Marijuana was used around the world for medical
purposes. The first possible reference to Marijuana
in history was around 2900 BC when a Chinese
Emperor ,Fu Hsi, referenced Ma, which means
cannabis. Cannabis is Marijuana.
Marijuana can come into contact to the body
through inhaling, drinking, and eating it.
Inhaling through using a pipe, cigarette and
inhaling the fumes is most common.
Eating it in a mixed dish.
There are even people who add to drinks like tea.
Marijuana is a Schedule 1 drug.
-What does that mean?
A Schedule 1 Drug are drugs that are not used for
any medical purposes and are highly addictive like
Marijuana is in the most dangerous drug category.
-You will be given a fine and an amount of time in
-You can go to jail and fined for possession, selling,
or growing Marijuana.
-Your jail and fine can be doubled if selling to a
minor or having it near public places-like a school.
-Fines and jail time also increases on how much
you have in possession or how many plants you
The most active chemical in Marijuana is delta-9-
tetrahydrocannabinol or THC for short.
THC is measured to see how potent or strong the
There are also numerous other chemicals that can
cause cancer and other serious health effects to the
Marijuana causes damage to many different health
systems throughout the body and can cause
damage such as cancer. The next slides will go
with these health effects.
Short term use- causes distortion of sensory
Long term use- can cause depression when not
using the drug.
Short term- After using the drug it increases blood
pressure and heart beat. It could potentially cause
you to have a heart attack after use.
Long term- Cumulative times using the drug
increases chance of heart attack and other heart
issues like heart disease.
Short term- after use may cause the user to feel
hungry due to marijuana drying up the digestive
Long term- Drying up the digestive tract over time
can cause constipation and other digestive issues.
Smoking Marijuana causes lung damage and
damages the body’s air pathways like throat.
Long term exposure can cause lung cancer and
THC has been known to cause memory loss and
the inability for students to learn as accurately as
Getting addicted to Marijuana can cause the user
to feel sad/depress when not in touch with it.
Marijuana can cause the user to develop Paranoia.
Paranoia-when the user with paranoia cannot trust
This can cause them to not trust family and long
time friends and break off from society making
Not only can the person develop Paranoia and not
trust their family but can also develop an
addiction. Their addiction ruin families by
spending money on the drugs to the point of
possibly stealing money to buy it making the
family distrust the user.
Most commonly mixed with Alcohol.
Mixing this drug with Alcohol can cause effects
that neither drinks have alone.
Most users feel nauseous or have to vomit after
use. These drugs make you feel sick.
Both impair a person’s driving abilities and it is
not a good idea to drive under their influence.
Marijuana has been used throughout history as a
Marijuana can relieve the pain of those with severe
reoccurring headaches, cancers, and help with
3. The drug this Power Point was about.
4. THC causes this mental issue.
6. term used when someone must have the
drug to function.
8. Used for this medical use (2 words).
10. The punishments for having drug. (3 words)
11. Most common use of drug.
12. A street name used for Marijuana
13. The main active chemical in Marijuana.
14. Item used to smoke it out of.
1. Most common drug it is mixed with.
2. A lung disease from the drug.
5. The classification for the drug.
7. Long term use of drug on the Cardiovascular system
9. A side effect that makes you distrust others.
10. Chinese Emperor that used Marijuana.