What is Marijuana?

In the world today, one of the most abused drugs is marijuana. Some school of thoughts believe marijuana is safe while others don’t. And while marijuana is legal in some places, it is illegal in other places.

Our body does not recognize if a drug is legal or not. However, it only responds to the effect that a drug produces.

For those who do not know what marijuana looks like, it is a mix of extremely dried seeds, leaves, flowers and stems of the hemp plant. Usually, the color of this mixture is gray, brown or green. It is mind-blowing to know that several chemicals numbering 400 exists in marijuana.

Worthy of mention is the chemical that induces the “high” effect in humans. This chemical is known as Tetrahydrocannabinol which is also known as THC. One of the major reasons why marijuana is classified as a drug is because of the mind-modification effects that THC produces.

It is important to note that marijuana is not as harmless as people portray it to be. It is a natural substance that kills. When you inhale burning dried buds and leaves into your lungs, you are damaging it in the process. And in turn, this is harmful to your body.

Looking at the medical uses of marijuana, it comprises a chemical called cannabidiol (CBD). This CBD does not make you high, and researchers are still looking into the medical benefits of CBD.

Marijuana can be smoked in a dry pipe or a cigarette. Marijuana can also be taken with tea or food; this is commonly known as edibles. When the smoke is inhaled, the effect is felt within few minutes. The individual’s heartbeat increases, and it becomes hard to achieve balance and coordination.

The longer a person smokes marijuana, the more they expose their lungs to severe damage. There are a couple of adverse effects that comes with smoking marijuana, including increased chances of cancer. People who are addicted to marijuana need to seek medical help before it becomes too late.  

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