Marijuana is a psychoactive drug that shows the properties of a stimulant or a depressant.
Most marijuana is generally used via smoking although it is also possible to eat and add to drinks.
A primary and active component in marijuana is tetrahydrocannabinol also known as THC. The effects of marijuana depend on a number of factors including the type of marijuana that is being consumed.
Some of the effects include distorted perception, impaired coordination, difficulty in paying attention or thinking, and dilated blood vessels in the eyes.
Other effects include poor memory and learning ability, increased appetite, paranoia, deceived perception of time, and suppressed ability to vomit.
When one mixes alcohol and marijuana increases the likelihood of choking on one’s vomit if alcohol poisoning occurs in a simultaneous manner.
Research shows that long-term marijuana users experience cognitive effects such as memory deficits, lack of motivation, and decreased learning ability.
People who use marijuana a lot end up with mental health distortions which include depression and anxiety.
Marijuana is very addictive and can get in the way of academics, relationships, and others.
High usage of marijuana increases lower life satisfaction, poorer mental and physical health, less academic and career success, and others.
Some other long-term effects include shortness of breath, trouble exercising, and other respiratory diseases which may cause death in the future.
Marijuana is also used for other purposes such as hair creams and medical products. Using marijuana in such a way is legal in almost any country, however, other ways such as smoking the drug have been banned and anyone caught doing such a thing is likely to face a lot of years in jail.
By: Samuel Arthur