Negative Effects Of Marijuana

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How many deaths are attributed to alcohol and tobacco a year? How many deaths are attributed to marijuana ? Alcohol approximately has about 88,000 deaths a year and tobacco has approximately 41,000 people per year, while marijuana had a total of zero deaths. Marijuana is judged to be a bad drug. Marijuana is made from flowers and leaves of a plant called Cannabis Sativa, which is another name for marijuana. The main ingredient in marijuana is THC- tetrahydrocannabinol. Marijuana goes all the way back to “Evidence of marijuana cultivation reaches back as far as 2737 B.C. China, where it was used as an treatment for Rheumatism, malaria, and absent mindedness”(Miller 1). “The Spanish brought pot to America in 1545, and the English arrived with …show more content…
Marijuana contains cannabidiol and tetrahydrocannabinol. CBD can impact the brain without being high and THC can relieve pain. Marijuana helps with a lot of health problems, some you may not even think of. The main health problem is Glaucoma. “ Marijuana decreases the pressure inside the eye”(Welsh and Loria 2). This would relieve pain that you would receive from the pressure in your eye. According to the National Eye Institute.“ Studies in the early 1970’s showed that marijuana when smoked lowered intraocular pressure (IOP) in people with normal pressure and those with Glaucoma.”(Welsh and Loria 3). The Drug could slow the progression and prevent blindness of the …show more content…
There are no cases of any deaths due to overdose. Also there is a synthetic marijuana called K2 or spice. That could be very deadly. "A typical manufacturer receives the powder and dissolves it in acetone to create a liquid solution. They then spray it on a plant material. As the solution dries, it leaves only the chemical, such as JWH-018; XLR-11, a cancer treatment drug; or JWH-18, used in fertilizers. The chemicals vary widely and many of them have not been tested on human or animals" ( Zimmer 1). This could be very detrimental to the person taking this drug. A lot of cases have had marijuana a part of it, but it would also be connected with another drug or alcohol, so marijuana could never really be the reason of a tragic

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