When marijuana is smoked all those chemicals are transported rapidly from the lungs into the circulatory system. Once in this system the chemicals reach the brain and other parts of the body rapidly. As a result, the effects are greater when compared to oral ingestion (Philipsen, McMullen, & Wood, 2017). Meanwhile, there is a change in the policy to classify medical marijuana in schedule II, the best alternative for the present is to provide education to people about the side effects of
Cannabis is one of the most frequent drug of abuse among adolescents. The main active chemical in marijuana is tetrahydrocannabinol, otherwise known as THC. Aside from also containing over 400 other chemicals, the strength of the drug and its effect is measured by the amount of THC contained in the psychoactive drug. Frequent users can describe the use of cannabis as a “mild euphoric feeling” and “sense of wellbeing.” However, in some individuals, frequent use can cause consequences and in fact, have a reverse experience with cannabis that may lead users to develop psychotic symptoms. The notion of developing psychotic symptoms, is what persuades many to believe that cannabis may play a factor in increasing the risk of developing schizophrenia - due to its effects of an individuals mental state when the drug is presented in their system.
A few reasons many may not be as accepting to drug because of the stories regarding “having a bad trip” or individuals dying because of the use of synthetic marijuana. Over the years the plant has been altered to have a higher percentage of THC, which has stronger and faster effects than how it used to be in the 1900’s. There have also been ways to replicate the drugs where the effects are dangerous and sometimes fatal. The effects of synthetic marijuana are “vomiting, chest pain, increased heart rate, blackouts headaches, kidney damage, high blood pressure, and psychosis” (Rahn, 2014). The reason many individuals turn to synthetic marijuana is because real “marijuana is illegal in their state and it does not turn up on
In 2016 more than 64,000 Americans overdosed on drugs in general. Although, in 2015 more than 6,000 Americans overdosed on cocaine. According to the NIH the majority of overdoses were males (National Institution on Drug Abuse, N. 2015). People normally overdose when they mix cocaine with another mind altering substance. Cocaine is most deadly when it is mixed with heroin to make a “speedball.” The overdose could include a cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest, stroke, or a sudden
People believe that if marijuana is legalized users will get addicted. Marijuana use disorder become what is known as addiction when “the person cannot stop using the drug even though it interferes with many aspects of his or her life” (“Is Marijuana Addictive”). Although addiction is a problem, out of all the people who use marijuana, only 9% become dependent on it (“Is Marijuana Addictive”). Also, opioids and painkillers are very addictive as well, and they can lead to an overdose resulting in death. The second concern is abuse.
Severe medical complications can occur with cocaine use. Some of the most frequent are cardiovascular effects, including disturbances in heart rhythm and heart attacks; neurological effects, including headaches, seizures, strokes, and coma; and gastrointestinal complications, including abdominal pain and nausea. In rare instances, sudden death can occur on the first use of cocaine or unexpectedly thereafter. Cocaine-related deaths are often a result of cardiac arrest or
Marijuana is a drug extracted from Cannabis Sativa (hemp plant). In other words, marijuana is also called cannabis, hemp, and herb; in slang terms it is called weed, hash, joint, blunt, Mary Jane, etc. Marijuana is known to be used for medical as well as recreational purposes. It is a drug which alters the mood of a person, induces calmness and is used by certain medical institutions as a form of pain reliever. It can be consumed by smoking, vaporizing or by mixing it in food items.
1. Medicinal compounds in marijuana Cannabis holds about 500 compounds, of which roughly 80 are used for medicinal and research purposes. Five of these compounds are used repeatedly in medicine: β-caryophyllene is used to relieve inflammation. Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the essential compounds
It directly effect on central nervous system and work stimulant (1). As mentioned above it is most popular among the drug users, drug of abuse related death are estimated between 104,000-263,000/per years. In Europe cocaine related death is estimated to be 21%. Many crimes are happening in our day to day life in which drugs (cocaine) are involved. In these cases cocaine and its metabolites may be analyzed in several specimen including blood, urine, hair, stomach content etc.
(2012), on local jail inmates, “ 15.4% of them have been tested positive for illegal drugs and an additional 12.1 % has been tested positive for a combination of illegal drugs and alcohol.” US Department of Justice states, “Criminals commit six times more homicides, four times assaults, and almost one and a half times as many robberies under the influence of drugs.”(Carson, E.A & Sabol, W.J., 2012). This statistics shows us that often drugs contributed to the act of violence and irrationality in committing crimes. If drugs were legalized, there could be then a higher possibility for having more people in society committing crimes. Therefore, legalizing drugs could maybe increase addiction and number of consumers and by this way increase drug-induced