Physical Effects of Marijuana Some of the physical signs include Rapid heart rate, red eyes, dry mouth, slow reaction time, and the munchies, These effects will be reduced after 3 or 4 hours Although those effects go away in a short period of time marijuana stays in your system for about 24 hours
Mental Effects Mental Effects Include things like Short term memory loss, paranoia, random thinking, anxiety, and depression Some people may be more effected by these symptoms than others
Social Effects Some of the effects are more acceptance of bad behavior, poor relationships with parents and friends, and more hanging around with drug using friends. These are just some of the things that can happen to your social life. Your physical and mental effects will also effect your social skills.
Emotional Effects Some examples of emotional effects is aggression, depressed, and decreased appetite For most people when they are smoking marijuana it makes them happy and relaxed. After awhile depression kicks in and then some of there other symptoms.
Major Facts Marijuana is a mind altering drug. It is the most popular drug used in the U.S. There are many street names for the drug some examples include Mary Jane, pot, weed and grass. It can be taken in a variety of different ways it can be smoked or baked into other foods. It can lead to long term problems such as respiratory problems, and an increased risk of lung cancer
Statistics More than 200,00 students have been denied financial aid because a prior conviction. 13% of illegal drug users are African Americans, but they make up 67% of those sent to prison. Taxpayers lose more than 50 billion dollars each year to the drug war With all the inmates in federal prisons 55% of inmates are there because of drug offenses
Current Laws The possession of more than 30 g is considered a misdemeanor the first time. It is punishable for up to 1 year in jail and a $5,000 fine. The sale of less than 1,000 pounds is considered a felony and punishable from 1-3 years in prison. And the fine can be anywhere from $5,000-$25,000 The sale of 1,000 pounds is considered a felony and is punishable for 10 years in prison. And your fine is $100,000.
Programs Y.O.U, It is a program that help younger people overcome drugs and alcohol. There website is http://www.you10.org/youngovercomersunited/youweb.nsf /webpages/Home+Web+Page?opendocument Alpha House, there purpose is to help it’s clients break there addiction problem. The number you can reach them by is (412)-363-4220. There website is www.alphahouse.com/ Discovery House, there purpose is to treat people who have an addiction to drugs and alcohol. There website is www.discoveryhouse.com/home/wletter.aspx
My ideas/ Suggestions One thing I think we should do is to start cracking down on drug dealers and users more. We can make the punishment and fines more severe so maybe people will think more and not do it as often thinking that they will get caught. Start requiring drug test for all jobs so people will not be able to do it if they plan on getting a job. I foremost think that we should keep it illegal.
Creative/Supportive Actions Crack down more on know and suspected drug dealers. This will help the movement and use of marijuana. Arrest people on the spot for possessing or selling any amount of marijuana. This will scare people and they will think more about selling. Disguise cops as drug dealers to try and get people to purchase from them and then book them. Post rewards for people to turn drug dealers in. This will help people financially and it will help to keep drug dealers business down.
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