Teenagers across the globe are the worst and most susceptible victims of drugs and hallucinogens of any form; the same remains true in the case of marijuana too. Marijuana is available to them in various forms such as “pot,” “grass,” “herb,” “weed,” “Mary Jane,” “reefer,” “skunk,” “boom,” “gangster,” “kief,” “chronic,” and “ganja.” These differ in name, constitution and effect. Studies prove that more than80 % of teenagers who smoke marijuana believe that everybody round them smokes ‘pot’ and it is a fairly common thing. Lot of misconceptions and utter lack of knowledge about marijuana is also a big problem faced by teens. What we need is an effective system to dish out proper information about such substances to the youth at the right times. Read on to find some interesting facts about marijuana for teenagers. We have also included some medical facts that may interest you.
Marijuana facts for teenagers
If you are going to start smoking weed just because you believe everyone around you is using marijuana too, watch out! It’s a lie. In fact the total no of teenagers using marijuana has come down in the past twenty years by a huge margin. Believing this myth also gives an excuse to many for starting to smoke marijuana and become addicted in due course of time. Similarly there is a feeling that marijuana has no side effects on the body in long terms. This is again a misconception. For starters marijuana smoking can affect your concentration, coordination and memory. For students it can also hamper your learning capabilities to a high extent due to THC affecting your brain function. Apart from these many people think that you get a limited time high from marijuana but forget to understand that this high can result in you doing things that you may not do while being your right senses. This increases the risk with many new scenarios such as unprotected sexual behaviour, rash driving and other senseless activities becoming more prudent. A very common thought is that vaporizers and bongs make marijuana smoking completely harmless. It is true that these methods do ensure reduction of burnt up waste entering our air ducts but still these are not as safe they sound; at least chemically.
Though many believe that there are no long term side effects of marijuana it has been proven that marijuana addiction can lead to loss of memory and brain function decrease. Smoking marijuana can definitely help you in inviting respiratory problems as your lungs constantly get damaged by the particles in the burnt up marijuana smoke. Researchers believe that people smoking marijuana stand three times more susceptible to cancer than people who don’t. In a short time effect we can see that people using cannabis get an instant high which is associated with a sudden increase in blood pressure which can again increase the risks of cardiac arrest. These are further increase if you are on medication or are using marijuana with some other drug. Marijuana in fact can even lead you to a preliminary stage of psychosis. If you are buying joints from an outer source you are also risking the chance of falling victim to an adulterated product which may or may not be healthy.
Finally remember that in most of the countries around the planet including United States Marijuana is a banned substance its possession and distribution can actually get you locked up for a good amount of your life. And a puff of dreams is not worth wasting your whole real life for.
a in fact can even lead you to a preliminary stage of psychosis. If you are buying joints from an outer source you are also risking the chance of falling victim to an adulterated product which may or may not be healthy.
Finally remember that in most of the countries around the planet including United States Marijuana is a banned substance its possession and distribution can ac