3Glands Affected By Marijuana Marijuana damages the network of glands, organs, and hormones involved in growth and development, energy levels, and reproduction. The glands affected include:Pituitary glandThyroid glandStomach duodenumPancreasAdrenal glandsTestis
4Marijuana has an effect on the body because THC, the active ingredient, is very chemically similar to to the endocannabinoids which are naturally occurring chemicals in the body. The THC binds to the receptors of the endocannabinoids, and activates the neurons, causing the different sensations experienced during a high.
5Marijuana produces body hormones, the internal chemicals that control how and when we develop. Here's what it does there:Triggers a short-term drop in the hormones that direct growth and development.Lowers sperm production in males, resulting in fewer normal sperm cells.Tinkers with the balance of hormones that control the menstrual cycles of girls and women.
6Marijuana and THC can have direct effects on the testes Marijuana and THC can have direct effects on the testes. Reductions in testicular size have been observed in rodents and dogsProlonged use of marijuana is known to cause gynecomastia.
8The endocrine systemThis system controls the body's hormones and includes the pineal, pituitary, thyroid, and adrenal glands, and the ovaries or testesThe major effect alcohol has on these is it sedtaes the glands
9Sexual glandsAlcohol effects the sex glands such as the ovaries, testes, and pituitary glandsIt can sterilize the testes and ovariesIt effects the pituitary glands by decreasing the size and usefulness of the penis, and blocks orgasm responders in women
10Which is worse?Marijuana is worse because it leads to more permanent damage than that of alcohol, which only leads to temporary sedation of glands