By Mary-Kate DiMartino and Caterina Coppola
Some risks of this treatment is how marijuana can put you at risk for different types of cancer, like lung cancer. According to the mayo clinic from the article from Science in Context, marijuana smoke contains between 50% and 70% more carcinogens than does tobacco smoke. Marijuana is most likely to weaken the immune system and that would in turn affect the already weaken immune system of the cancer patient. Long term use can lead to addiction and increases the anxiety, depression and schizophrenia. According to the article from Science in Context, the NIDA dos not endorse it as a medication because it contains many chemicals with unknown health affects. Marijuana is classified as a high addictive drug and is not recommended for medicine despite its benefits.