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Many people ask questions like, is smoking marijuana more of a risk or benefit to your health? And is it really as safe as you think? The truth is that marijuana can benefit or damage your health. This information will explain many health risks and benefits of marijuana.
Marijuana is easy to get and the most popular mostly illegal drug than any other illegal street drug. National surveys have said 48 percent of Americans have tired it. Also, 6.5 percent of high school students have admitted that they use it daily. Out of the 48 percent of Americans and many other people there has been no evidence of anyone who has died of overdosing on marijuana. On the other hand, alcohol has approximately 5,000 causalities per year.
Before the research about the effects and benefits of marijuana, to give a quick description on how marijuana affects the body. When weed is smoked, THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol quickly passes from the lungs directly into the bloodstream. When in the bloodstream it is taken to the brain and other organs throughout the body. But it is absorbed more slowly when ate or drank.
There are many things inside marijuana that can harm the body, mind, and mostly the lungs. It’s a fact that marijuana effects short-term memory. Someone how abuses weed will also cause some long-term effects and it will be permanent. These long terms hazards of marijuana use include chronic cough, mucus, nasal congestion, a lack of motivation, and a decrease in sexual desires. MRI tests show patients given Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) have reduced functions in the inferior frontal cortex brain region. The inferior frontal cortex is associated with controlling inappropriate behavioral responses to situation. Some of marijuana’s main effects include...

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...a bag or two of marijuana they should be focusing their time on other criminals. More than 800,000 people are arrested for marijuana each year. But following the previous text of this essay you can establish that marijuana is like a double edge sword, it can help someone and harm someone at the same time. Many pieces of evidence have come up to support both arguments. It can never be said that marijuana hurts someone or helps them more, but everyone can agree on the fact that legal or not marijuana will ever disappear. So in conclusion marijuana has many risks and benefits, healthy or not it makes up a great subject to a conversation, but nevertheless marijuana’s here to stay and if everyone gives it a chance it could help a ton of people that really need it. But if it comes to the truth about marijuana it is good and bad but if you do it or not the chose is your.
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