Whether for medicinal purposes or recreational use, marijuana has become a regular part of many people’s lives. The question that arises most often among professional voice users is whether or not marijuana use affects the voice.
Even a single use of marijuana can cause laryngitis, an irritation of the vocal cords and larynx. Unfortunately, irritation does not always stop professional voice users and further stress on the voice leads to progressive vocal damage.
Los Angeles laryngologist Reena Gupta, MD, discusses the effects of marijuana on the voice and the importance of appropriate evaluation and treatment.