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Jennifer Palma

24 July 2014

Health 102

Coach Hoover

It's all fun and games till someone gets addicted

Hard drugs such as marijuana, meth, or heroin carry serious health risks. Marijuana is the most commonly used illegal drug in the world. Crystal meth is used by individuals of all ages but is most commonly used as a "club drug", taken while partying in nightclubs or at rave parties. Heroin is a highly addictive drug, illegal drug; it is used by millions of addicts around the world who are unable to overcome the urge to continue taking this drug everyday of their lives. In the everyday life people get more and more addicted to drugs.

Marijuana is the most commonly used illegal drug in the world. There was a survey done in the year of 2007, they found that 14.4 million people in the US alone had smoked marijuana at least once during the pervious month.

Marijuana is a mixture of dried out leaves, stems, flowers and seeds of the Indian hemp plant. Marijuana has many names on the streets; people call it as ganja, Mary Jane, pot, weed and hemp. Besides marijuana there is hashish, which is related form of the Indian hemp plant. Hashish is tan, brown or black resin that is dried and pressed into bars, sticks or balls. It is six times stronger then marijuana its self. The chemical is marijuana is that creates this distortion is known as THC. The percentage of the THC has increased in recent years. The active ingredient in marijuana, THC, remains in the body for weeks or longer. Marijuana is usually smoked like a cigarette called a joint, but may also be smoked in pipe. It is also mixed with food and eaten or brewed as tea. Sometimes...