Essay on Up in Smoke: Effects of Maijuana

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Up In Smoke Marijuana has been around as long as 2700 B.C. There is evidence that the Chinese used the drug for treatment of rheumatism, malaria, and absent-mindedness, among other things. The Spanish brought marijuana to America in the 1500’s, and the English brought it to Jamestown in 1611. After the English bought the crop over, it was considered a principle crop. They primarily started growing the crop for the use of hemp rope. The English were uncertain of the hallucinogenic properties the crop produced when first brought to America. The recreational use for marijuana has been on the rise since the early 1900’s in America. The botanical name for marijuana is Cannabis. The cannabis is the plant that is used in order to form…show more content…
During these searches people under the influence of marijuana have experienced trouble determining what is real and what is not. They experience delusion and hear voices that are truly not there. These symptoms are rare, but do happen after someone smokes more marijuana than they would normally consume. Research shows that most people who experience these symptoms are those who are of adolescent age instead of adulthood. There is studies that prove that someone who is already susceptible for developing the mental illness, will have more of a risk of getting the disorder. This is a risk you take by using the drug recreationally. (National Institute on Drug Abuse, July 2012) What is the affects marijuana has on the brain? Over the years there has been positive and negative affects shown of how marijuana use can affect your brain. Marijuana has been shown to be helpful to the treatment of patients with Aids, cancer, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, and chronic pain. However, research has confirmed that marijuana has harmful affects on the brain and the central nervous system. The prolonged use of marijuana has been shown to hinder the memory and movement of a person’s brain. Marijuana use invades the central nervous system by attaching to the brains neuron. It inhibits the mechanism of normal communication between the overall conductivity of the nervous system. When someone is under the influence of

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