Effects Of Marijuana

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Marijuana and the Effects Marijuana is a commonly used drug in America (Downes 1). Its use has been around for a long time now. Recent results from research on the use of marijuana indicate that its use by young people increases by almost ten percent per year (Philip 1). These results coincide with the positive attitude by youths towards the effects and risks of consuming marijuana (Lane 2). The marijuana tree grows in many parts of the world. The Cannabis Sativa is the plant, which produces marijuana. The plant has Tetrahydrocannabinol, a chemical that causes alteration of the normal functioning of body organs such as the mind and heart when ingested (3). According to medical experts marijuana leads to both long-term and short effects, …show more content…
Most importantly, marijuana is effective in treating certain conditions or relieving their signs. Additionally, the positive medical effects of marijuana lay a good basis for legalizing the use of marijuana. Hence, as much as its control may be effective in reducing its impact on users and the community, there is a need to examine the need for marijuana legalization based on its medical and recreational significance.

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