What you need to know About Marijuana
It is without a doubt the most commonly used drug around and with 100’s of different street names and relations, marijuana most commonly known weed or pot. The reason why it remains a drug and an illegal drug at that is because many people do not realise the damage it can bring, most of the population believe it to be harmless. Marijuana originates from a plant called CannibisSativa, THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) being the main mind-altering ingredient in Marijuana. But THC is not the only chemical found in the drug – a further 400 chemicals are known to exist within.
Users of the drug experience a high due to the strength of the drug – this all hinges around the amount of THC that it contains within the crop. The strength of the Marijuana differs and is based on the type of plant, the soil it grows in, the weather and the location and time of year the plant is harvested. Users find that todays product is approximately 10 times stronger than it was 30 years ago when drugs were in fashion. This is all down to the larger dosage and increase in THC found in the plant which in turn can increase the possibility of health issues to any users.
What Length of time does Marijuana Chemicals Stay in the Body?
Being the main chemical, THC when inhaled is absorbed through the lungs into the blood transferring through the body and primarily can be found in fat tissues in the liver, lungs and testes. The body is sensitive to THC and acts in a way in which to get rid of the chemical but forming metabolites. If ever a user of marijuana was to undergo a drug test, signs of THC can be traced in urine up to a week later and in blood test from anywhere to 2 to 4 weeks after using the drug.
How people use Marijuana?
The drug Marijuana has several other by products which derive from Cannabis and these are most commonly smoked like a cigarette or in a pipe/water pipe. The most popular is referred to as a “Joint” and this is when the user will loosely roll a cigarette like instrument. Smoking Marijuana might be the popular choice for most users, but it is not the only option – users can also add Marijuana to brewed tea or mix into baked goods such as cakes and brownies.
Immediate effects of Smoking Marijuana might include?
Most marijuana users will argue that the drug is considered a mild hallucinogen – but it’s immediate effects include increasing the blood pumping around your body, speeding your heartbeat and causing bloodshot eyes. Unbeknown to some, marijuana can impair or reduce short term memory and alter a users sense of time. Other effects include the inability to do things that require concentration, quick reactions and coordination.
Most generally, users will feel the “high” effects of smoking/using the drug within a few minutes.
How does smoking Marijuana Effect your Lungs?
As you would a cigarette, you are inhaling unfiltered smoke as well as bringing the smoke into direct contact with the lung tissue several times and for long periods. This irritates the lungs as well as damaging the way in which they are intended to work. Cancerous ingredients found in tobacco can also be a major problem for the lungs. The tars which are a by product of smoking both Marijuana and cigarettes are also a problem and have been found to produce tumors, which is also a problem for the lungs.
What are the dangers of using Marijuana?
The dangers of Marijuana include the following –
• Increase in users Heart Rate
• Panic Attacks
• Minor Hallucinations
• Lack of Motivation and Energy
• Lack of Judgement
• Lack of Perception
• Diminished Short-Term Memory and sometimes memory loss
• Reduction and loss of Concentration and Coordination
• Increased Risk of Cancer
• Damage to the Respiratory, Reproductive and Immune Systems
Marijuana is a dangerous and illegal drug –users of the drug may find themselves getting addicted easily and becoming an active user. With the effects and damages that smoking Marijuana possesses this is enough to put anybody from smoking the plant. One final point to mention is that Marijuana is believed to offer several medical benefits. While recreational use is frowned upon, medical use is becoming ever so popular in the treatment for preventing blindness as well as treating glaucoma. This however is a dangerous route to go down and is still not legal even for medical use in several countries and nations.
We must remember that the abusive of using once product can cause unwanted of that thing. Proper medication and proper usage can help and cure us. We just know our limits.