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MARIJUANA What’s the big deal? . PRESENTED BY: APRIL DEMERS. MARIJUANA CONFUSION Is it legal? Is it safe? Is it medicine? Is it better than other drugs? Is it addictive? Is it OK for me to use?. MARIJUANA WHAT IS IT?. What is Marijuana ?.

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MARIJUANA What’s the big deal?

PRESENTED BY:

APRIL DEMERS


MARIJUANA CONFUSION Is it legal? Is it safe? Is it medicine? Is it better than other drugs? Is it addictive? Is it OK for me to use?


MARIJUANA WHAT IS IT?


What is Marijuana?

  • It is a psychoactive drug extracted from the plant Cannabis sativa.

  • The herbal form of the drug consists of dried mature flowers and leaves of female plants.

  • The resinous is known as hashish.

  • The biological active ingredient is THC.


Plant Size


Harvested Marijuana


Marijuana Plants-Separated


Pot Tarts


Medibles


MARIJUANAuse is ILLEGAL


Understanding Medical Marijuana in Michigan


What happens when someone uses marijuana?


MARIJUANA TODAY

  • INCREASED STRENGTH

  • STUDY OF LONG TERM USERS


MARIJUANA PHYSICAL PROBLEMS

  • Average joint contains 3 to 10 times the amount of “tar” or “resin” of a regular cigarette

  • Leads to cancer, emphysema, and bronchitis

  • Contains the same chemical ingredients and carcinogens as tobacco, but at a much higher quantity


Marijuana & Delta-9-THC

  • THC dissolves into white blood cells

  • White bloods cells containing THC become lethargic and apathetic

  • Reduced resistance to infection


Marijuana Physical Effects

  • Effects on Lungs

  • Effects on immune system


Brain Cell Activity

SLOWS DOWN


Thickens cell membrane 400 times


MARIJUANA

SKILL IMPAIRMENT

MARIJUANA USER

SIMPLE HAND SKILL

NON USER

SIMPLE HAND SKILL

Note: Subject not under influence during scan.

Airline pilot study…


Lack of motivation…

  • Only interested in immediate gratification

  • Lack of ambition

  • Increased appetite

  • Perception of time altered

  • Panic or paranoid state

  • Mild hallucinations


How Long does it stay in your system?


Half Life of Chemicals in the Body

  • One alcohol drink ½ hour

  • Marijuana depends on usage and body fat

    • MINUMUM of 48 – 72 hours

    • Usage of more than 3 times a week is defined as HEAVY USER


Flushing Marijuana from the Body

Up to 2 years of “non-usage” needed for body to get rid of THC from the brain


Gateway Drug?


QUESTIONS?


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