Drugs are bad for you

Marijuana

What is Marijuana?

Marijuana is a drug present in the Cannabis sativa plant which contains hundreds of different chemicals. It has mind altering effects ranging from relaxation and slowed thinking to panic attacks and memory impairment. Marijuana is one of the most commonly used recreational drugs and is consumed via smoking or mixed into food. The drug can cause serious health problems related to smoking as well as unpleasant withdrawal symptoms.

Slang/street names

  • Cannabis, Weed, Pot, 420, Grass, Bud, Reefer, Chronic, Mary Jane, Ganja, Hash, Indo, Joint, Skunk
  • Long and short term effects

    Short: Sensory distortion Panic Anxiety Poor coordination of movement Lowered reaction time After an initial up the user feels sleepy or depressed Increased heartbeat and risk of heart attack. Long: Reduced resistance to common illnesses (colds, bronchitis etc.) Increase of abnormally structured cells in the body Reduction of male sex hormones Rapid destruction of lung fibers and lesions injuries to the brain could be permanent Reduced sexual capacity Apathy drowsiness lack of motivation Personality and mood changes Inability to understand things clearly

    Signs of abuse

  • Get dizzy, Laugh for no reason, Have red bloodshot eyes, Forget things that just happened,
  • dry mouth, anxiety, paranoia or fear, poor memory, poor coordination, slow reaction time