The Consequences Of Smoking Marijuana

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On the fateful day of April 22nd, 2015, I was unfortunately carrying marijuana and a small pipe on me and then was caught by police. I now have to pay many hefty fines and preform many hours of community service. What I regret most about smoking marijuana is all of the time I wasted while being high and just not being able to be productive like I would have been sober. Instead I spent my time playing video games mindlessly, dazing into the television, or just sleeping instead of possibly studying or being active. I can recall instances where I needed to read or study for a test or quiz and instead I would smoke then not be able to study because I could not concentrate. Even though it made me lazy I still continued to smoke it because it seem …show more content…
I now have around one-thousand dollars in fines and hopefully this mark gets off my record because if it does not I may never be able to get a job. I most likely will now also be on some sort of probation for about a year which means I may not get any other sort of ticket or else the mark stays on my record. Smoking marijuana has affected me socially because I only hang out with people who smoke marijuana so there is only more influence and pressure to continue to smoke more since everybody is alright with it. These people also tend to persuade me to not do the work I am supposed to do but instead smoke or just completely skip my assignment. Marijuana is also a gateway drug because if people think this drug is ok to use and its affects are not long lasting, than why would any other drug be considered harmful. I have first-hand experience of people who started smoking marijuana and then continued to do harder and harder drugs and end up not graduating high school and then dropping off the face of the earth, or so it …show more content…
After I was caught by police I quit smoking and I studied for my finals nonstop and if I had not of gotten caught and continued to smoke my grades would not have gotten better and my GPA would have plummeted. After my parents found out about my citations they were very disappointed in me and I completely lost their trust. They are making me pay for it so now I am having tom work 45 plus hours a week in order to have enough money for my court fines. If there was any way to go back in time and correct this mistake just to get my parents respect back, I would take it. My life long term would have been affected because if my grades continued to drop there is the possibility I might not even graduate from the university. If I do end up graduating there is no way I could ever get a job with marijuana in my system. And if the possession charge does not get off my record would bring even more

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