By: Brianna Walker
Kids who frequently use marijuana are four times more likely to act violently or damage property.
They are five times more likely to steal than those who don't use the drug.
Marijuana can lead to users consuming stronger drugs to achieve the same high.
Short Term Effects: Loss of coordination and distortions in the sense of time, vision, and hearing, sleepiness, reddening of the eyes, increased appetite and relaxed muscles.
In the first hour of smoking marijuana, a user's risk of a heart attack could increase fivefold.
School performance is reduced through impaired memory and lessened ability to solve problems.
Long Term Effects: Long term use can cause psychotic symptoms.
It can damage the lungs and the heart, worsen the symptoms of bronchitis and cause coughing and wheezing.
It may reduce the body's ability to fight infections and illness.
Marijuana is a mixture of dried out leaves, stems, flowers, and seeds of the hemp plant. It is usually green, brown, or gray in color.