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Effects of marijuana on football players

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jarrett hamilton

on 18 September 2012

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By: Jarrett Hamilton Effects of marijuana on football players Effects •The short term effects of marijuana include distorted perception, loss of coordination, anxiety, increased heart rate, and problems with memory and learning. All of the side effects are temporary in nature. Marijuana users may also experience dry mouth and throat when used in the short-term. Marijuana -There are many names for marijuana. A few are weed, pot, grass, dope, Mary Jane, boom, and hot stick. -oboma.net
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http://www.counselingseattle.com/drugs/marijuana.htm Positive effects of marijuana The positive effects from marijuana were being feeling relaxed, feeling happy, getting munchies (could also be considered negative), increased enjoyment of music and art, more appreciation of the surroundings, forgetting cares and worries, better imagination and visualization, increased creativity and feelings of excitement. Effects on the body -This is a marijuana plant leaf. -The scientific name for marijuana is
Cannabis sativa. -THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is the actual drug in marijuana. THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) may change the way in which your senses get into and are processed by the part of the brain (hippocampus) that is crucial for learning, memory, and the combination of senses and emotions. Should marijuana be used by football players? -Marijuana is often prescribed by doctors as a pain killer and football players use lots of pain killers. So if marijuana would help I believe they should be able to use it , but only if prescribed by a doctor. A person who smokes marijuana regularly may have many of the same breathing problems that tobacco smokers have such as daily cough, symptoms of bronchitis, and more chest colds. Continuing to smoke marijuana can lead to unusual functioning of lung tissue injured or destroyed by marijuana smoke. •Since marijuana may affect temporary decision-making and judgment, its long term use can lead to risky behavior.
-A recent study provides evidence that consistant use of the drug has a big effect on how the brain works through the decision-making process. -If you smoke marijuana it could effect
your memory, and in football your memory
is a vital part of playing football.
-For example if the coach calls a certian play you have to remember what that play
is and what you are supposed to do.
-You could even forget which team you are on. MEMORY -Marijuana often effects your balance. Balance plays an important part in the game of football. If you are off balance you could fall, not block well, miss a catch or many other things. BALANCE -http://blognator.com/positive-and-witty-pen-sketches/
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