Drug Research: Marijuana

By: Nadia Rusu and Anjoli O'Brien

What is the Classification of Marijuana?

The classification of the drug is that it's a stimulant, sedative, and a hallucinogen.

What are the Initial Effects From Using Marijuana? What Might the Person Feel Like?

The initial effect from using Marijuana is having difficulty thinking/problem solving, problems with memory and learning, loss of coordination, and distorted perception. A person who uses Marijuana may have an increase in appetite, feeling light-headed and drowsy, and decrease in cautiousness.

What are the Long Term Health Consequences From Using Marijuana?

The long term health consequences from using this drug includes changes in the brain, respiratory issues, immune system problems, and emotional problems.

Genetically, Can Someone be Addicted to Marijuana?

Yes, genetics play a major role, meaning some people can be addicted much faster than others.

What is the Medical Use of this Marijuana?

Marijuana can be used for medical use (it is used to relieve pain, nausea, muscle stiffness, and problems with movement).

How do People Use Marijuana?

It can be digested (people put it in various foods such as brownies & cookies, they can take Marijuana in pills, and they can infuse Marijuana in tea) and inhaled (people smoke Marijuana).

What is Marijuana Made of?

Marijuana is made out of a shredded green-brown mix of dried flowers, stems, and leaves from the plant Cannabis Sativa.