Short and Long Term Effects of Marijuana Use.
Marijuana comes from the cannabis sativa plant. The plant is a native to central China. It is one of the oldest nonfood crops ever grown by man or women. The drug was used as a pain killer during operations. .
It has been used for thousands of years from the ancient Chinese to the ancient Egyptians .
Marijuana has a chemical called THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) which the user feel a buzz. Which causes damage to your lungs, because it contains cancer causing agents. THC stays in your body long after you use it, at least thirty-five days. THC is the reason the marijuana is classified as a psychotropic drug.
Marijuana came to the Unites States in the 1800â€™s as a medicine as well, it was sold in liquid form, and as a herbal package it was a drug to used to get rid of migraine headaches, asthma ,epilepsy, insomnia, chronic bronchitis, and gonorrhea.
In 1787 the French army of emperor Napoleon invaded Egypt, and discovered the Cannabis plant and began to use it themselves, it was strongly suggested by Napoleon to use the drug. His troops began to drink the tea from the boiled stems of the plant realizing the visual effects of Marijuana.
Shortly after the Medical journals began to list cases of cannabis poisonings, which alarmed most doctors. In 1941, 60 percent of New Orleans crimes were thought to be caused by the large number of marijuana users. Henry J. Anslinger, the head of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, became determined to outlaw Marijuana. He convinced the public that this drug was the source of the violent crimes in the city. By stating that the marijuana user would become filled with a murderous rage after smoking and kill anybody who is nearest to him at anytime for no reason. He also convinced the public that this drug was addictive; He called it the â€œassassin of Americaâ€™s Youth.â€.
By 1931, twenty-nine states had outlawed Marijuana.