Marijuana

By: Brianna Walker

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Fact #1

Kids who frequently use marijuana are four times more likely to act violently or damage property.

Fact #2

They are five times more likely to steal than those who don't use the drug.

Fact #3

Marijuana can lead to users consuming stronger drugs to achieve the same high.

Fact #4

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.

Fact #5

In the first hour of smoking marijuana, a user's risk of a heart attack could increase fivefold.

Fact #6

School performance is reduced through impaired memory and lessened ability to solve problems.

Fact #7

Long Term Effects: Long term use can cause psychotic symptoms.

Fact #8

It can damage the lungs and the heart, worsen the symptoms of bronchitis and cause coughing and wheezing.

Fact #9

It may reduce the body's ability to fight infections and illness.

Fact #10

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.