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DRUGS: MARJUANA
What you don’t know……
Effects on the Brain & Body
ABOUT MARJUANA
 comes from the hemp plant Cannabis sativa
 the most frequently used illegal drug in the
U.S.
SIGNS OF USING MARIJUANA INCLUDE:
 Rapid heart rate
 Increased blood pressure
 Increased rate of breathing
 Red eyes
...
 The risks of smoking marijuana go up with heavy use.
Although the link has never been proven, many experts
believe heavy...
PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF MARIJUANA
 According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the
main effects of marijuana on m...
GATEWAY DRUG
 does smoking marijuana make someone more likely to try
cocaine, heroin, ecstasy, and other "hard" drugs? Th...
LOUISIANA MARJUANA CONVICTION
Offense Penalty Incarceration Max. Fine
Possession
Less than 60 lbs (first
offense)
not clas...
 Penalty Details
 Marijuana is a schedule I(C) hallucinogenic substance under
Louisiana law.
 Possession for Personal U...
CONSEQUENCES/LOCAL CONVICTIONS
 MEDIA RELEASE
04/17/14 Charmaine Nixon convicted of Possession
with Intent to Distribute ...
TODAY.
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TOMORROW
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The Effects of Marijuana/ Louisiana Marijuana Conviction Rates

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The Effects of Marijuana/ Louisiana Marijuana Conviction Rates

  1. 1. DRUGS: MARJUANA What you don’t know…… Effects on the Brain & Body
  2. 2. ABOUT MARJUANA  comes from the hemp plant Cannabis sativa  the most frequently used illegal drug in the U.S.
  3. 3. SIGNS OF USING MARIJUANA INCLUDE:  Rapid heart rate  Increased blood pressure  Increased rate of breathing  Red eyes  Dry mouth  Increased appetite, or "the munchies"  Slowed reaction time
  4. 4.  The risks of smoking marijuana go up with heavy use. Although the link has never been proven, many experts believe heavy pot smokers are at increased risk for lung cancer.  Heavy marijuana use lowers men's testosterone levels and sperm count and quality. Pot could decrease libido and fertility in some heavy-smoking men.  Contrary to what many pot smokers may tell you, marijuana is addictive, at least psychologically. Even among occasional users, one in 12 can feel withdrawal symptoms if they can't get high when they want to. Among heavy pot smokers, the rates of dependence are higher.  Many experts also believe that marijuana is physically addictive. Symptoms of withdrawal from pot might include:  Aggression  Anxiety  Depressed mood  Decreased appetite
  5. 5. PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF MARIJUANA  According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the main effects of marijuana on mood vary and may include euphoria, calmness, anxiety, or paranoia. Getting high or "stoned" is the reason most pot smokers use marijuana.  Other short-term psychological effects of pot include:  Distorted sense of time  Paranoia  Magical or "random" thinking  Short-term memory loss  Anxiety and depression
  6. 6. GATEWAY DRUG  does smoking marijuana make someone more likely to try cocaine, heroin, ecstasy, and other "hard" drugs? The jury is still out on this one. It's true that pot smokers are more likely to use other drugs after trying marijuana. What's not clear is whether smoking pot causes further drug use or if people who start smoking pot are just more likely to try drugs in general.  If you're wondering how long marijuana stays in your system after smoking, it depends on how often you smoke. Light users -- those who smoke pot once in a while -- will have a negative drug screen after a marijuana-free week. Heavy users -- sometimes called "stoners" -- may continue testing positive for a month after last smoking pot.
  7. 7. LOUISIANA MARJUANA CONVICTION Offense Penalty Incarceration Max. Fine Possession Less than 60 lbs (first offense) not classified 6 mos $ 500 Less than 60 lbs (second offense) not classified 5 years $ 2,500 Less than 60 lbs (subsequent offense) not classified 20 years $ 5,000 60 - 2000 lbs felony 5* - 30 years $ 100,000 2000 - 10,000 lbs felony 10* - 40 years $ 400,000 More than 10,000 lbs felony 25* - 40 years $ 400,000 First and second offenders may be eligible for probation. * Mandatory minimum sentence Distribution or Cultivation of Marijuana Any amount (first offense) not classified 5* - 30 years $ 50,000 Any amount (subsequent offense) not classified 10* - 60 years $ 100,000 To a minor not classified 45 - 90 years $ 75,000 Includes possession with intent to distribute * Mandatory minimum sentence
  8. 8.  Penalty Details  Marijuana is a schedule I(C) hallucinogenic substance under Louisiana law.  Possession for Personal Use  For first offenders, possession of less than 60 pounds of marijuana is punishable by a fine of up to $500 and/or up to 6 months of imprisonment. Second offenses are punishable by a fine of $250- $2500 and/or up to 5 years of imprisonment. Both first and second offenders may be eligible for probation, which will include 32 hours of community service and a substance abuse program, the cost of probation will be paid by the defendant. Third and subsequent offenses are punishable by a fine of up to $5,000 and/or up to 20 years of imprisonment.  See:  Louisiana Rev. Stat. § 40:966(E) Web Search  Possession of 60-2,000 pounds of marijuana is a felony and is punishable by 5-30 years of imprisonment and a fine of $50,000- $100,000. Possession of 2,000-10,000 pounds is a felony and is punishable by 10-40 years of imprisonment and a fine of $100,000- $400,000. Possession of 10,000 pounds or more of marijuana is a
  9. 9. CONSEQUENCES/LOCAL CONVICTIONS  MEDIA RELEASE 04/17/14 Charmaine Nixon convicted of Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana Charmaine Nixon (DOB: 12/27/1979) was convicted of Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana. This conviction carries a maximum sentence of 30 years or 60 years as a second felony offender. Sentencing will be imposed by Judge Anthony Marabella on August 21, 2014. This conviction was obtained by Assistant District Attorneys Kory Tauzin
  10. 10. TODAY.  Create “My Goals for the Week”
  11. 11. TOMORROW  Review Careers  Complete Career Goal Sheet

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