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Riley Knapp

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Transcript of Marijuana

General Information about Marijuana THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) is the main psychoactive chemical. However, it is not the only chemical, there are over 400 chemicals in marijuana. Cannabis Sativa Emotional Health Distortion Bibliography http://teens.drugabuse.gov/drug-facts/marijuana Marijuana Difficulty with thinking, problem solving, learning and memory Anxiety Exaggeration of thoughts and depression Disinterest There are a ridiculous amount of slang terms for marijuana, and they vary greatly from city to city, but a few of the more common ones are: Become uninterested in things once enjoyed. In the month before NIDA's 2012 Monitoring the Future study, according to the survey ... 6.5 percent of 8th graders, 17.0 percent of 10th graders, and 22.9 percent of 12th graders reported that they had used marijuana within the past month “pot,” “grass,” “herb,” “weed,” “Mary Jane,” “reefer,” “skunk,” “boom,” “gangster,” “kif,” “chronic,” and “ganja.” 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (USA) http://www.teenhealthandwellness.com/article/223/marijuana 22.6 million Americans aged 12 or older were current users of illegal drugs 77% of those 22.6 million (17.4 million) had used marijuana In addition to that, 36 percent had smoked it within the past year, and 46 percent had smoked it in their lifetime. Also, almost 7 percent of seniors admitted to using marijuana on a daily basis Marijuana is the most commonly used illegal drug in the USA, and Canada One common thing said about marijuana as a reason to use it is that it will help you relax Marijuana Being knocked unconscious by a baseball bat on the head Muscle relaxation
Heart rate slowed
Temporarily unaware of your problems There are many other BETTER ways to relax, such as deep breathing, exercise, talking to friends, petting an animal, meditation, yoga... Another reason for smoking marijuana that is not very well thought out is that it will make you happy http://www.cdc.gov/features/dsdepression/ Your parents, team coaches, teachers, other relatives that you are close to will be disappointed in you. If you are caught, you will be suspended or expelled from school. Your parents could get sent to jail if drugs are found in your house. Not everybody likes being high Some people get scared and have panic attacks, some become extremely paranoid, and people with active minds hate the fact that they can't think as fast after smoking marijuana. The most common ways of smoking the drug are: in a pipe
in a water-filtered tube (a bong)
rolled into a cigarette Chapkis, Wendy and Richard Webb. 2008. Dying to Get High: Marijuana as Medicine. New York, NY: New York University Press. Canada was the first country in the world to legalize medical marijuana, in 2003 Physical Health Impacts Immune system Brain Cardiorespiratory System Next Weeks Debate Should marijuana be legalized for medical purposes? Information supporting or refuting topic. Facts. Data. Pros Cons Evidence
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