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    Posted December 26, 2013 by
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    Does marijuana help you?

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    Not smoking, What is called Pot?


    It may help sick people but could hurt healthy people depending on various factors?


    Marijuana is chemical, which contains Delta 9 Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) as main active part and 60 others chemicals called Cannabinoids.

    One Joint once a week may not hurt as much compare to daily usage if it is not being prescribed for medical purpose. After all it is a form a drug and should be avoided by all people, especially 24 years old and younger as casual choice of drug or just because it is considered less harmful.


    Maybe getting stoned is considered hip and trendy in young adults and teens but in reality it is like hitting your brain with stones which may make you feel good or relax when in-fact you are not.

    Of course, pot affects everyone differently but it has more harmful affect for healthy people vs. benefits for sick people whom required marijuana use due to various medical conditions. Frequent use of pots will cause intoxication and can cause heightened risk of chronic cough and respiratory infections, distorted perceptions, potential for hallucinations and withdrawal symptoms, panic attack, anxiety attack, weight gain, act as a sexual stimulant, affect motor skills including reduced balance and coordination and increase risk of cancer and heart attack.

    On the other hand, it may help cancer patient to control nausea and vomiting and to increase appetite for people with Aids. Also, it may help people with other medical conditions such as pain, glaucoma and multiple sclerosis.


    In my opinion, Increase use of marijuana in American society may be one explanation why it has great negative affect on students study habits and poor test scores due to impairment of thinking, problem solving skills and memory. Also, it may be a major contributing factor in teen’s pregnancy and increase in shoplifting habits among young boys and girls due to poor reasoning skills and behavioral inhibition.


    Even though, legalization of Marijuana may serve only one purpose to keep young people out of jails but it is more important than ever now to educate young generation on danger and adverse effects of all drugs including smoking pot.

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