The Negative Effects Of Marijuana

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Register to read the introduction… I searched the Internet for an article on marijuana’s effects on our physical body and here was some down falls. First, Marijuana causes a slight loss of motor control and coordination. Marijuana burns at higher temperatures compared to tobacco producing hotter smoke with more chemicals. This exposes the lining of our lungs to more damage and carcinogens then tobacco, which has already been linked to the cause of millions of cases of lung cancer. In addition, Marijuana causes great loss of motivation and energy that causes users to become sluggish and slow. These effects last as long as the user is high and then demoniac. I thought about this and realized the problem here lies in the chronic users who are intoxicated all the time. The harmful effects are not on the body, but in the person’s life. Our society demands lots of energy and motivation when working for a successful life that people will lack if smoking on an everyday basis. Users will end up having all their responsibilities pile up leaving inadequate time for carrying out the responsibilities. The result would be poor work. I guess this compares to China when Britain shipped tons of opium to them. Everyone started smoking opium, which made the whole country come to a halt. Eventually China collapsed and still has not recovered to this day. This article made me think the position I held for the legalization of marijuana was wrong and that it’s illegal for a good …show more content…
If legalized, only a very small amount of people would become heavy smokers. This brings to mind two drugs sold in the US that are huge parts of our economy, tobacco and alcohol. Both are physically addictive and kill hundreds of thousands of people every year. The greatest known fact about marijuana is in its 10,000 years of use not one single person has ever died from its effects. Alcohol is abused more than any other drug and produces violent behavior in intoxicated people. Alcohol causes neurological damage as well as damage to our organs. Thinking about these aspects of alcohol makes it look worse then marijuana, yet it is

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