Effects Of Marijuana

Marijuana is a mood altering or psychoactive drug that has
many nicknames, such as pot, weed, ganja, sensi, herb, and
others. It is an ancient drug that dates back to hundreds of
years to Asia. Many cultures have used it during meditation,
religious worship, and for intoxication. Marijuana itself comes
from the Indian Hemp plant. It is the third most widely used
drug in the United States, according to a survey taken in 1988,
and it is the number one illegally used drug in the United
States. Marijuana is so popular that an estimated one out of
every three people in the US have tried it and around 44% of US
high school students have smoked it. Marijuana users are not
easily ...

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ways, through a pipe, a joint, blunt. A joint is a
rolled piece of paper that is twisted at the ends. A blunt is
normally an emptied cigar wrapper filled with marijuana. In a
blunt you can fit much more marijuana. Though a blunt isn't
always purely marijuana, it can be mixed with other drugs such as
angel dust.
The results are varied when someone smokes marijuana.
Different people will get different results, and certain types of
cannabis can cause different effects. The amount of THC
(marijuana's main active chemical) may also change the result.
If alcohol, or other drug use is occurring while smoking
marijuana, the effect could be different. A first time marijuana
smoker will probably feel no effect. A chronic or heavy user
will get a high (intoxication). When a person is high, normal
sights, sounds, tastes, or events can seem very funny or
interesting. When intoxicated, time seems to pass a lot slower.
To the user, minutes will seem like hours. The ...

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