While a subject will find it difficult to outright end his life with marijuana, it does cause harmful damage to both the user and those around him. Each marijuana cigarette is exponentially more damaging to the lungs of the smoker and those around him than a typical tobacco cigarette. Further, contrary to claims of the harmlessness of marijuana by some advocates, each time it is used, it obliterates a portion of brain cells that can never grow back. Also the active ingredient in marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, has been linked to fetal damage, hormonal swings, a slight addiction rate, lower sperm counts and accelerated heart rates, none of which are anything approaching good health for a user. Other aspects besides a user’s physical body suffer when he or she decides to use marijuana.
However, it cannot be denied that illegal drugs can lead to severe physical health problems. Legal drugs on the other hand, is just as damaging as illegal drugs. Many legal drugs such as alcohol and tobacco (cigare... ... middle of paper ... ...oxication, resulting in death. A strong example of this is chemotherapy. Cancer is a natural reaction when the body undergoes an unhealthy lifestyle over a long period of time yet most doctors suggest many life threatening drugs to solve this problem.
The tar contains carcinogenic compounds that increase the risk of lung cancer. The small particles in cigarette smoke, including carcinogens, irritants, and corrosive chemicals, collect in the small air sacs in the lungs and damage them. These air sacs are where the blood absorbs oxygen from the air. When the small particles from the cigarette smoke are absorbed into the blood stream and transported to other parts of the body, they include a variety of diseases. The smoke from a burning cigarette is a mixture of hot gasses and different sized particles that fills the air with over 4000 chemicals, including 43 carcinogens and over 400 other toxins (Glantz & Daynard, 1991).
Cannabis sativa is the plant that marijuana comes from. Marijuana contains over 400 different chemicals with unknown effects and ever new plant has a new effect. A chronic cough and increased risk of bronchitis and other lung infections can be caused be smoking marijuana. Marijuana can also interfere with learning, memory, affect driving,... ... middle of paper ... ... At least marijuana might have effects, but must drugs people take today all have them. People are dying from taking some of these drugs.
15% of eighth graders and 30% of tenth graders were hooked on marijuana in 2008. Logical people would not permit anyone to consume cannabis, in viewing of the fact innumerable teenagers are addicted at an incredibly young age. One of the biggest arguments in the country at this moment is about legalizing marijuana, and whether or not it should be sanctioned in the medical field. The minorities of the ill hospital patients have a lack of appetite and nausea problems, so doctors have proposed using medical marijuana as a treatment. In the article, “U.S.
The increased campaign awareness to legalize marijuana has shown youths believe marijuana is less harmful than many other drugs out there like cigarettes and alcohol(Say it Straight). This is simply not true, in fact marijuana has 425 unstable chemicals that convert to thousands when smoked by the user(Say it Straight). ... ... middle of paper ... ...rage marijuana consumer and also provide needed tax dollars for the government so they can crack down on really harmful drugs such as heroin and cocaine. My view is summed up best by this quote “Adults should be allowed to live as they wish, provided they do not harm others...the government should not outlaw...To do so would be to substitute the government’s tastes and moral judgment for those of the individual, and unjustified violation of personal freedom by the state.”(qtd. in Nagorney) Which is my point exactly.
These problems can make a person very addicted to drinking because they already have an imbalance of chemicals in their brain. This is especially true for teens because they are still developing and are prone to chemical imbalances. Teens should realize that drinking does not make them cool or help them fit in. Alcohol use is associated with a variety of negative consequences, including increased risk of serious drug use later in life, school failure, and poor judgment puts teens at risk for accidents, violence, unplanned and unsafe sex, and suicide. So what can be done The message is clear: The longer children and teens delay alcohol use, the less likely they are to develop any problems associated with it.
They do not know how or do not want to deal with these overwhelming changes and unfamiliar emot... ... middle of paper ... ...s to explore with drugs. But, for many Morgalo 4 teens this experiment leads to a dangerous drug addiction. At the stage of young adulthood, teenagers do not know how to deal with their problems in a positive way, which influences them to find the answer to their problems in drugs. Also, teens with drug addictions hurt their friends and loved ones because they make the drugs their number one priority. Although drugs can feel good at first, they ultimately do a lot of harm to the psychological and mental health of a young adult.
This makes them much more addictive because they’re everywhere. Although, painkiller addiction stems from teenagers to elders, teenagers are the most affected by this. Teens believe it is a safe way to get high, and marijuana is not safe. In fact, in a survey 50% of teens believed illegal street drugs were not as safe as taking prescription pain killers. This false assumption has led to thousands of addictions and numerous overdose fatalities because teens thought painkillers were safe.
Since marijuana is often sold illegally people believe that legalizing it would only bring more illegal activity but this is not the case. Legalizing marijuana could help reduce crime because this would free up police resources so they can focus on more dangerous cases. Legalizing marijuana will also stop the drug war against it. The economical benefits that marijuana can bring are phenomenal. Marijuana is one of the cheapest yet most effective drugs that can be used.