Persuasive Essay : The Use Of Marijuana

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Did you know, you have to smoke more than 15,000 joints in less than 20 minutes to overdose on marijuana? That’s also physically impossible.
Today, more than 1 in 3 people have tried the substance marijuana. People who try it might think smoking marijuana is cool. They might try it without knowing what it is or what affects is has on you. From pain relief to stimulating the appetites of patients on chemotherapy, marijuana seems to have plenty going for it as a medicine and also an illegal substance. Once someone smokes it for the first time, they might keep doing it again and again and they could get hooked on it for life. People who use marijuana usually never use any other type of illegal drugs, but more 7,500 get arrested for using …show more content…

No matter how it gets into your system, it affects almost every organ in your bod. When you smoke pot, your body absorbs the THC right away and goes straight to your blood stream. When smoking It in a cigar form, not only are you smoking the weed part, you’re also smoking the harmful Tabaco ingredients in the cigar. Tobacco smoke is made up of thousands of chemicals, including at least 70 known to cause cancer. These cancer causing chemicals are referred to as carcinogens. Some of those ingredients include; nicotine, Ammonia, Arsenic, Benzene, Carbon monoxide, Formaldehyde, Hydrogen cyanide, Lead, Nitrosamines, Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and Radioactive elements, such as uranium. When consuming it through a food or beverage, it may take much longer for your body to absorb THC, because it has to break down in your stomach before it enters your bloodstream. Your body may feel different right after you smoke but it takes close to 45 minutes to kick in if you eat it.The effect of marijuana usually stop after 3 or 4 hours. Smoking weed can increase your heart rate and blood sugar by as much as two times for up to 3 hours. That’s why some people have a heart attack right after they use marijuana. It can increase bleeding, and effect your blood pressure ,too. Some other physical effects of marijuana are; Dizziness, Dry mouth, Increased appetite, Red eyes,

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