Medical Marijuana Buds on Black BackgroundIf you use marijuana for recreational or medicinal purposes you need to balance marijuana use to help prevent hypertension; high blood pressure. When you smoke you are inhaling CO2 (carbon dioxide) which can interact with the water in your lungs to produce carbonic acid. To smoke marijuana responsibly you need to balance the acid which is produced from smoking. You balance acid in the body by eating more fruits and vegetables, supplementing with magnesium, Epsom salt baths and being well hydrated, can help reduce acid in your body, to help reduce hypertension. It is really about using marijuana responsibly and balancing the acid it produces in the body.