Clearing the Smoke on Cannabis: Respiratory Effects of Cannabis Smoking
Author: Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
Reviews research on the respiratory effects of cannabis smoking and the range of respiratory symptoms reported by those who smoke cannabis regularly. Although not all cannabis users will suffer from the most serious conditions, there are common respiratory ailments that affect a relatively large number of cannabis smokers, such as a greater incidence of cough, wheeze, aggravation of asthma, sore throat, chest tightness, shortness of breath and hoarse voice. Following a review of the evidence, this report discusses implications for policy and practice.