Facts About Marijuana

Marijuana is a mixture of the dried and shredded leaves, stems, seeds, and flowers of the cannabis sativa plant. The mixture can be green, brown, or gray.
A bunch of leaves seem harmless, right? Yes it could be but depends on who. Not everyone is capable of smoking cannabis, some smoke to calm them, and allows them reason and i belive that is true. Because people who smoke weed are different from those who don't, different in ways like wisdom, sharpness, courage,real people, matured in thinking and talking, not lazy, never gives up, hustler (but not all have all these qualities) that is why it depends, but these people are the real people.  But think again. Marijuana has a chemical in it called delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, better known as THC. A lot of other chemicals are found in marijuana, too—about 400 of them, many of which could affect your health. But THC is the main psychoactive (i.e., mind altering) ingredient. In fact, marijuana’s strength or potency is related to the amount of THC it contains. The THC content of marijuana has been increasing since the 1970s. For the year 2007, estimates from confiscated marijuana indicated that it contains almost 10 percent THC, on average. 

It’s an unfortunate fact: If kids want marijuana, they can find it.
More than half (55 percent) of youths age 12 to 17 responding to the
National Survey on Drug Use and Health in 2002 reported that
marijuana would be easy to
obtain. The survey indicatedthat most marijuana users gotthe drug from a friend, andthat almost nine percent ofyouths who bought marijuanadid so inside a school building. Moreover, nearly 17 percent of the young people surveyed said they had been approached by someone selling drugs in the past month. In the 2000 survey, more than a quarter of 12­ to 17­ year­olds (26.6 percent) reported that drug­selling occurs frequently in
their neighborhoods. Kids are also exposed to a relentless barrage of marijuana messages in the popular culture—in the music they listen to, the movies they watch, and the magazines they read. And then there’s the Internet, a crowded landscape of pro ­marijuana and drug legalization Web sites. More often than not, the culture glamorizes or trivializes marijuana use and fails to show the serious harm it can cause. It not bad to smoke it, but ask yourself if you're fit to face the risk of taking marijuana. Because if i'm 25years old i won't be high as shit an go drive, even if you can get high to a particular limit and drive home safely. 

Yes but Not always and not in the case of every body. We all have different intentions in mind right? maybe the good" bad" and the ugly". People take marijuana to mellow and reason about life, money, problems which would be solved with that same high reasoning and so many other things. Research shows that "kids" ~"hope you saw that KIDS not Adults. who use marijuana weekly are 
nearly four times more likely than non­-users to report they engage in 
violent behavior. One study found that young people who had used 
marijuana in the past year were more likely than non-­users to report 
aggressive behavior. According to that study, incidences of physically 
attacking people, stealing, and destroying property increased in 
proportion to the number of days marijuana was smoked in the past years. With all these a kid or teen who is just starting to know what life is thinks it's all about been rugged or rough, showing yourself to much, there are still some of this same kids who'll smoke marijuana and mellow and behave as if nothing was doing them wrong. In this world that we are in, there are wise and foolish people, we all know that this people are found every where in the world, you're either a wise man or a foolish boy, a wise man won't go looking for trouble instead would run from it and look for things to make him succeed. But any weed smoker who goes out there looking for trouble, is on his own and would face his own problem his self. Don't start what you can't finish, USE YOUR HEAD THINK AHEAD!!! YEA MAN~~~~~


It is used in many ways.  smoking is the most common method,loose marijuana rolled into a paper called a “joint, Rizla or rolling papers. Sometimes marijuana is smoked through a water pipe called a “bong.” Others smoke “blunts”—cigars hollowed out and filled with the drug. And some users brew it as tea or mix it with food. Some chew it.

How Many Teens Use Marijuana?
Some people mistakenly believe that “everybody’s doing it” and use that as an excuse to start using marijuana themselves. Well, they need to check the facts, because that's just not true. According to NIDA's 2011 Monitoring the Future study, about 7.2 percent of 8th graders, 17.6 percent of 10th graders, and 22.6 percent of 12th graders had used marijuana in the month before the survey. In fact, marijuana use declined from the late 1990s through 2007, with a decrease in past-year use of more than 20 percent in all three grades combined from 2000 to 2007. Unfortunately, this trend appears to be reversing. Since 2006, annual, monthly, and daily marijuana use increased among 10th and 12th graders. In 2011, 6.6 percent of 12th graders reported using marijuana daily, compared to 5.0 percent in 2006.

What Are the Short-Term Effects of Marijuana Use?
For some people, smoking marijuana makes them feel good. Within minutes of inhaling, a user begins to feel “high,” or filled with pleasant sensations. THC triggers brain cells to release the chemical dopamine. Dopamine creates good feelings—for a short time. But that’s just one effect…

Imagine this: You're in a ball game, playing out in left field. An easy fly ball comes your way, and you're psyched. When that ball lands in your glove your team will win, and you'll be a hero. But, you're a little off. The ball grazes your glove and hits the dirt. So much for your dreams of glory.

Such loss of coordination can be caused by smoking marijuana. And that's just one of its many negative effects. Marijuana affects memory, judgment, and perception. Under the influence of marijuana, you could fail to remember things you just learned, watch your grade point average drop, or crash a car.

Also, since marijuana can affect judgment and decision making, using it can cause you to do things you might not do when you are thinking straight—such as engaging in risky sexual behavior, which can result in exposure to sexually transmitted diseases, like HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, or getting in a car with someone who’s been drinking or is high on marijuana.

It’s also difficult to know how marijuana will affect a specific person at any given time, because its effects vary based on individual factors: a person’s genetics, whether they’ve used marijuana or any other drugs before, how much marijuana is taken, and its potency. Effects can also be unpredictable when marijuana is used in combination with other drugs.

THC Affects Brain Functioning

THC is up to no good in the brain. THC finds brain cells, or neurons, with specific kinds of receptors called cannabinoid receptors and binds to them.

Certain parts of the brain have high concentrations of cannabinoid receptors. These areas are the hippocampus, the cerebellum, the basal ganglia, and the cerebral cortex. The functions that these brain areas control are the ones most affected by marijuana.

For example, THC interferes with learning and memory—that is because the hippocampus—a part of the brain with a funny name and a big job—plays a critical role in certain types of learning. Disrupting its normal functioning can lead to problems studying, learning new things, and recalling recent events. The difficulty can be a lot more serious than forgetting if you took out the trash this morning, which happens to everyone once in a while.

Do these effects persist? We don’t know for sure, but as adolescents your brains are still developing. So is it really worth the risk?

Smoking Marijuana Can Make Driving Dangerous

The cerebellum is the section of our brain that controls balance and coordination. When THC affects the cerebellum’s function, it makes scoring a goal in soccer or hitting a home run pretty tough. THC also affects the basal ganglia, another part of the brain that’s involved in movement control.

These THC effects can cause disaster on the road. Research shows that drivers on marijuana have slower reaction times, impaired judgment, and problems responding to signals and sounds. Studies conducted in a number of localities have found that approximately 4 to 14 percent of drivers who sustained injury or death in traffic accidents tested positive for THC.

Marijuana Use Increases Heart Rate
Within a few minutes after inhaling marijuana smoke, an individual's heart begins beating more rapidly, the bronchial passages relax and become enlarged, and blood vessels in the eyes expand, making the eyes look red. The heart rate, normally 70 to 80 beats per minute, may increase by 20 to 50 beats per minute or, in some cases, even double. This effect can be greater if other drugs are taken with marijuana.
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