A new city health bulletin is urging heavy marijuana users to quit their habit, asking “is it holding you back?”
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is behind the campaign, which is being promoted as a “featured publication” on the Website.
The brochure reminds users that marijuana use is illegal and can contribute to health problems, including lung damage.
The anti-pot pamphlet also says that heavy marijuana use can cause loss of energy and motivation. Heavy users may have "a hard time meeting responsibilities or getting things done, waking up in the morning; getting to work or school on time; finishing projects and completing plans, the pamphlet says.
Depression, memory problem and inter-personal relationship issues can also result from frequent pot use, the brochure says.
It urges readers to seek help through a counselor, a 12-step program or through resources offered by the health department.