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  1. 1. Jacob ZentnerWellnessPowerPoint11-24-11 Marijuana
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. 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.
  12. 12. Work Cited Drugs.com | Prescription Drug Information, Interactions & Side Effects. Web. 25 Nov. 2011. <http://www.drugs.com/>. "Effects of Marijuana - The Health Effects of Marijuana." Alcoholism - The Alcoholism Home Page. Web. 25 Nov. 2011. <http://alcoholism.about.com/od/pot/a/effects.- Lya.htm>. "Pa State Laws." Web. 24 Nov. 2011. "Striking Weed Statistics." Web. 24 Nov. 2011. WebMD - Better Information. Better Health. Web. 25 Nov. 2011. <http://www.webmd.com/>.