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Some call it the demon weed some call it just plane fun well here
is the official statistics on the plant known as Marijuana. For
starters we’ll go with the health part of the plant. Many
“Educational” and or other health videos in school have you believe that
Marijuana is going to ruin your life and leave you brain dead, but there
has been no known proof that it has had any long term brain damage to
the human brain. The only damage suggested by American Medical
Association (AMA) is that it effects the short term memory and they only
believe your memory will be affected as long as you smoke it in large
amounts afterwards when you quit they say memory should return to
normal. The AMA also states that the drug is better in your lungs than
Tabacco in the way that it does less damage because people smoke it less
to get the effects needed. They also say that you still shouldn’t smoke
it and it would be healthier to ingest the drug. There have also been
false reports made on the drug to scare people away from using it. For
instance Dr. Gabriel Nahas was fired for falsifying reports that the
drug did kill humans by experimenting on monkeys. He put the animals
into a room and exposed them to proportionally more Marijuana than a
human would smoke in a life time to prove his point, but he hid the fact
of the amount of smoke used. The AMA supports the legalization of
Marijuana because its applications to medical use in many ways.
Deaths due to weed. So far there have been no deaths due to
Marijuana recorded, in fact the only way to actually overdose on the
drug is by smoking three quarters of a ton of it in fifteen minutes!!
yes you heard it folks fifteen minutes! Doing this is humanly
impossible in fact you are more likely to pass out before accomplishing
this task. The only deaths are related to people using the drug then
trying to perform other tasks like driving or to perform some other task
which involves large amounts of concentration. In fact a only 75 people
in America are killed in Marijuana related incidents a year.
Here is a chart showing the deaths in overdose and or long term use of
other drugs in comparison to Marijuana per year.
Alcohol (excluding accident or crime)...... 125,000 +
Illegal Drugs (excluding Marijuana).......... 3,800-5,200
* Source Government Bureau of Mortality Statistics
The drug hasn’t been involved in many if at all any violent
crimes. In fact Federal Bureau of Narcotics Director Harry Anslinger
reports that Marijuana is not a violence inducing drug, it is the exact
opposite it is a anti-violent drug or a pacifist. Every year Twenty
million people either smoke or attempt to smoke the drug they include
Artists, Musicians, Writers, Inventors and yes even Lawyers. He says
that they could be some of the happiest people you know. :)
Marijuana is in no way addictive and the statement of the drug
being a stepping stone for greater more dangerous drugs is false.
Studies have shown that it has the same effect as Caffeine, sugar, or
alcohol. The only crimes usually ever committed are having the
possession or smoking the drug.
THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol is the active ingredient in Marijuana
it causes minor hallucinations, what appears to be the slowing down of
time and is also considered a downer or depressant. THC can be found in
three forms Marijuana, Hashish, and Hashish Oil. Marijuana or Cannabis
sativa also known “weed the most widely used for of THC and is the
only plant known to produce it. The plant is most commonly know as a
weed usually takes six to seven months to start “budding” the bud is the
part of the plant that is usually smoked and or eaten. The plant
requires a rather warm and moist place to grow properly. If not grown
properly the plants THC level is reduced dramatically.
Hashish is defined in the websters dictionary as a narcotic
derived from hemp that is chewed, smoked or drunk for its intoxicating
effects. Well... I guess that is about the best way you could put it.
Hashish is most widely used in the Netherlands and Germany in places
called well... Hashish Bars. There you can purchase it and use it which
is very uncommon for most countries because it is illegal every where
else. Hashish Oil is pretty much the same thing but it is in an oil
form therefor making it more potent.
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