Group 12: How Your Life Will Change
The Consequences of Drugs
We represent a group of China Spring Middle School students that want to make impact in our community by initiating informative and assistive programs for our middle school to stand up to drugs. We consider it imperative that our peers be educated on the effect of drugs on the body and on families.
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DrugFacts: Marijuana | National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
What is marijuana Marijuana refers to the dried leaves, flowers, stems, and seeds from the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa. The plant contains the mind-altering chemical delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other related compounds. Extracts with high amounts of THC can also be made from the cannabis plant (see "Marijuana Extracts").
Regular Marijuana Use Bad for Teens' Brains
Frequent marijuana use can have a significant negative effect on the brains of teenagers and young adults, including cognitive decline, poor attention and memory, and decreased IQ, according to psychologists discussing public health implications of marijuana legalization at the American Psychological Association’s 122nd Annual Convention.