The Negatives Effects of Marijuana on Teenager

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The Negatives Effects of Marijuana on Teenager
What is Marijuana? The marijuana affects the brain development on teenager. Also affect the function at school, work, and social life of the teenagers. The marijuana increases the risk of mental health issues. The sadistic show that the used of marijuana increase every years. Marijuana affects the teenager and also their families.
According to National Institute of Drug Abuse, Marijuana is a greenish-gray mixture of the dried, shredded leaves, stems, seeds, and flowers of Cannabis sativa—the hemp plant. The marijuana is often called pot, grass, reefer, weed, herb, Mary Jane, or MJ. Most users smoke marijuana in hand-rolled cigarettes called joints, among other names; some use pipes or water
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This statistic showing that the used of marihuana is increase every years. This affect the teenager in school, because affect the memory, cannot concentrate, this will end on poor performing, dropping out without graduation. Most of the teenager that used marijuana their parent not has idea what going with their young. Also this will be affecting their relation with their families, some come aggressive or depress. According to National Institute of Drug Abuse, students who smoke marijuana tend to get lower grades and are more likely to drop out of high school. In United State the teenager start work since of age fifteen in some place, but several studies have linked workers' marijuana smoking with increased absences, tardiness, accidents, and job turnover. ("What is marijuana? | National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)", 2012).
This graphic showing the up and downs of used the marijuana by 12 graders. As is showing on the graphic the marijuana use on young going increase. ("Drug Facts: High School and Youth Trends | National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)", n.d., p. xx-xx) The marijuana not only affect the brain and performer, also increase the risk on mental illness. The marijuana is related with mental health problems such as psychosis, depression or anxiety. The psychosis is severe mental disorders that cause abnormal thinking and perceptions. ("Psychotic Disorders: MedlinePlus", n.d.). Psychosis is one of most common
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