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Transcript of marijuana
Short term effects
Loss of motor cordination
increased heart rate
distorted perceptions (hallucinations)
trouble with thinking and problem solving
problems with memory and learning
slang names for the drug:
By: Mikala Richardson
How could people get addicred to marijuana?
They could be pressured into trying it which may then get them
even though people know drugs are illegal why do they still use them?
Because they are addicted to them.
Are there any social consequences of using this drug?
People may look down on you.
Long term effects of marijuana
Reduced resistance to illnesses
personality and mood changes
increase of abnormally structured cells in the body
inability to understand thing clearly
may be unable to get a wanted job
cannot join the military
may not be able to keep college loans
time in prison
People who become dependent on marijuana
often are less motivated and happy. Also
less satisfied with their life
This is what the
plant looks like
Marijuana can be smuggled from other places such as Mexico or Canada
or it can be grown domestically also you can get medical marijuana in
some places WITH A PRESCRIPTION ONLY.
<img src="http://www.drugabuse.gov/sites/default/files/styles/content_image_landscape/public/mjperceivedrisk.jpeg?itok=ZJkfIB7C" alt="Shows percent use against perceived risk from 1975 - 2012. Latest trends show increased use as perceived risk goes down. Marijuana use trending upwards to 36.4% with perceivd risk dropping to 19.6%"/>
over 94 million people have admitted to using
marijuana at least once
Next to alcohol marijuana is the second most common drug found in
drivers that were in a fatal automobile accident
avoiding peer pressure
Simply say no and stick with it
Play a sport
have something sweet
talk to friends
play with a pet
take a walk
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