Immediate Effects of Marijuana:
- loss of restlessness
- hallucinations, paranoia, psychotic episodes
- impaired coordination
- impaired motor ability
Does driving under the influence of Marijuana affect driving abilities?Yes. Even low doses of Marijuana can impair driving motor skills. The drug significantly affects judgment and concentration. It also affects perception and slower eye adjustment to change in light.
- mood swings
- increased appetite
- impaired ability
- decrease inhibitions
Long Term Effects of Marijuana:
- the loss of brain cells
- Effects on the Brain
Marijuana contains an active ingredient, delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol or THC that acts on the cannabinoid receptors of the nerve cells and influences the activities of the cells, like pleasure, memory, thought, concentration, sensory, time perception and coordinated movement. High doses of marijuana, when consumed through food, can cause hallucinations, delusions, impaired memory and disorientation.
- lung cancer
- chronic bronchitis
- energy loss
- slow confused thinking
- and blood vessel blockage
- Effects on the Heart
The heart beat increases rapidly and the blood pressure drops within minutes of smoking marijuana. A person’s heart beat can increase by 20 to 50 beats per minute. A marijuana smoker is three times more at a risk of heart attack.
- Use by adolescents can disrupt emotional development, delay puberty, and can delay the monthly cycle in females.
- Marijuana may produce a mild physical dependence that causes minor withdrawal symptoms when discontinued, including nausea, insomnia, irritability, and anxiety.
Physical effects of marijuana:
- weight gain
- impaired sex drive
Marijuana can be a gateway drug, which means it can lead to the use of many other harmful drugs–Children ages 12-17 are 85 times more likely to use cocaine. Marijuana has also been linked with teen violence, suicide, crime, and unsafe sex practices.
Marijuana V. Tobacco:
A marijuana cigarette(joint) contains 50%-100% more tar than that of tobacco.
Smoking one joint is equal to smoking 7-10 cigarettes.
New harvesting methods made marijuana 20x more effective than it was 30 years ago. It can be laced with other drugs and the smoker won’t even know. Someone who smokes marijuana regularly may experience the same respiratory problems that tobacco smokers have. These individuals may include: daily cough and phlegm, symptoms of chronic bronchitis, and more frequent chest colds. Continuing to use marijuana can lead to abnormal functioning of lung tissue injured or destroyed by marijuana smoke.
Legalization of marijuana would not cut down on all crime, alcohol still causes family disputes, rape, robbery, reckless driving, and murder.
Effects during Pregnancy:
Research has shown that babies born to women who used marijuana during their pregnancies display altered responses to visual stimuli and increased tremulousness which may indicate problems with neurological development. Marijuana exposed children have also been found to have more behavioral problems and to perform tasks of visual perception, language comprehension, sustained attention, and memory poorly. In school, these children are more likely to exhibit deficits in decision-making skills, memory, and the ability to remain attentive.
How long does Marijuana stay in your body?
The speed at which Marijuana leaves your body depends on several factors including the speed of your metabolism, the potency of the THC, and the amount of Marijuana you smoke. Most commonly, traces of Marijuana can stay in your saliva for up to 3 days, urine for up to 30 days, and your hair for up to 90 days. So what happens to companies that test for drugs? Do they have to make an exception?
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The strongest argument for legalizing Marijuana is for medical purposes. Marijuana can be used as a treatment for many different diseases and health issues. Legalizing Marijuana will make it easier for the patients to receive the drug and it will make it easier for scientist to study the drug further to confirm the drugs medicinal purposes.