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Marijuana presentation

  1. 1. Facts and Information
  2. 2.  Scientific name Cannabis Sativa (the hempplant). Average age people start smoking marijuana isunder 14 years. THC is the primary mind-altering agent inmarijuana. In small doses, marijuana acts as a sedative. Inlarger amounts, it can cause hallucinations.
  3. 3.  THC-tetrahydrocannabinol Mood and mind altering. Reaches the brain rapidly within as little as 14seconds after inhalation. Binds to proteins in the blood. Stays stored in body fat tissues 5 Days aftersmoking. 20 percent of the THC remains stored in fat.
  4. 4.  Alters mood, coordination, memory, selfperception. Slowing time, heightened sensitivity, extremehunger, dry mouth. Hallucinations, delusions, anxiety, and paranoia. Alters several neurotransmitter systems in thebrain.
  5. 5.  70 percent more cancer causing chemicalbenzopyrene than in tobacco smoke. In laboratory tests, tars from marijuana smokeproduce tumors when applied to animal skin. Studies suggest that prolonged marijuana usecauses cancer. Reduces lung functions. Greater chance of contracting respiratoryillnesses.
  6. 6.  Increases heart rate and decreases bloodpressure. Abnormally low blood pressure. Decreases oxygen flow to the body. Individuals with angina and other cardiovascularproblems increase the danger of heart attackswhen they smoke marijuana.
  7. 7.  Marijuana is an Illegal drug.◦ Marijuana will cause you to lose your job!!!◦ You can go to jail!!! Dangerous & Risky◦ “gateway drug” Individuals who use are more likely to progress to otherdrugs.
  8. 8. http://www.atlantarecoverycenter.com/home.htm
  9. 9. For more information please contactShawn Linda Brown @708-655-2706By Email browlnd3@aol.comThank You
  10. 10. For more information please contactShawn Linda Brown @708-655-2706By Email browlnd3@aol.comThank You

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