7 Ways Marijuana is Hurting Your Family Life


Even tho there are plenty more ways in which ganja has a detrimental effect on your family life; I have decided to focus on the more obvious ones.

There are many methods to stop smoking weed, and I believe that the best one is to learn how the weed affects your family life. That is why I have compiled a list of 7 ways marijuana is hurting your family life.

1. Finances


I won't lie; I have spent loads of cash on marijuana. When I think about it now, it makes me ashamed to admit it to myself, but I could have used that money on something more useful.

Luckily, I had never resorted to stealing from my family, but that doesn't mean that I haven't influenced the budget.

The biggest financial hit happens when you get caught using or carrying weed. Not only will you face jail time, but you will also have to pay for court costs and fines. Forget about ganja, use your money wisely!

2. Physical Effects

THC is the main chemical derivative found in marijuana, and it has been proven that it causes many adverse physical problems. Not only does marijuana increase the risk of heart attack, but it also lets the user inhale more carcinogens due to marijuana cigarettes having no filter.

This eventually leads to coughs and respiratory illnesses. Marijuana users also have a lower chance of having children. This is because weed has negative effects on the sperm count.

3. Mental Effects

Some of the mental problems which stem from marijuana use are:

  • anxiety
  • brain fog
  • ​lack of motivation
  • coordination problems
  • decreased problem-solving abilities

There are plenty more, but these could influence your family life in a myriad of negative ways. You could get high and forget that you have left the stove on, or you could fall asleep while you were supposed to take care of a child.

Being detached from your surroundings is never a good thing if you have a family. Even if you smoke even once a week, you could begin to suffer from some of the mental problems.

4. Dangerous People


Marijuana is illegal in most parts of the world, and this leads us to deal with shady characters when we want to purchase it. One of the things we tend to forget is that the people who sell weed are criminals, and they can be unpredictable.

You can never know what kind of a person your dealer is, and you should do your best to keep those people away from your family. Ditch the weed and you also ditch the dealers.

5. Babies and Kids

Studies done on humans have shown us that some babies born to women who used marijuana during their pregnancies have some problems. Those babies tremble more, respond differently to visual stimuli, and have a high-pitched cry.

This can indicate problems with neurological development. When they grow up, those same kids show gaps in memory and problem-solving skills.

6. Work Performance

You should never work while you're high! Even more so, if you do anything even remotely dangerous. Never underestimate the power of weed, it will make you perform your job poorly, which will lead to you getting fired. You will never want that if you're supporting a family.

7. Your Partner


You might not notice the changes which happen to you if you're a marijuana user, but your partner does. Those changes happen slowly enough that you get used to them without even noticing them, but your partner notices. If you are not working on quitting weed, your partner might question himself/herself.

He or she might start thinking "am I not good enough?". Your partner will feel hurt, afraid, and ashamed. All of it stems from your drug abuse, so do your partner, and yourself, a favor and quit!

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Even tho there are plenty more ways in which ganja has a detrimental effect on your family life; I have decided to focus on the more obvious ones.

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