Well today we’re having ‘Friday Fun Day,’ were we can post about whatever we want. So i’m going to talk about weed and why it’s so great. To start us off, there are many different names for marijuana. Pot, herb, weed, grass, widow, boom, ganja, hash, Mary Jane, Cannabis, skunk, and chronic. What is Marijuana you ask? Marijuana is a mind-altering drug which ranks as the most popular illegal drug used in the United States. It is a mix of dried flowers, leaves, and stems from the hemp plant Cannabis sativa. The main active ingredient in marijuana is THC (delta 9 tetrhydrocannabinol). What does Marijuana look like? It looks like a mixture of dried leaves, sticks, and flowers. It can range in color from green, purple, orange, or brown (that’s what you don’t want). How is it taken? The most common way to take Marijuana is to smoke it. Users will roll it into a cigarette “joint,” put it into an emptied cigar casing “blunts” and smoke it in a pipe or a water-pipe “bong.” It can also be baked into food and eaten or mixed in tea. There are many different myths about marijuana.
1. Use of marijuana can lead to lung damage and cancer- According to a study by UCLA in 1997, even prolonged and heavy marijuana smoking causes no serious lung damage. In fact; ingesting marijuana in baked foods can completely eliminate the resk of cancer and respiratory diseases.
2. Marijuana use leads to harder drugs- According to statistics of the government of the U.S., over 75 percent of all Americans who use marijuana have never used any harder drugs.
3.Use of marijuana impairs learning ability- According to a U.s. government study, heavy marijuana use may impair learning ability. However, it should be noted that the study says “HEAVY MARIJUANA USE” and “MAY” that suggests that even the study cannot precisely say that heavy use of marijuana impairs learning ability.
4.Use of marijuana is addictive in nature- Medical studies have confirmed over a period of time that marijuana is less habit forming than caffeine.
So, there are a couple things about marijuana that I thought you would to know. Have a good day.