Marijuana


An ongoing research project headed by associate professor of
psychiatry Harrison Pope had one subject who had smoked every
day for a long time. To participate in the research-which actually
concerned not drug use but testosterone-he had to stop his use.
The man had been such a heavy use that, even four weeks after quitting,
detectable cannabis residue appeared in his urine. But one day soon
thereafter he told Pope that he "woke up and felt alert for the first time
in years. The acute effects of marijuana, whose botanical name is
cannabis, are well documented, but scientists know far less about the
residual, or long-term results of its intake.

Marijuana is a drug made from the dried ...

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name for hemp.

Effects

Marijuana contains more than 400 chemicals. When smoked, it
produces over 2,000 chemical that enter the body through the lungs. These
chemicals have a variety of immediate, short-term effects. In addition,
the repeated use of marijuana has been linked to a number of long-term
effects short- Term Effects of marijuana include both psychological and
physical reactions, known a s a high, consists of changes in the user's
feelings and thoughts. Such changes are caused mainly by THC, a chemical
in marijuana that impairs brain function. The effects of a marijuana high
vary from person to person and from one time to another in the same
individual. In most cases, the high consists of a dreamy, relaxed state in
which users seem more aware of their senses and feel that time is moving
slowly. Sometimes, however, marijuana produces a feeling of panic and
dread. The different reactions result partly from the concentration of
THC in the marijuana. Other ...

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Added: 5/11/2004 03:01:45 PM
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