Marijuana:(Cannabis)I used in the United States. About

Marijuana:(Cannabis)I am interested in the drug `Marijuana´or also known as`Cannabis´,because of many reasons, one of which it is one of the oldest psychoactive substances used by man. I found out that about 9% of people who try marijuana become addicted to it, compared to 15% of people who try cocaine, and 24 % of those who try heroin.(1)Marijuana is the most common illegal drug used in the United States. About 100 million Americans have tried marijuana at least once, and more than 25 million have smoked it in the last year.(1)Marijuana, also known as cannabis or pot, has been used with humans for many years. Most ancient cultures didn’t grow the plant to get high, but it was used as herbal medicine, which began in Asia around 500 BC. (1)The history of cannabis cultivation in America dates back to the early colonists, who grew hemp to make textiles and rope. Political and racial factors in the 20th century led to the criminalization of marijuana in the United States, though its legal status,which is changing in many places.(2)Marijuana is a combination of shredded leaves, stems and flower buds of the Cannabis sativa plant. It be smoked, eaten, vaporized, brewed and even taken topically, but most people smoke it.(2)The flower plant, which can grow to 16 feet (5 meters) high,is said to be originated in the Central Asian steppe, close to the Altai or Tian Shan Mountains, and was first cultivated in China and India, according to “Cannabis and Cannabinoids. Source:1.   2. marijuana affects you and the brain?Marijuanas can affect you in many different ways for example when it reaches,for example when it reaches something called the pleasure centers in the brain which get targeted by heroin, cocaine and alcohol as well.It has to do with the quantity, quality and method of consumption,so that marijuana can produce a feeling of euphoria or high by stimulating brain cells to then release the chemical dopamine. When it is smoked or otherwise inhaled, the feeling of euphoria mostly happens directly.When it is ingested in food, it usually takes much longer, sometimes hours, for the drug to signal the brain and then release the dopamine, according to the National Institutes of Health.Changes in mood can occur, with relaxation happening. Some users experience heightened sensory perception, with colors appearing more vivid and For some,noises can be louder, it can cause an altered perception of time and increased appetite, known as the “munchies.”The impact be very different for every person,depending on how often they have used the drug, the strength of the drug and how often it has been since they have gotten high, among other factors. Source: (whole text) is it legal and illegal?The legality of cannabis for general or recreational use,are different from country to country. Selling cannabis is illegal in most countries as a result of the agreement about Indian hemp, also known as hashish, in the International Opium Convention (1925). However, many countries have allowed the possession of small quantities of cannabis.In 2018, some of the countries with the cannabis laws were Australia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Czech Republic, India, Israel, Jamaica, Mexico, the Netherlands, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Uruguay, and some U.S. jurisdictions. Some of the countries with the strictest cannabis laws were Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, France, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, and the United Arab Emirates.(Whole text) Source: effects of Marijuana             Physical effectsBreathing problems Increased heart rate Problems with child development during and after pregnancyIntense nausea and vomiting Mental effectstemporary hallucinationstemporary paranoiaworsening symptoms in patients with schizophrenia—a severe mental disorder with symptoms such as hallucinations, paranoia, and disorganized thinkingUsing marijuana,has also been linked to other mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts among teens. However, study findings have been mixed.Source: Driving Under the InfluenceImpairs psychomotor skillsMakes it harder to pay attentionSlows reaction timeImpairs lane trackingImpairs essential cognitive function to drivingLowers overall awarenessSource: marijuana addictive?I have found out that marijuana is not as addictive as heroin or alcohol. However, you can not say that it is not at all addictive.There is no clear diagnosis for marijuana addiction, but research points to physical and psychological dependence from marijuana use. Surprisingly,each year, more young adults enter drug treatment with a primary diagnosis of marijuana dependency than for all other illicit drugs combined.   Currently, 62% of teens in drug treatment are dependent on marijuana.A recent study that is found was that when abstaining from marijuana for just three days, regular users experienced withdrawal symptoms like insomnia, drug cravings, anger, irritability, and aggression. The earlier kids start using marijuana, the more likely they are to become dependent on this or other illicit drugs later in life.Source: How long has it been around for?Marijuana has been around for a long time,since the 19 hundreds,it goes on 2000 years before christ,when they would use it as medicine.Source: it can be used as medicinePatients may smoke marijuana to not have as much pain if they are suffering from something.Some patients even smoke if they have a sickness called “glaucoma”,this sickness is caused by nausea which comes from cancer chemotherapy.Source: Marijuana AbuseThe Monitoring the Future survey has tracked drug use in secondary school students since 1975 and is a good source of information on teen marijuana abuse. Some key statistics from the survey include:The prevalence of marijuana use in the previous year among high school seniors has held fairly steady for the last few years and decreased slightly from 36.4% in 2013 to 35.1% in 2014.About 81% of 12th graders claim that marijuana is easily available if they wanted to get it.The perceived risk of marijuana use has fallen since 2000 in all age groups monitored, and less than 40% of 12th graders considered regular marijuana use to be a “great risk.”Source: TAKING MARIJUANA


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