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  1. 1. The effects it has on the human mind and body. In the family of: Distortion of reality
  2. 2. How the drug affects you: <ul><li>Impairs or reduce short-term memory </li></ul><ul><li>Alter sense of time </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce ability to do things which require concentration, swift reactions, and coordination, such as driving a car or operating machinery. </li></ul><ul><li>Marijuana impairs a user’s judgment </li></ul><ul><li>Shortened attention span and distractibility. </li></ul><ul><li>Anxiety and panic attacks (fear of losing control) </li></ul><ul><li>Increased heart rate and risk of heart attack </li></ul><ul><li>Increased risk of schizophrenia in vulnerable individuals. </li></ul><ul><li>Problems with memory and learning </li></ul><ul><li>Lowered motivation. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Mental addiction </li></ul><ul><li>Withdrawal symptoms from stopping drug use (in a chronic user). </li></ul><ul><li>Irritability, sleeplessness, impaired appetite, aggression. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Slang terms <ul><li>Grass </li></ul><ul><li>Pot </li></ul><ul><li>Dank </li></ul><ul><li>Bud </li></ul><ul><li>Mary Jane </li></ul><ul><li>Dope </li></ul><ul><li>Indo </li></ul><ul><li>Hydro </li></ul><ul><li>Ganga </li></ul><ul><li>M.J. </li></ul><ul><li>Cannabis tea </li></ul><ul><li>Joint </li></ul><ul><li>Blunt </li></ul>
  5. 5. Ways to smoke marijuana
  6. 6. Myths: <ul><li>Marijuana is harmless </li></ul><ul><li>Marijuana is not as bad as cigarettes. </li></ul><ul><li>Driving while high is safer then driving drunk </li></ul><ul><li>I can smoke pot and still get straight A’s </li></ul><ul><li>Marijuana is not addictive </li></ul>
  7. 7. Dangers of Marijuana on body: <ul><li>Contains more than four hundred dangerous chemicals. </li></ul><ul><li>THC changes how the brain works. </li></ul><ul><li>Harmful to the lungs because users often inhale the unfiltered smoke deeply and hold it in their lungs as long as possible. Therefore, the smoke is in contact with lung tissues for long periods of time, which irritates the lungs and damages the way they work. </li></ul><ul><li>Marijuana smoke contains some of the same ingredients in tobacco smoke that can cause emphysema and cancer. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Similar drugs: <ul><li>Hash </li></ul><ul><li>Hash oil </li></ul><ul><li>Kief </li></ul><ul><li>Resin </li></ul>
  9. 9. Short term effects of Marijuana: <ul><li>Dizzy and trouble walking </li></ul><ul><li>Silly and giggly for no reason </li></ul><ul><li>Very red, bloodshot eyes </li></ul><ul><li>Hard time remembering things that just happened. </li></ul><ul><li>“Munchies”: Really hungry </li></ul><ul><li>It can cause chest pain in people who have a poor blood supply to the heart. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Long term effects of Marijuana <ul><li>Young people who smoke marijuana heavily over long periods of time can become dull, slow moving, and inattentive </li></ul><ul><li>Respiratory problems </li></ul><ul><li>Effects immune system </li></ul>
  11. 11. Medical use: <ul><li>In the treatment of cancer to reduce the nausea caused by chemotherapy </li></ul><ul><li>For aids wasting syndrome </li></ul><ul><li>To relieve muscle spasms and tremors in people with multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injuries </li></ul><ul><li>To treat glaucoma by reducing intraocular pressure </li></ul><ul><li>To treat chronic pain. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Works Cited <ul><li>Hermes, William J. Marijuana: Its Effects On the Mind and Body. New York City: Chelsea House, 1992. Print. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Marijuana: Quick Facts.&quot; Drug Free World. Web. 16 Oct. 2009. <>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Marijuana.&quot; The Foundation for a Drug-Free America. Web. 17 Oct. 2009. <>. </li></ul><ul><li>Somdahl, Gary L. Marijuana: Drug Dangers. Berkely Heights: Enslow, 1999. Print. </li></ul>