Negative Effects Of Medical Marijuana

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Marijuana, a wonder drug that goes by many names weed, herb, pot, grass, bud, ganja, Mary Jane… everyone has different opinions about it but one thing is for sure though is everybody is talking about it.

Now even though people talk about it do they know what marijuana really is? People think marijuana and medical marijuana are the same thing which is actually false. Marijuana can be rolled into something called a “blunt” (rolled with an outer part of a cigar) or “joints” (rolled with the outer parts of cigarettes) but some people don’t like smoking and instead they brew it in tea. Marijuana has a range of colors from green to brown to grey and could possibly resemble tobacco to some people. Medical marijuana is different, it’s mixed in foods or it can be “vaporized”. The national institute on drug abuse says “The main psychoactive (mind-altering) chemical in marijuana, responsible for most of the intoxicating effects that people seek, is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Tet·ra·hy·dro·can·nab·i·nol) (THC). The chemical is found in resin produced by the leaves and buds primarily of the female cannabis plant. The plant also contains more than 500 other chemicals, including more than 100 compounds that are chemically related to THC, called cannabinoids.” (NIDA)

Marijuana can be life savers for some people but for others it can be the end of a peaceful and honest life. People can sometimes have severe anxiety and short term memory problems along with hallucinations. And sadly
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