By: Ally Hobbs and Gabi Ospelt
How is marijuana abused?
Marijuana is commonly smoked using pipes, bongs, hand-rolled cigarettes called "joints". Sometimes it is combined with tobacco in partially hollowed out cigarettes or cigars. It can also be brewed as a tea or mixed with foods.
How does marijuana effect the brain?
Most of the cannabis receptors are found in parts of the brain that influence pleasure, memory, thinking, concentration, sensory and time perception and coordination movement.
What are other effects of marijuana?
Effects on school and social life: reduced school performance, impaired driving, potential gateway to other drugs
Can you get addicted?
some withdrawal symptoms could be: irritability, sleeplessness, lack of appetite, weight loss, anxiety, and/or drug cravings
Can you die from usage?
Also, due to effects on judgement, perception and coordination people can injure themselves more easily.
How many teens abuse this drug?
11.8% of 8th graders have used this drug.
25.4% of 10th graders have used this drug.
34.9% of 12th graders have used this drug.