As stated before, marijuana affect our health, such as short term memory and our logical thinking. Teens who have used marijuana, their health may have been affected by these illness. And it can’t easily be cure, because once you are addicted to marijuana it is very difficult for one to detach him or her self from the drug without any medical profession. To prevent unnecessary use of marijuana, the drug shouldn’t be used because can be very dangerous to the body and health. Beside from using such drug, it is better if we were to use a different one, not marijuana alone.
Though many people see it as cool or safe, marijuana definitely has is health effects that affect the human body negatively. (Effects/methodsofhealing.com) Many people that have smoked marijuana also try other drugs to get another type of high. Cocaine is a powerful stimulant that effects the brain directly. This powerful drug takes effect in very small doses by making a person feel more alert or energetic. Though people may think the drug helps them perform tasks faster with fewer complications, it also carries a list of effects.
Much like a cigarette smoker needs nicotine, a high will be something a “hash” smoker will run to, and in the future, it may become addictive for the smoker. As more states move to legalizing medical marijuana, more people will have access to the drug. Although some effects of smoking marijuana may help people with sickness, the other effects are too harmful to accept smoking marijuana as a medical practice. Marijuana is addictive and harmful and shouldn’t be distributed to anyone.
Some people from long time ago until now believed the chemicals that are in the drug can be useful for treating illnesses. But also there are some arguments and researches that show that these believe are not scientifically true. Because of these arguments and researches shows that marijuana is a dangerous drug and it can be harmful for society so it should not be legal.
Though some discount it as a harmful substance, there are many others who worry about increased criminal behavior, addiction and other health problems that can arise from its use. But more importantly they are concerned about the message teenagers would get if marijuana was legalized for recreational use. Since marijuana is a natural product many people may think it is safe to use, but it is known to affect a person’s thoughts, ability, and reactions. And, for this reason, there are questions as to the threat it poses. It is prepared from the flowers, stems, seeds, and leaves of the hemp plant Cannabis sativa.
The problem is, just what are the effects, and how bad is it for someone who uses this drug? I have picked this topic because I am very interested in the effects of marijuana on the body. It is commonly known that marijuana is a widely used drug. Many movies depict people having a great time, smoking marijuana, and laughing as hard as they can. But is this really what is behind the drug?
One of the major reasons for increased use of marijuana despite of its health risks is that it helps relax an individual and elevate his/her mood. The drug is also used because it contributes to... ... middle of paper ... ...increased use of marijuana is associated with some major long-term consequences. The three major long-term impacts of the use of the drug are mental illness, memory and learning, and fertility. According to the findings of research, marijuana use affects the ability to learn and remember information through compromising ability to focus, maintain, and shift attention. It’s also associated with enhanced prevalence of schizophrenia, depression, and psychosis and suppresses the generation of hormones that help to control the reproductive system.
While delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is unique to marijuana and nicotine to tobacco, the smoke of marijuana, like that of tobacco, consists of a toxic mixture of gases and particulates, many of which are known to be harmful to the lung.” (“ Smoked marijuana as a cause of lung injury”) Marijuana can be very bad for people because it can lead up to cancer. Marijuana does not cause cancer but it can be a factor that leads up to it. Marijuana makes a person go into a dazed feeling which is bad because if the person decides to drive they can be at big risk of causing or being in a accident. Smoking weed can cause you to have short term memory and become very addictive to a person. Once you become addicted to a drug you realize that your money is going way faster because you crave it so much.
However, there are many people who do not know exactly what it is or where it comes from. Marijuana is a blend of flowers, seeds, leaves, and stems from the Indian hemp planted called Cannabis. This plant contains a chemical called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which causes the “high” feeling that users experience when smoking it (“Marijuana: Effects, Medical Uses & Legalization”). The THC in marijuana is analogous to the nicotine in tobacco, but it is not as harmful. They both have many similarities, but they also have significant differences.
Certain drugs, such as prescription drugs like Ritalin, are illegal to the people who abuse them. They are designed for people who need the drug and can be dangerous if taken without seeing a doctor first. Other drugs, such as marijuana and cocaine, are illegal to everyone. The government has put a block or law on these. These drug laws are supposedly for your own good.