Drugs have infiltrated our cities, our towns and our lives. Though a small percentage of people
use drugs, they do attempt to spread their plague among others. But, how dangerous are these mind
suppressors? Do they kill like the statistics show, or is it a coverup to stop people from having a good
time? Even in Franklin County, there are drugs. How bad is the problem? It is worse then most
people think, but what can we do about it? Can we do anything about it?
Marijuana is the drug of choice among most addicts. It is provided cheap
and is easily available. Overdosing it on this
drug is not possible, or at least dying of an
overdose, thus making it seem safe. The high is described as a rush of
calmness and relaxation. People under the influence feel relaxed and as if
their problems are gone. The most common method of
doing this drug is smoking it.
The leafy plant is dried and
smoked in a joint, or a rolled cigarette with a paper mouth piece. It can also be
smoked in a bong, or pipe. Another method is eating the leaves of the plant.
They must be cooked in some sort of fat. Marijuana is fat soluble, and for
the reason, must be cooked in butter, lard, milk, or other substance. A new
method is being
marijuana under a flame without burning it. It is nearly the same as smoking it, but there is no smoke,
which may limit the chance of lung cancer. Yet is this drug safe? No. The
short term effects, besides the calmness are the following: temporary memory
loss, rapid heart beat, and dizziness. The
long term effects include the
following: Lung cancer, heart
immune system disorders.