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Marijuana Christian Merheb
Anna Lowe
Robyn Bajraktari Marijuana Also known as: Category:
Marijuana can be categorized into 3 main groups due to its physical properties:
Stimulant: are psychoactive drugs which induce temporary improvements in either mental or physical function or both
Depressant: is a drug or endogenous compound that lowers or depresses arousal levels and reduces excitability
Hallucinogen: pharmacological agents that can cause subjective changes in perception, thought, emotion and consciousness. Affects There is an abundances of effects associated with Marijuana Use: Physical Effects: Emotional Effects: Rapid heart rate
Increased blood pressure
Increased rate of breathing
Red eyes
Dry Mouth
Increased appetite (munchies)
Slowed reaction time
Distorted sense of time
Magical or random thinking
Short term memory loss Calmness
Aggression Addictive Properties Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) This cannabinoid is present within Marijuana and creates pleasurable mood that can only be compared to the mood experienced while intoxicated. The pleasurable mood and feeling produced makes people want to keep having marijuana and they become dependent to it. Only 10% of all people who use marijuana become dependent Marijuana does not have sever withdrawal effects and it is not addictive. The only problem that occurs is that people become dependent to the drug. Affects on the Teen Brain The Affects of Marijuana on the teen brain is widely debated and multiple credible sources lean have contradictory responses. In a study by neuroscientists at University of California, They found that teens who consume "five or more drinks at least twice a week" show decreased levels of white matter and probable declines in memory, decision making and attention as they grow older.
In a study conducted by researchers in Duke University (Durham, North Carolina), It was found that Marijuana smokers between the ages of 13->38 lost an average of 8 IQ points. In Another Study: It was also stated: "The effect of persistent cannabis use on intellectual functioning is really confined to adolescents, (which) suggests that adolescents, in particular, are vulnerable to the effect of cannabis."
-Lead Author Madeline H. Meier Something Interesting to Think About Works Cited

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Walding, Aureau. "Addictive Properties of Marijuana." LIVESTRONG.COM. Livestrong, 26 Apr. 2011. Web. 02 Apr. 2013. Scooby Doo Shaggy:
-has a talking dog
-is always eating
-is afraid of everything
-is in love with a girl named Mary Jane
-Drives around in a hippy van
-His dogs name is Scooby DOOBIE Doo Works Cited
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