The Effects of Marijuana
For many years, citizens all across the world have indulged in what Americans know as the use of an illicit drug called marijuana. Hard to control usage has left the law no other choice but to crack down on all offenders with no exceptions. Glorified by stereotypes, media, and the obvious known effects, marijuana (also known by various street names) has once been said to be one of the most commonly abused illicit drugs. However, with all of this said, what are the negative effects of the mood-altering drug so many people love? If negative facts were broadcasted just as much of the glorified “benefits”, would marijuana be of a widespread use? Questions have been raised after thought of theory of negative and if any positive results of marijuana usage. Throughout the entirety of this literary work, one will explore all of the many facets raised about marijuana.
A dry, shredded green/brown mix of flowers, stems, seeds, and leaves of the hemp plant cannabis sativa, is usually smoked as a cigarette (joint, nail), or in a pipe (bong). It is also smoked in blunts, which are cigars that have been emptied of the tobacco and refilled with marijuana often in combination of other drugs. As there are several other methods of use for the drug such as mixed in food or brewed as tea. The more concentrated, resinous form of marijuana is called hashish, a sticky black liquid, or hash oil. Smoke in which has been produced from marijuana, has a pungent and distinctive usually a sweet and sour odor. Street name for marijuana include but not limited to: pot, herb, weed, grass, widow, ganja, and hash, As well as terms derived from trademarked varieties of cannabis, such as Bubble Gum, Northern Lights, fruity Nuice, Afghan # 1, and a number of skunky varieties.
Many abusers of the drug that go by the “it’s harmless cause it naturally develops from the ground,” theory, are completely wrong about being 100 percent natural. Marijuana contains...