Marijuana

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Key Facts

  • Marijuana is commonly known as weed
  • It is a hallucinogen
  • Produced from the leaves of a cannabis sativa plant
  • Can be used for medical purposes

History

100 years ago marijuana was used as commonly as they way people use asprin. You could buy it from drug stores with out a prescription. Now due to its several health risks it is illegal in most states.
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Health Risks

Marijuana impairs your perception, coordination, memory, and learning. It can also increase your heart rate and raise your blood pressure. When intoxicated by marijuana some may experience hallucination. Strong intoxication can give some frightening experiences like loosing their sense of self and who they are. Some can experience rapid heart rate that can make someone fear that their heart will "run away."