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Marijuana

by aileenn
Last updated 5 years ago

Discipline:
Health & Fitness
Subject:
Drug & Alcohol Awareness
Grade:
9

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Marijuana

short-term effects:difficulty in thinking and problem solvingproblems with memory and learningloss of coordinationdistorted perception

Long-Term EffectsChanges in the brain. Fertility implications. Respiratory problems. Changes in blood pressure impair the body's ability to fight off infections Emotional problems.

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how it affects the brainWhen someone uses marijuana, these chemicals travel through the bloodstream and quickly attach to special places on the brain's nerve cells. These places are called receptors, because they receive information from other nerve cells and from chemicals. When a receptor receives information, it causes changes in the nerve cell.

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