Marijuana

Facts about marijuana

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Marijuana is one of the drugs that a lot of people use.If people use marijuana on a regular bases they could have serious consequences. People that use marijuana before the age 18 will have to suffer many consequences.smoking marijuana can hurt your lungs, it also can kill yourself by smoking a lot and then driving and get into a accident, and than you can get lung cancer.`

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The amounts of chemicals in marijuana plants vary greatly. They differ depending on where the plant grows, the time of year, and even the time of day. That’s why plants grown in Mexico have so many more chemicals than those grown in the United States. That’s also why there are different qualities of marijuana; depending on where the plant was grown, it will affect you to a greater or lesser degree.

Marijuana contains more than four hundred different chemicals. However, only one chemical is responsible for the feeling you get from using marijuana. This chemical is called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC expands the blood vessels in the lungs and in the brain, letting more oxygen into the rest of the system. It lowers the blood pressure and speeds up the heart. Because of the lowered blood pressure, less blood flows into the brain. This is why you feel light-headed, or high. It’s something like hyperventilating.

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"Marijuana." Teen Health and Wellness. Rosen Publishing Group, Inc., 2015. Web. 19 Mar. 2015 <http://www.teenhealthandwellness.com/article/223/marijuana>