Marijuana

Marijuana

MARIJUANA contains two of the most powerful carcinogens (cancer causing substances known to man). Marijuana is the most underestimated dangerous street drug used today. The so-called high from marijuana is not a high at all. Marijuana doesn’t create a delight, it dulls emotions. THC is the main ingredient in marijuana. High levels of THC are turning up in new, high potency forms of pot. Only a while ago, the majority of marijuana sold averaged about 1 or 2 percent of the drug, which was plenty. Today, you find pot with a THC content of 7 or even 10 percent. Moreover, marijuana stays in the body up to 28 days after use.



Short Term:
Increases heart rate; changes sex drive; lowers blood pressure; slows reaction time;
distorts perception of reality; impairs vision and concentration; impairs decision making,
and short term memory.
Long Term:
Increases risk for lung cancer; increases risk for heart and lung damage; psychological
dependence occurs with use of the drug; immune system impairment; decrease sperm
count; may increase risk of permanent brain damage.
 

  • Lack of motivation and decreased work performance
  • Loss of short term memory
  • Mood changes/ outbursts of anger
  • Depression and decreased concentration span
  • A change in behavior/blank stares
  • Carefree about physical appearance
  • Loss of weight and sleepiness
  • Red eyes and fatigue