Marihuana

Deadly Drug D H S

#1 Introduction (what is marihuana)

Marihuana is a very deadly drug that can be a depressant (slows down brain messages), hallucinogen (see or hear things that aren't really there), and it can also be a stimulant (speeds up heart rate). To get more into depth about this topic, come along and look what's happening.

Effects of this drug

The effects of Marihuana are felt within minutes, reaching its peak in 10 to 30 minutes and may last 2 to 3 hours. Marihuana can be used in any way to get in you body like mixing it with various foods. After it has been entered in your body, 25 percent of it still remains inside and it may stay in for several weeks, so therefore the harmful effects of Marihuana in the body can continue.

Where does it come from and how is it made

Marihuana comes from a plant called cannabis sativa or hemp plant and is usually made by crushing leaves, small stems, seeds and flower tops. Marihuana is smoked by hand-rolled cigarettes or in a pipe. Marihuana comes in another form called hash which comes from cannabis plant and made in a gooey dark brown substance and dried into small lumps. Marihuana also come from another form called has oil which is a very thick and oily substance that you spread on the tip of a cigarette.

#2 Legimate uses for the drug

There are many legimate uses for Marihuana like for example, you can use this drug for headaches, a disease like cancer, or a long-term condition, like glaucoma or nerve pain but this drug is mostly used for pain relief. Some other medical uses for Marihuana are...


  • muscle spasms caused by multiple sclerosis
  • Nausea from cancer chemotherapy
  • weight loss
  • seizure disorder

#3 What does this drug do

Marihuana affects almost every organ in your body, including the nervous system and the immune system. THC is the most dangerous chemical in Marihuana that mostly affects the body. Marihuana mostly affects the brain like for example, memory problems can affect the ability to form fresh memories. Marihuana also affects other body parts like the lungs, throat, heart, eyes, bloodstream, mouth, stomach and more. The long term affects of Marihuana are cancer, chronic bronchitis (damages the lungs and causes the respiratory passage to be irritated and will get worse over the years), short term memory loss, ability to learn is affected, destroys brain cells and lost interest in activities. The short term effects of Marihuana are get a high feeling, getting sleepy and quiet, might lose balance, heart rate, blood pressure and pulse rise, feel more relaxed, talkative and laugh more and eyes can get red, mouth will feel dry and might feel hungry.

Legal consequences

Federal law states that for possessing Marihuana the first time, the punishment is up to a year in prison and/or $1000 fine. For a second offence, law states that an offender must spend a minimum 1 days in prison and pay a $2500 fine. After the second offence, anyone caught possessing Marihuana faces anywhere from 3 months to 3 years in prison and a $5000 fine.

5 facts about Marihuana

  • After alcohol, Marihuana is the most popular drug being ever used
  • Marihuana has proven as an aid to various diseases
  • More than 200 slang terms have been used as street names for Marihuana
  • using Marihuana during pregnancy increases the chance that babies will have birth defects
  • Marihuana negatively affects the ability to drive

Suggestions and advise if trouble with drugs

1. If you were in trouble with drugs, then ask a doctor from the hospital for suggestions of how you can stop it or you can call 800 - 662 - HELP ( U.S department of health and human services)


2. You can ask help from your family members or relatives or a true friend by calling them and asking them for help

How to say "No" if someone asks you to use drugs illegally

1. If you find yourself in a problem situation from drugs, make an excuse to leave


2. Ask for support from friends or adults if someone is really pressuring you with drugs


3. Make new friends who respect your decision in not to use drugs

and remember, don't huff, don't puff, keep away from that stuff