How much damage am I doing to my lungs, specifically with regards to athletic capabilities, by smoking marijuana regularly?
I smoke about 1 gram of marijuana per week, most regularly through a bong, but occasionally with a bowl. I am a pretty avid Crossfitter
and ultimate player. How much does smoking affect my abilities in these areas, especially since both are generally anaerobic in nature?
I understand that smoking indisputably damages my lungs. I understand that these effects could largely be mitigated by using a vaporizer or similar device. I want to know given my current pattern of usage, how I can expect my athletic performance to change, if at all.
I've been an occasional marijuana smoker for 5+ years. I have been smoking at my current level for a few months and can still run a 5k as fast, if not faster, than I ever could, which is the main area I would expect to see degredation. I feel like I continue to be getting in better and better shape (which I would describe as pretty good to begin with) despite smoking. Can this continue to hold if I smoke at my current rate?
Studies preferred over anecdotal evidence.