The Role Of Marijuana In Today's Society

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Marijuana is the most controversial and misunderstood drug in today's society. Many people tend to think that the use of marijuana or the cannabis plant can be very dangerous to the human body, but it can be the exact opposite. The main question is why marijuana in Canada such a “problem” to people is today. Marijuana can be known as the gateway drug and the main downfall for young adults and teenagers today, with that being said Marijuana has developed a bad reputation all around the world. In most countries, possession and use of cannabis that is also commonly known as marijuana is considered illegal but is now being debated in many different countries and states to be legal and sold in convenience stores like how cigarettes are. Cannabis…show more content…
The main chemical marijuana is known for is delta-9- tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Many users do not understand that injecting this inducing chemical has both short and long-term impacts on the brain. Along with its stimulant, depressant, and hallucinogenic properties come negative impacts on the brain. THC acts on brain cell receptors that ordinarily react to natural TCH like chemicals already found in our brains, and causes those receptors to work in overdrive, causing these parts of the brain to overreact. A study done by the National Center for Biotechnology Information compared the short-term memory and cognitive processing speed of people who used marijuana in the past 4 weeks in relation to those who had never consumed the drug1 The recent and current marijuana users remembered less and processed information and instruction much slower than those who have never smoked. Although some of the participants didn’t smoke that day, those who smoked in the past twenty-eight days performed worse than those who have never smoked. The researchers and authors concluded that cannabis use is associated with cognitive impairments that persist after abstinence. Marijuana is considered one of the biggest gateway drugs; it is an addictive sensation causes a dependency, which leads to symptoms of withdrawal…show more content…
Even if they believe there are pros to the legalization, there is passable and sufficient research and evidence that clearly demonstrates and emphasizes why marijuana is a threat. Amongst many short and long-term effects, the drug kills brain cells and intellectually decelerates brain development. The ingestion of the drug psychologically impairs the user in a negative way, sometimes resulting in a mental disorder, and is socially disruptive to the public as a whole. These harsh facts to some people can also lead to the usage of more dangerous, severe drugs, which poses an additional extensive threat to the greater good and commonwealth of
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