Marijuana: Assassin of Youth

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Assassin of Youth

“Assassin of Youth“, is a nickname from the 1930’s for the commonly known substance marijuana. For readers who are not fully aware of what cannabis is, this is a dictionary definition of cannabis, a strong-smelling plant from whose dried leaves a number of euphoriant, and hallucinogenic drugs are prepared. This drug has over 200 names that are used on the street. Marijuana, is the main topic for many debates across the nation. The fact that citizens in America actually believe it has potential to be a positive change in our economy, and society. Hopefully, before you read this, you had the right idea that pot is not a positive things at all. After you read this, I can only pray that you are officially convinced that marijuana is the wrong way to go, and that there are other alternatives to saving our economy. Some people believe there are no long term effects from smoking marijuana. Marijuana can have both long term and short term effects. If you smoke marijuana it affects the brain, lungs, nervous system, and heart. So if you think smoking marijuana is harming nobody reconsider, because you're harming yourself. Cannabis does not just affect you physically, but also emotionally, socially, and mentally. Marijuana, is very harmful to the brain. The active ingredient in marijuana, “delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol “ abbreviated to THC, acts on cannabinoid receptors on nerve cells, and triggers the activity of those cells. Some brain areas have many receptors, but other areas of the brain have few or none at all. Researchers have found that THC changes the way in which sensory information gets into and is acted on by the “hippocampus“. Learning, is a very important aspect in society today. This part of the brain includes learning. Therefore, marijuana becomes an obstacle on the road of education, and path to success. The receptors are found in the parts of the brain that influence pleasure, memory, thought, concentration,...
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