Increase in the Illegal Use of Marijuana

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One issue that only seems to be getting worse and worse is the illegal use of marijuana. Marijuana comes from a naturally grown plant called cannabis sativa that you can dry out and smoke. More and more kids are smoking and eating this dried up plant to obtain the euphoric feeling marijuana gives you. Marijuana has been around for thousands of years but the strength and concentration of the THC (the main cannabinoid in marijuana responsible for the high feeling) has been increasing at a very fast pace. THC is the main psychoactive ingredient out of about 400. With the help of science and advancing technology, marijuana growers have been able to use chemicals, fertilizers, and other techniques to increase THC levels. The main problem with weed is that people are starting to think that it has no negative effects on your health. A recent survey suggested that 60% of seniors think marijuana is not harmful. However, this is far from the truth. Marijuana is harmful to not only your body, but your brain. In my favorite tv show “The Office”, theres is an episode where they found a marijuana cigarette on the premise and try to find out who did it. When being accused of using the drug, Jim, says “ marijuana is a memory loss drug.” He is absolutely right. Marijuana directly affects the cerebral cortex which is what you need for your memory, concentration, and motivation. THC, the main component of Marijuana, has chemical

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