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Transcript of Marijuana
Marijuana is the most widely used illegal drug. It's a combination of the dried leaves and flowers of the hemp plant.
Marijuana is a mind-altering drug and is considered a hallucinogen drug if you take it in large amounts.
The main active chemical in Marijuana is THC.
When THC is smoked it goes through the lungs into the blood stream which goes through the brain.
THC connects with a certain type of nerve cell which can affect coordination,thought, memory and concentration.
How is it Used?
Smoked in cigarettes
Water Filtered Tube
or some people mix it with Food or brew it in their tea
How long does it stay in your body?
Marijuana can make the drug stay in your body for up to 13 days.
Marijuana stays in the body for a long period of time and it depends on how often the user smokes it.
After you inhale Marijuana the chemicals are distributed throughout the body.
Long Term Effects
Changes in the brain
Changes with the blood pressure
Rapid Heart Beat
Short Term Effects
Difficulty in thinking
Problems with memory
Problems with learning
Loss of coordination
Why Do People "give in" Peer Pressure?
Some kids give in peer pressure because they want to be liked to fit in, or they worry that everyone at school is going to make fun of them.
Others go along because they want to try something new that others are doing.
History Of Marijuana
Cannabis Sativa is an old plant with a long history.
Sativa comes from a Latin word which means "sown" or "cultivated"
Cannabis Sativa was cultivated by many humans
It was grown for its strength as a fiber and it's used for medical purposes
About 10,000 B.C the Chinese also relied on the Hemp Plant for war fare
Due to it's strength the Chinese archers made bow strings from the Hemp plant
In the Chinese culture it was the first war crop
Why Do People Take It?
They want to try new things
It makes them feel relaxed
They think that taking Marijuana is the solution to their problems
People think Marijuana will help them "fit in"
Be more popular
It makes them stay active
Peers influence your life. You learn from them and they learn from you. Sometimes your peers influence you in a positive way and sometimes in a negative way.
You might have a friend who has really good grades and you might me influenced by him or her.
You might have a friend who is missing school and you might want to join them to fit-in.
Why You Should Not Take Marijuana?
What is Peer Pressure?
It's tough to say "no" to peer pressure, but you can do it. You should pay attention to your own feelings and know what is right and wrong. Inner strength and self-confidence can also help you.
You've probably had a parent or teacher advise you to choose your friends wisely. Peer pressure is a big reason why they say this. If you choose the right friend who does not use drugs or smokes then you would have a better chance not to. If you choose the 'wrong' friend who uses drugs, smokes and lies to their parents then you would a chance to do the same because you would be always with them.
Positive and Negative
The only thing that is positive about marijuana is that there is a chance that you could get cured from cancer using marijuana
Marijuana could also lead you to the point where you cant even realize the good things you are doing and the bad things
If you are really addicted to marijuana and if you have to keep on buying it which could lead you to putting alot of your savings into waste.
Marijuana can consistently give you headaches and anxiety
To conclude this presentation
To this question there is only one answer "NO!"
You should not take Marijuana because first of all it's not good for you and you will definitely have lot of long-term effects of using this drug
When people use Marijuana they do not know what's going to happen next
Where Can You Get Help?
The best thing to do is to get help from an adult or your parent. Sometimes people are uncomfortable to talk about this issue but if you know someone who is gone through this problem you could ask them for help.
You can also go to your doctor and get treatment or you can go to classes where they discuss your feelings and how to get rid of the situation.
How Does Marijuana Affect Your Family
When users use Marijuana they do not realize how they are impacting their family.
Marijuana can impact your family in different ways. It can affect them financially, mentally and physically.
Marijuana can have a devastating effect financially to everyone in the house
The amount of money that was spent on the drug can be significant
That amount of money that was used could have been going to other things such as groceries, bills, household expenses
If someone was caught they would have to face a serious jail time or would have to pay a lot of money
This could lead to financial problems
Marijuana can also impact your family mentally.
You can have brain fog, decreased problem-solving abilities and coordination problems.
Marijuana can often affect you physically
The main chemical THC is what causes physical symptoms right after you have smoked it
This can make the family more detached due to being ill from smoking marijuana
If a Friend asks to go eat some Weed say "NO"
Come up with a backup idea never leave a refusal hanging. Example " Instead of Smoking Weed why not we go to the Movies
Start going to the back-up idea and divert attention. For Example "I'm going to the movies right now are you coming with me?"
Tell them that you do not want to, and that real friends do not pressure you to do negative things. For Example "I said no. Real friends do not pressure their friends to do things that they don't feel comfortable with or do not want to be engaged in."
How To Say No
Marijuana is the most dangerous drug on Earth
It separates families apart and ruins your entire life.
It has alot of serious effects on any who is using Marijuana
Marijuana can change your life from something good to something bad
Marijuana is not the solution to living a good and a happy life
How To Walk Away From Peer Pressure?
These are some diagrams that show how many people take Marijuana on a monthly basis