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Marijuana. Myths & Realities. Who is using marijuana?. Who Is Using marijuana?. 8 th 10 th 12 th Past Moth 7.2% 17.6% 22.6% Daily 1.3% 3.6% 6.6% . To Use or Not to Use!. Pros. Cons.

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Marijuana

Marijuana

Myths & Realities


Who is using marijuana

Who is using marijuana?


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Who Is Using marijuana?

  • 8th 10th 12th

  • Past Moth 7.2% 17.6% 22.6%

  • Daily 1.3% 3.6% 6.6%


To use or not to use

To Use or Not to Use!

  • Pros

  • Cons


Top 5 reasons teenagers begin to smoke marijuana

Top 5 Reasons Teenagers begin to Smoke Marijuana?

  • Curiosity

  • Peer group pressure

  • Desire to appear more grown-up

  • Pleasurable effects

  • Coping device


Points to make

Points to Make

  • More students report that their close friends would disapprove if they smoked marijuana.

  • Marijuana is capable of providing a temporary state of euphoria…but after the effects of the drug wear off…. you may have more problems then when you started!

  • There is nothing magical about marijuana!


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Marijuana

  • How do we get Marijuana in our bodies?

  • How quickly does it effect our bodies?

  • How long do the effects last?


Immediate effects of marijuana

Immediate effects of marijuana

  • Increase in heart rate & pulse rate

  • Reddening of the eyes

  • Dryness in the mouth and throat

  • Mild decrease in body temperature

  • Increase in restlessness

  • Change in sensory perception

  • Impairs short term memory


Long term effects of marijuana

Long term effects of marijuana

  • THC is absorbed in many of your organs

  • Changes structure of brain cells (a-motivational syndrome)

  • Increase heart rate by 50%, results in decrease in blood supply to the heart

  • Inflammation of the lungs

  • Affect white blood cell count

  • Effects to the male & female reproductive systems


Legal issues

Legal Issues

  • Decriminalization

  • Legalization


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