Marijuana Has A Negative Effect On Your Health

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I believe that cannabis has a negative effect on your health. Now I’m fully aware that a portion of the world’s population truly believe that cannabis is nothing more than a harmless drug that is used for nothing more than recreational use and will not have any long-term effects on your health, but I want you to ponder on the thought of my statement and why I might believe that cannabis has a negative effect on your health. First what is cannabis? according to drugs.com cannabis also known as “Cannabis sativa, is a species of the Cannabaceae family plants” and “contains the chemical compound THC (delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol), which is believed to be responsible for most of the characteristics psychoactive effects of cannabis.” Furthermore, what is health? according to Merriam-Webster health is “the condition of being well or free from disease”. Now if you just read the two definitions of cannabis and health you can see why someone would want to further research this issue just based on the wording alone, in the definition cannabis is says the plant can cause psychoactive effects and in the definition of health it states free from disease but if one is using cannabis that can cause these effects it would be impossible to truly be free from disease which lies the major problem and gets to the root of my thought process and why I believe that cannabis has a negative effect on your health. To elaborate more on the factors that contributed to me believing that cannabis has a
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