Basics on Marijuana

According to researches, one third of the population of America has taken part in using marijuana. What makes this drug so addicting that it became one of the top illegal drugs today. It is also known outside the house as pot, weed, boom, Mary Jane, cannabis sativa and much more. What exactly is marijuana? Marijuana is a mind-damaging drug that is made up of a combination of the different parts of the hemp plant known as Cannabis sativa. Parts such as the leaves, stems, and flowers are dried first and then mixed to create an addictive drug. The primary active component of marijuana is Delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol or also known as THC. This component is the main reason why marijuana is so addicting when smoked. Another question is how do you take the drug? The most normal way to take this drug is by smoking it. Drug users will usually make a joint using a rolled cigar and then putting it into a clear cigar shell and then smoking it in a bong. However, some drug users mix it with their food such as in brownies or cakes and even combine it with tea. If you’ve been smoking for the past years or is planning on using the drug, the question of what harmful effects can marijuana bring to your health must be opened. Although people see the drug as something that improves their mood and makes them less tense, the drug can produce a lot of harmful effects especially on the person’s behavioral and psychological patterns. The effects mainly depend on the amount of THC that is inside your body. Some people using the drug has been reported to experience hallucinations, paranoia and euphoria. This drug can also cause health threats such as mouth dryness, swelling of the eyelids, loss of balance and coordination, and a fast paced heart rate. Moreover, there are also short term and long term health risks that may be associated with the use of marijuana. Some short term risks are; memory damage, inability to concentrate, short attention span, ineffective driving skills and difficulty in acquiring knowledge. Some long term risks involved are difficulty in breathing, increased risk to lung infections, short-term memory loss, and improved danger in acquiring different kinds of cancer. This is why marijuana is strongly prohibited to be used and sold in the United States and in other parts of the world.

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  1. “What makes this drug so addicting that it became one of the top illegal drugs today.” Firstly, “addictive” is the correct term, how can you run a website and not use correct grammar and spelling, from the moment I started reading I knew you had no idea what your talking about. Secondly the amount of a drug and it’s availability in a particular community does not effect how ADDICTIVE it is. Physical addiction physiological phenomena, linked to certain chemicals. THC is not physically addictive. People with a Cannabis habit have this purely due to being fond of it’s effects, and want to feel these regularly. COFFEE is more addictive than Cannabis as caffeine is a physically addictive drug, after a period of regular use the body starts to depend on it to get up and function on a day to day basis. You have obviously never tried Cannabis, your just a highly reserved, narrow minded ignorant American who has nothing better to do than rant on about a drug which you know nothing about. Why not campaign against methamphetamine, or heroin instead of something which causes little issue comparatively. Or even alcohol for that matter. “This drug can also cause health threats such as mouth dryness, swelling of the eyelids, loss of balance and coordination, and a fast paced heart rate.” Are you serious? Hahahahaha, how can having a dry mouth endanger someones health. I get a dry mouth from eating too much popcorn… BAN THE POPCORN. The same deal with swelling eyelids, you idiot. It actually causes your eyes to become bloodshot, not swell, and even if eyelids do swell, how can this endanger someones well being. Alcohol definitely causes swollen lazy eyes, make it illegal? Loss of co-ordination is far less than the loss due to drinking. It’s the same deal, don’t drink and drive, don’t smoke and drive. It does not increase your heart rate, marijuana is a depressant, not a stimulant. It calms the body, and if anything slightly slows the heart. I like how you keyed the term “in the United States, and in other parts of the world.”, it just goes to show how the almighty america is in the extreme forefront of your mind and the rest of the world is pushed to the side. You probably know nothing which goes on outside your city in Northern Nevada or wherever the f*ck you live. I hope next time you try to create an anti-anything website you either do some serious research and include peer reviewed scientific reports (plus fix up your grammar), or pay someone a lot less ignorant and hollow minded.

  2. Wow! What a bunch of B.S. Whoever wrote this drivel certainly knows absolutely Nothing about cannabis, how it’s cured, used, nor the actual physical effects on a person using it.

    Articles by know-nothing authors like this are mystifying to someone who is actually informed of all of the facts and not myths. It would be funny if there weren’t so many dumbasses that believe that crap…..

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