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marijuana

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Delta 9 THC
chemical in marijuana that produces the high
3%
THC levels in 1960
7%
THC levels in 1970
11%
THC levels in 1980
17 - 22%
THC levels today (2009)
82
cancer causing chemicals in marijuana (depending on fertilizer - could be 110)
true
marijuana is fat soluble - takes 6 months to remove from body, physical withdrawal is common as it leaves the body at a slow rate
gateway drug
called this because 90% of people that try it go on to harder drug
3 years
on average the first time a student gets caught smoking marijuana they have been using it for
improve diet, reduce vomiting for the first three months
aid medically because marijuana helps to
glaucoma
disease of the eyes in which the pressure of the fluid in the eyes increase. eyes begin to swell and fluid begins to crystallize cutting off the optic nerve and blood vessels that nourish the eye
immune system, brain and reproduction
three parts of the body very effected by marijuana
t cells
immune system - the THC slowly covers the _______, preventing them from destroying cancer
short term memory
brain - marijuana blocks out __________ making it very difficult to recall information.
futuristic memory
brain - ____________ is canceled out no goals or motivation (suicide)
ovum
reproduction - protected by fatty tissue cells. The THC damages the production of these. If these damaged eggs are released, the child will develop multiple complications like behavior problems, hyperactivity, verbal and reasoning skill problems.
testosterone
is decreased in males with marijuana use, can cause impotence