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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

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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%
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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  • 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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