Marajuana: effects and after affects

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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...