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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Marijuana, is a drug from the Cannabis plant that is intended for medical or recreational use. The main part of cannabis and what makes it so dangerous is THC one of the many known chemicals in the plant. Cannabis can be used in many ways including smoking, ingestion through food, or as an extract. My name is Timur Krapivin and I was caught being under the influence of drugs on school grounds. The specific drug that I was caught with was marijuana in the form of an edible. A weed brownie is one of the many forms that marijuana comes in. I regret everything that I did and now know that my decision was very wrong and could have harmed the ones I cared about the most. The substance Abuse Intervention Program really helped me realize how dumb I was for taking this drug. I put my friends and family in danger because it was my first time and I didnt know what was going to happen or how my body would react to it. The main reason for why I did this drug is because I was curious and wanted to try something new. I know now that this decisions was very irresponsible and dumb. I will definitely think before I act now and use the problem solving skills that I learned in the class. I will make better decisions in the future because I want to be able to reach my goals and have a successful life. I can't do these things by wasting my life on drugs. Marijuana is a very dangerous drug, it affects our community in many ways, and has a long history behind it.
Marijuana use is on the rise, especially among teenagers and young adults. With the recent laws passed in eight states about legalizing medical marijuana , many stand divided when it comes to this never ending debate, but I firmly believe that this miracle working drug should be legalized throughout the United States.
Marijuana is a good source of fiber and has been used for decades. Marijuana was first used in China as a medical treatment. It was used in North America for fiber. Marijuana was legal for medical uses from 1860 until 1942. It is known as a gateway drug. Many people believe that “marijuana is a powerful addictive drug that would lead users into narcotics” (“infoplease”). It is a proven fact that marijuana is a physical addiction not a mental addiction. Many people believe that marijuana leads
Marijuana can be smoked, mixed into foods or inhaled with a vaporizer. Smoking pot causes THC to be absorbed into your body immediately. Eating or drinking it takes much longer, since your body needs to break it down before it enters your bloodstream (Web MD).
Possibility of addiction is only one of the disadvantages on Marijuana. There are short-term and long-term effects from the use of the drug. The most common short-term effects include paranoia, difficulty with concentration, anxiety, fatigue, and hallucinations. “If you’re not around good people, you will end up having a bad experience and be very paranoid and anxious.” (Daily User One, 2017) This person said that the people you are around and your surroundings in general can also alter how you react to the THC in your system. Other short-term effects that are more dangerous include increased heart rate (which is particularly dangerous to people with heart disease), decreased blood pressure, and damaged blood vessels caused by the smoke. The long-term effects include memory loss, IQ level (due to blood cell lose from smoking), decreased motivation, and ability
In a few states including Maine has passed a law making the use of recreational marijuana acceptable. Although marijuana is legal in Maine the use of marijuana is still federally illegal. There already seems like there could be trouble, right? Well this is only one of many problems resulting from the “Yes” vote for the marijuana referendum. Police are servilely impacted when something is legal from a state law but the federal government say it is still not acceptable.
Recreational marijuana is illegal in the majority of the United States of America. Everyday 45 seconds, there is a marijuana related arrest in America. Imagine a hard working father of two, who in his free time goes to the bar with his buddies and gets drunk on the weekends. No problem, right? Well what about a hard working father of two that goes to smoke marijuana with his buddies on the weekends. Now we have a problem. He could be potentially arrested and taken away from his job, and most importantly, taken away from his kids. This is important because these arrests should not be happening to these innocent Americans because marijuana should be legal to own and consume. Recreational marijuana should be legal in the United States of America.
In out society drugs are considered to be addictive and lethal. People tend to abuse drugs regardless of their side effects. In many cases government agencies regulate their use. Also there are drugs that are illegal to use, produce and sale. One of those illegal drugs is marijuana. For thousands of years, marijuana has been used to treat a wide variety of sickness. It became illegal in 1937 under The Marijuana Stamp Tax Act. This act prohibits the use, sale and growing of marijuana. It was made illegal because no one understood why smoking marijuana made people feel the way they did and because appropriate researches had not been conducted about it. Though marijuana remains illegal
The conflict between individual freedom and public safety seems to be a problem throughout society. However I agree with individual freedom. The choices that we will commit will be for our own benefit and for our own desire.
The topic of drugs can be a dismal one. We have the opioid crisis, antibiotics creating superbugs and the worry over whether or not the world will have enough rainforests in the future to create more medicines. In the news it seems drugs are no good. While this appears to be a dark cloud of gloom and doom, marijuana is the silver lining. That is why I support the legalization of marijuana.
If you smoke marijuana will it be good―by good, meaning is it really healthy for your life? There are lots of people out there that seeks in different factors to face challenges and those obstacles that they overcome may be from the risk of effort, like smoking marijuana for pleasant or to feel a sense of relaxation after a long day. Marijuana is a type a drug from a cannabis plant that are for medical used (AKA weed). It is use to treat multiple sclerosis, cancer chemotherapy, disorders, crohn's disease, and many more reasons to why doctors would prescribe this drug to the victim. It contains THC chemical that is responsible for an euphoric high and also for marijuana’s psychological effects. Thus, it is why many people love to smoke it, to feel high. So that way it will benefit their mental state positively and bring a good health for themselves. However, many other people believe that smoking marijuana kills people’s health, and that can ruin people’s life forever. For those who starts at a very young age to adult years that has done illicit drug use.
Medicinal marijuana has been legalized in 24 states, and many more states have brought the issue to the ballots. The 24 states that have legalized marijuana for medicinal purposes are Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington (“23 Legal”). In recent years, medical marijuana has been a hot topic in the United States. On a federal level, medical marijuana is still classified as a Schedule I drug and is illegal even in medical trials; however, on a state level, the issue of marijuana is not so clear cut. Many people from both sides of the political sphere have weighed in on the issue, and it is clear that this is not something that will be going away anytime in the near future. Legalizing
Wake up America, medical marijuana must be legalized. Medical marijuana should be legalized for its ability to treat epilepsy, its ability to help fight cancer, and its ability to help fight many diseases and symptoms. I truly believe that legalizing medical marijuana will benefit those patients once thought untreatable and left without hope. This may seem like a radical new idea, but is not that what our country was founded on? The idea of marijuana used as a treatment must be seriously considered and not just thrown out as many have already done.
When you hear the word ‘drug’ you would imagine a drug like cocaine. Well marijuana has been misconstrued as a dangerous or fatal drug. From Barber’s “drug and Society” John Clausen has pointed out, “The term ‘drug’ refers to a wide variety of chemical substances consumed by man, and not merely to narcotics or dangerous drugs.” (Barber, 1967) One universal fact
Have you ever thought about drugs like marijuana and the history or impact it can cause on your life? Many people do not think about these things when it comes to taking drugs. They just like to take drugs for fun and usually don’t care what happens. Well many people don’t know a lot about marijuana. There are a lot of things you should know before taking any type of drug like marijuana.