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Marijuana Addiction

Adult Bum Lighting a SpliffMarijuana is a drug made from the leaves, flowers and extracts of the plant Cannabis sativa. It is also known for several names like pot, weed, hash etc. The plant is grown worldwide and is made to be a recreational drug in the U.S.Marijuana can be smoked in hand-rolled cigarettes, in pipes (bong). It can also be mixed in brownies, cookies, candy and even tea.


There is still a constant debate on the beneficial effects marijuana can give to the user. But mainly, the marijuana abuser usually loses awareness and contact of the different aspects of his/her life (i.e. circle of friends, job, studies, etc.) without knowing it.


Here are some signs and symptoms of marijuana intoxication:

  • Euphoria
  • Drowsiness
  • Time reversal
  • Memory Loss
  • Red eyes
  • Dry mouth
  • Increased heart rate
  • Cognitive impediments
  • Impaired reflexes and motor skills
  • Paranoia


Below are some more health risks of Marijuana abuse:

  • Abnormal brain functions (especially when abused at an early age)
  • Impair cognitive functions (especially when abused at an early age)
  • Change of brain structures similar to people with schizophrenia
  • Severe stomach pain
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • For the babies of pregnant users:
    • lower birth weight
    • poorer eyesight
    • defects in the heart
    • breathing problems
    • anacephaly (born without some or all of a brain)
  • Altered senses
  • Extreme mood swings
  • Motor skills impediment
  • Cognitive problems – thinking, problem-solving and memory
  • Breathing problems—lung illness, daily cough and phlegm
  • Hallucinations
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Suicidal thoughts


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