What is Marijuana? Marijuana is a Green, Brown, or Gray mixture of dried leaves and seeds. Common known names for Marijuana are: PotHerbWeedGrass Mary Jane GangsterChronic
What Does Marijuana Cause? All forms of Marijuana are mind-altering. (They change how the brain works.) Marijuana contains THC, and 400 other chemicals Marijuana’s effects on the user differ depend on the strength or potency of the THC. Thought the potency has increased in Marijuana since the 1970’s
Negative EffectsShort Term Effects Distorted perception (sights, sounds, time, touch) Problems with memory and Learning Loss of Coordination Trouble with thinking and problem-solving Increased heart rate, reduced blood pressure. Sometimes Marijuana use can also produce anxiety, fear, distrust, or panic.
Effect on the Brain Active ingredient in Marijuana, Delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC This can cause you: Hallucinations Delusions Impaired Memory Disorientation
Long-Terms Effects Respiratory Problems THC plays a roll in cancer Failure in your Immune System Risk of Heart Attack Impaired Judgment Risk of addiction
Marijuana Behaviors Behaviors range from: Loss of self control Unusual behavior Hallucinations Loss of reality Decrease in alertness Risk of Schizophrenia