Marajuana Use

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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 1800'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

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