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nicole wallin

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Transcript of Marijuana

Marijuana Marijuana comes from the cannabis plant. Marijuana
refers to any number of preparations of the Cannabis
plant intended for use as a psychoactive drug. The most
common form of cannabis used as a drug is the dried herbal form. Some of the more immediate effects of cannabis use may include:
-a feeling of euphoria
-a loss of concentration
-a feeling of confidence
-wanting to eat more
-red eyes
-wanting to talk and/or laugh more than usual
-losing balance and coordination
-feelings of anxiety or paranoia Cannabis is a Depressant drug. Depressants affect the central nervous
system by slowing down the messages going between the brain and the body.

Cannabis is Decriminalized for personal use in small amounts in the Australian Capital Territory, South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory. It is a criminal offence in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and Tasmania. Enforcement varies from state to state. Alternatives to Cannabis:
Legalised Drugs (e.g. caffeine)
Exercise (endorphins)
Do fun activities with friends and getting a natural high Some of the long-term effects include:
-Lung problems (eg chronic bronchitis, lung cancer)
-Difficulties with memory and attention
-Development of dependence on the drug
-Increased risk of mental health problems
Cannabis has been used medicinally for many centuries. There is evidence to suggest it is useful in providing relief from nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy, severe weight loss, pain, glaucoma, epilepsy and asthma.
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