Marijuana

Austin McCullough

What is it?

Marijuana is an illegal drug that consists of dried stems, leaves, and flowers of the Cannabis Saliva plant. It is taken into the body by smoking. Blunts, Joints, and Bongs are all different ways in which to smoke the drug.

Other names

  • Pot
  • Grass
  • Herb
  • Weed
  • Mary Jane
  • Reefer
  • Skunk
  • Boom
  • Gangster
  • Kif

Short Term Effects on the Body

  • Heart Beat may increase by 20-50 beats per minute
  • Kills Brain Cells
  • Dizziness
  • Redness of Eyes
  • Sleepiness
  • Increase of Appetite
  • Loss of Coordination
  • Anxiety
  • Panic
  • Increased Emotions

Long Term Effects on the Body

  • Psycotic Symptoms
  • Lung Damage
  • Heart Damage
  • Symptoms of Coughing and Wheezing
  • Reduced ability to figh illness
  • Growth Disorders
  • Increase of Abnormal cells
  • Reduced Learning Ability
  • Personality changes
  • Inability to understand things clearly

Signs of Abuse

  • Rapid loud talking
  • Lack of concentration
  • Forgetfulness
  • Lack of Coordination
  • Increased appetite
  • Craving for Sweets
  • Odor similar to burnt rope
  • Inflammation in whites of eyes
  • Forgetfulness in conversation

Dependence

  • Loss of sleep
  • Depression
  • Desire to stop taking marijuana
  • Giving up activities for marijuana
  • Using marijuana when it is known to cause problems
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