Marajuana: Effects and After Effects


One of the most common illegal drug in the United States is marijuana.
There are mixed views about this drug, some people want it legalized, other
people don\'t. In this essay, I hope to display the facts about this illegal
narcotic, and explain many vie
Marijuana has many different names such as "kif" in Morocco, "doggo" in
South Africa and "gangi" in India. There are many slang terms for this type of
drug such as "grass," "pot," "weed," "reefer," "mj," "boo," "broccoli," "ace\'\',
"joint," "Colombian"
Tetrahydrocnnabinal(THC) was not found until the mid 1960\'s. Marijuana
can be used medically or for an intoxicant. Doctors prescribe it to relieve pain
for people in chemotherapy, or with other diseases.
During the 1960\'s and 1970\'s mainly teenagers used marijuana. In the
1970\'s 11% said they used it daily, but recently, only about 5% use it daily. In
1975, 27% of people said they used it that previous month, and in 1978, that
figure grew to 39%, but dr
Rapid, loud talking and bursts of laughter are in the early stages of
intoxication and sleepy or stuporous is in the later stages. Forgetfulness in
conversation, inflammation in the whites of the eyes and the pupils unlikely to
be dilated are in the la
It is still undetermined whether light doses of marijuana has long term
effect. Some short term effects are; it causes a higher heart rate, reddened
eyes, clumsiness, and blunt reflexes.
The physical effects of marijuana use, particularly on developing
adolescents, can be acute. The emotional development of adolescent users may be
interrupted. Scientists feel heavy doses during adolescent damages emotional and
intellectual development a ne system. Marijuana use has an adverse effect on the
social relationships of the user due to severe mood swings and a lack of
interest. Marijuana use also causes a motivational syndrome. This means that the
user will lose interest in activities and lose
Researchers believe that marijuana blocks the messages going to your
brain and alters your perceptions and emotions, vision, hearing, and
coordination. A recent study of 1,023 trauma patients admitted to a shock trauma
unit found that one-third had marij proven to have adverse effects on the female
reproductive system. Marijuana and aging affect the brain in very similar ways.
This places the long-time user in high risk for serious and premature memory
disorders. Marijuana and aging affect the brain in ve
If marijuana use is abruptly stopped, certain withdrawal symptoms will
be experienced: nausea, insomnia, irritability, and/or anxiety.
The 1993 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse reports that: 33.7% of
those surveyed admitted to having tried marijuana at some point in their
lifetime, 9% admitted to having used marijuana during the past year, 4.3% used
the drug in the past month, an
I have displayed the different effects and statistics about this drug,
and what its used for. Many people think it should be legalized, many people
don\'t. We all have our different views, and insights about this topic, and I
hope someday, we will agree

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