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A Misused Medication

Cannabis has been consumed by the peoplefor many years. Its richness in fiber and its healing potential haveall be noticed long time ago. However, lately, it is rarely used formedical purposes. Rather, the only thing people are interested in,regarding this plant, is its effect on one's brain, making him or herintoxicated or “high”. Therefore, people illegally indulge intoreckless consumption of cannabis, either by inhaling its smoke or byusing it orally. For this purpose, numerous gadgets, devices andmethods are used. Namely, one may smoke marijuana by wrapping it intopaper, creating a joint or a cigarette, from a pipe, bong or by usingmany other ways. Nevertheless, all these methods are mostly used forwrong purposes. Thus, although people use cannabis for enjoyment,there are numerous side-effecst they are likely to experience at somepoint of their indulgence.

Downsides of Cannabis Consumption

First of all, people often tend to usecannabis in combination with alcohol consumption. This, however, isnot a good thing to do, since one is likely to feel nauseous andvomit during such endeavors. The latter side-effects are common forpeople who are not used to the drug yet. These are likely toexperience temporary motor function problems, as well as sickness anddizziness. Smoking cannabis causes one to have his or her heartbeatincreased. Also, this procedure often involves red eyes and palenessalong with mouth dryness. Finally, one is not completely in controlof his or her actions once under the effect of this drug.

Even though some people may feel happyand relaxed while they are under the influence of cannabis, othersmay feel depressed and miserable, anxious and paranoid at the sametime. Thus, the effect varies from one individual to another, makingsome people more creative and pleasant, while, at the same timemaking other people aggressive and incontrollable.

Cannabis mostly influences parts ofone's brain in charge of motor and memory functions. Nevertheless, itmay influence mood, actions, sleep, emotions, and many other aspectsof our brain.

Bear in mind that pregnant women whoconsume cannabis, risk the health of their child. Also, they, alongwith all other consumers, risk developing either lung or testiclecancer. All in all, the negative effects increase with the increaseof the amount of the drug consumed. Therefore, the more one “enjoys”marijuana, the more he or she will be forced to experience thenegative sides of it sooner or later. As for the timespan of beingunder the influence, it spreads up to six hours after consumption,again depending upon dosage and frequency.

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