Using either smoked marijuana or oral preparations of delta-9-THC (marijuana’s main active ingredient), researchers have conducted controlled studies. These studies demonstrate marijuana’s usefulness in reducing nausea and vomiting, stimulating appetite, promoting weight gain, and diminishing intraocular pressure from glaucoma. There is also evidence that smoked marijuana and/or THC reduce muscle spasticity from spinal cord injuries and multiple sclerosis, and diminish tremors in multiple sclerosis patients. Other therapeutic uses for marijuana have not been widely studied. However, patients and physicians have reported that smoked marijuana provides relief from migraine headaches, depression, seizures, insomnia, and chronic pain (135).
Some of its characteristics are that it has large green leaves, hollow square stems, and white flowers with purple calyces, which similarly characterizes the sage plant. Recently, this unique plant has become popular among people, especially young adults and adolescents ("Salvia divinorum”, 2008). Since Salvia divinorum is an ethnobotanical plant, it can produce changes in perception, hallucinations, and other psychologically induced changes, therefore engaging people’s attention for its recreational use. The psychoactive component (the element that produces hallucinogenic effects) of Salvia divinorum is Salvinorin A and is currently the most potent naturally occurring hallucinogen in the world (Salvia divinorum, 2006). Salvinorin A induces an intense, short lived hallucinogenic experience qualitatively distinct from that induced by the classical hallucinogens lysergic acid diethylamide, psilocybin, and mescaline (Chavkin, 2004).
They should spread the word and tell people taking drugs is against the law or that drugs are bad for your health or even that drugs can make you go bankrupt. If people know the damage that drugs can do then they will not want to take them. The police can also eliminate drugs by sending in more undercover police officers and having them pretend to be
Marijuana has been shown to have some positive mental effects, particularly increasing creativity. According to Wired, “One study tested participants on their ability to come up with different words related to a concept, and found that using cannabis allowed people to come up with a greater range of related concepts.” Other researchers have found that some participants improved their “verbal fluency.” This is because when marijuana is smoked, it makes the brain release dopamine, which makes feel the brain more relaxed, allowing it to perceive things differently. I have a few friends who are art designers, and they smoke before they start to paint because they say that weed gives them better perspective on their
That's when they are most fragile to get addicted to Marijuana. Peele went into deep detail about how Marijuana makes negative situations into positive ones. "As a general rule, addicted users come to rely—or depend—on the drug experience as an essential coping mechanism and way of navigating life". Once the person becomes relient to Marijuana for day to day activities, that's when they know they are addicted. Many on the other hand believe that marijuana is not addicting.
Medicinal Marijuana: A Positive Viewpoint Traditionally, the effects of marijuana on human physiology have not been perceived as positive: impaired judgment, dizziness, and loss of motor skills commonly accompany the ‘high’ that cannabis gives its user. With overuse, hallucinations and endocrine disorders can occur. However, its adverse effects on the body should not be mistaken for total uselessness to the medical community. Some of its uses, which will be discussed below, include treatment for glaucoma, cancer, multiple sclerosis, and symptoms of AIDS. Alongside the documented scientific uses of marijuana, the grassroots movement for its legalization as a medical treatment is entrenched in politics that, some say, have no place in science.
When a beekeeper places his hives of bees in an orchard so that the bees can gather nectar to produce honey, the bees pollinate the orchard, which increases the yield of fruit. This benefits a. only the beekeeper. b. the beekeeper, but creates a negative externality because the bees are a hazard to the orchard owner. c. only the owner of the orchard. d. both the beekeeper and the orchard owner.
Some of these symptoms occur as a result of the body detoxifying itself to fend off the mycotoxins. Other symptoms occur due to the presence of microbial volatile organic compounds, fumes that impact the central nervous system. The longer you breathe in black mold, the greater your risk. Possible Cancer Risk • The Environmental Protection Agency states that more research is needed before absolutely confirming a link between black mold and cancer, but also notes that evidence shows a possible link between mycotoxins and liver cancer. Given that mycotoxins may have carcinogenic properties, you should immediately remove yourself from any black mold environment and have the spores professionally removed.
Also, one of the main ingredients called THC as a hallucinogen will disturb users’ sensory experience. “THC causes animals to misjudge events,” reported Ronald Siegel (Myers116), which means that THC would increase the dose of cocaine Houston takes because after taking marijuana, Houston was unable to realize that she had overdosed on cocaine and kept taking it. Therefore, taking marijuana and cocaine at the same time results in a chemical reaction to drive users take more cocaine, which strengthen depressed feelings eventually. Xanax, as an antianxiety drug, relieves users’ nervous tension by slowing down the movement of chemicals in the brain that may cause unbalance of chemicals, and it will calm central nervous system to cause sleepiness as well. So the dizziness caused by Xanax makes Whitney Houston unconscious when she was in a
Even though many would argue that diet drinks are healthier, the truth is that diet drinks are very harmful to one’s health. Diet drinks have been created in order to offer a drink with fewer sugars. The sugars have been replaced with an artificial sweetener called Aspartame. Aspartame is compiled of aspartic acid, Methanol, and Phenylalanine (Gold 2-5). Each of these acids alone is a dangerous force so one can only imagine what can be accomplished when they combine.