily yet actively cutting down. It's a poison like anything else thats abused and I arrived at the abuse station while smoking an oz a day. My mind was fucked from life miss fortunes and bad decisions and fucked from abusing cannabis.
I can go on and on about the benefits and also about the problems associated with cannabis, however I'm almost certain there are going to be more problems associated as the studies come in.
In the days coming I plan on refraining my use to occasionally, to none. There's a few more hurdles to get over before I put a distance between the green and my health.
 

Sorbate

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I don’t worry about what it does to your hormones, but it greatly effects your brain if you consume daily.
I can see it in the staff that smoke every day vs drink.
Personally I’d rather employ an alcoholic than a pot head. The constant state of unawareness annoys me to no end. Worst part is they do not realize that they are mentally slow.

But I figure people can do what they want, heavy smokers have always made it easier for me to climb ahead of them at work. I appreciated the helping hand, lol.
 

Fullblown

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I don’t worry about what it does to your hormones, but it greatly effects your brain if you consume daily.
I can see it in the staff that smoke every day vs drink.
Personally I’d rather employ an alcoholic than a pot head. The constant state of unawareness annoys me to no end. Worst part is they do not realize that they are mentally slow.

But I figure people can do what they want, heavy smokers have always made it easier for me to climb ahead of them at work. I appreciated the helping hand, lol.
Puff puff pass to your next promotion? Ha
 

aGuyFromWinnipeg

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Big difference between casual and chronic. I enjoy the occasional edible and smoke. For me, it's easier on my body than alcohol. For some reason, people who smoke all day every day get more of a pass than people who drink all day every day. I'm pro both, but in moderation.

edit: overall I view alcohol much more damaging than weed.
 

Cheapshot

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Big difference between casual and chronic. I enjoy the occasional edible and smoke. For me, it's easier on my body than alcohol. For some reason, people who smoke all day every day get more of a pass than people who drink all day every day. I'm pro both, but in moderation.

edit: overall I view alcohol much more damaging than weed.
I feel the exact same way. Couldn't of said it any different
 

resilient1

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I don’t worry about what it does to your hormones, but it greatly effects your brain if you consume daily.
I can see it in the staff that smoke every day vs drink.
Personally I’d rather employ an alcoholic than a pot head. The constant state of unawareness annoys me to no end. Worst part is they do not realize that they are mentally slow.

But I figure people can do what they want, heavy smokers have always made it easier for me to climb ahead of them at work. I appreciated the helping hand, lol.
I've seen alcoholism first hand in multiple cases where it ruined lives, and in one instance someone eventually drank himself to death. There is alcoholism, then there's an alcoholism, and due to alcohol being an extremely effective and highly addictive xylotic it presents far more serious issues. But, regardless of the amount of consumption I would not want to work, live, or have anything to do with someone who needed to drink daily, especially if they drink during the day.
I know several successful professionals who use pot throughout the day. It's not my thing, and it doesn't convince me that it's a good idea, but it seems to depend on the individual. They are obviously high functioning, but they are the exception not the norm. Whereas, with alcohol, especially if you are predisposed to addiction, will eventually destroy you. It's a terrible drug. The issue with pot consumption (imo) is that too many people act like it is a harmless vice, but there are all sorts.
 

animal-inside

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Read a bit of the article and responses..

Every medication a doctor prescribes has potential side effects.. But your doctor prescribes it to you based on the fact that they have determined the rewards of the medication out weigh the risks.

Canibus use falls into this as well in my opinion. I use the tiniest bit of pot right before I put my head on my pillow to get a good sleep every night. It's comical how small the amount I use is.. I highly doubt it has any effect on me other than sleeping better. Outwardly, most people assume I am 100% against pot use due to my perosnality and demeanor.. I just don't match with the stereotpye of pot user.

Pot really does help some people if used correctly.

And like someone else pointed out, it has to be used within reason and reasponsibly.. Yes if its used and abused it will cause a huge amount of issues in the user. Used properly and I belive it will rarely cause any issue in most ppl.


Funny because the average north america diet/exercise has such a awful impact on their hormones that pot use really wouldn't even be the biggest factor in their hormones in my opinion.. Those of us that know, its quite easy to crash your testosterone.. don't sleep, party, drink lots of booze, don't lift weights and eat a shit diet and a week later your testosterone will be down a lot. Throw pot in the mix and it will be worse for sure, but the typical north american has more factors that affect their hormones than the average pot user.
 

Sorbate

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I've seen alcoholism first hand in multiple cases where it ruined lives, and in one instance someone eventually drank himself to death. There is alcoholism, then there's an alcoholism, and due to alcohol being an extremely effective and highly addictive xylotic it presents far more serious issues. But, regardless of the amount of consumption I would not want to work, live, or have anything to do with someone who needed to drink daily, especially if they drink during the day.
I know several successful professionals who use pot throughout the day. It's not my thing, and it doesn't convince me that it's a good idea, but it seems to depend on the individual. They are obviously high functioning, but they are the exception not the norm. Whereas, with alcohol, especially if you are predisposed to addiction, will eventually destroy you. It's a terrible drug. The issue with pot consumption (imo) is that too many people act like it is a harmless vice, but there are all sorts.
I was just relating what I have first hand experienced with a few hundred employees.
Not to sound mean, but I want a twitchy, hyper, fast, efficient worker. Most people only stay at a job like mine for 4 years or so at max before moving on, so if they destroy their body later in life thru alcohol, it’s not my issue. Actually what someone dies on their own time if it isn’t effecting work is not my issue.
I also hire young people.
So I am not looking at long term health, I’m looking at short term employee functioning, and people who smoke daily are not nearly as aware as drinkers IMO. This was also my fathers thought as well, a few decades ago, only difference was his shop employeed 400 people, so his sample size would have been in the thousands.

Im not against smoking weed. If you have anxiety, pain issues and you must, by all means do what you need to, but don’t be upset if you get passed over by a more aware fellow employee if those traits are needed at that particular job.
 

resilient1

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I was just relating what I have first hand experienced with a few hundred employees.
Not to sound mean, but I want a twitchy, hyper, fast, efficient worker. Most people only stay at a job like mine for 4 years or so at max before moving on, so if they destroy their body later in life thru alcohol, it’s not my issue. Actually what someone dies on their own time if it isn’t effecting work is not my issue.
I also hire young people.
So I am not looking at long term health, I’m looking at short term employee functioning, and people who smoke daily are not nearly as aware as drinkers IMO. This was also my fathers thought as well, a few decades ago, only difference was his shop employeed 400 people, so his sample size would have been in the thousands.

Im not against smoking weed. If you have anxiety, pain issues and you must, by all means do what you need to, but don’t be upset if you get passed over by a more aware fellow employee if those traits are needed at that particular job.
Without specifics I was responding to what I considered a generalization. Most young people, or people in general, are far more likely to get away with smoking pot during the day than consuming alcohol. Instead of being half-baked, let's say they were drunk. That was my point. Most people cannot and do not drink during the day.

I agree, if they want to drink on their own time that's one thing, but if you are making reference to at work behaviour vs off work, I know far more highly skilled professionals who smoke pot, eat gummies, and drink in their off hours, and are no worse for it. I'm betting that any of your employees that appear slow/dopey are actually stoned at work. What you need is to hire individuals who do speed or smoke crack or meth. Ha! That will get you the hyper, twitchy type you are hoping for.

Lol, I don't know why you are singling me out, I never claimed to smoke during the day, that bias has to do with your experience. If one were to use the correct strain and the proper amount it will not impede performance. The key is amount and type.
 

animal-inside

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I think the bottom line is booze or pot, either one too much the night before can wreck your work day.. and either one consumed during the work day is just as bad.

I smoke pot, and I really don't agree with people who tell me they smoke pot all day long every day and it doesn't affect their life or day to day function.. I just don't think that's possible lol..

I know ppl who use a wee bit of THC during the day when they need it for anxiety/depression/pain.. They seem to function ok, but someone who is consuming all day who isn't doing so for anxiety/depression/pain, they are doing it to get high lol.. and you can't be high all day and have it not affect your ability to function
 
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