Monday, April 11, 2016

Marijuana's Effect On The Brain

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                  http://www.muirwoodteen.com/teen-marijuana-abuse/brain/


This article starts off by explaining how marijuana strains of today's generation is nothing like the strains that were available 45 years ago. And some parents whose kids smoke treat it as if it weren't a problem and just a rite of passage for teens in high school. But what most parents don't realize is since the strength of the strains are a lot stronger(Up to 10 times the amount of THC) and the teenage brain is still in the process of fully developing substance abuse like marijuana can severely affect the development in a negative way. Studies have shown that teens who abuse marijuana tend to develop mental issues like Depression and Anxiety. Not only that but teens in their later age are at a higher risk of developing schizophrenia. Teens who abuse this drug are warned that the use of drugs like this should stop in order to eliminate the chance of developing mental issues later in life.

I agree with this article and believe that teenagers who are currently abusing this drug should think twice about the pros and cons and realize that the cons heavily outweigh the pros. What a lot of teens don't realize is that they are putting so much at risk by doing this and in the long run its going to ruin their life. Teachers are noticing these things too, its reflected with the performance of many students in class with grades dropping and productivity slowing down. Its obvious that its a bad thing but no one really cares so it doesn't seem there will be a resolve any time soon unless the teens themselves try and turn things around.

Do you notice anything like this around school? Do you think there will be a solution to this? If so what might be the resolve?


6 comments:

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  2. I agree with this article that marijuana should not be used at all as a teenager due the undeveloped brain. In my opinion there should be leniency towards teens who do this but when they reach the point where it is the only thing they turn to, that's where intervention should come in. Marijuana does lower our IQ and lowers academic performance, but some children use it as a coping method with stress. Other than that teen use of marijuana should not be tolerated.

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  3. I found this article pretty important because teens should be aware of what they are doing to them selves and there body. I agree with this article that teens should think twice before smoking marijuana. They should think about the short term and long term effects on your brain. Also you can develop mental issues such as Depression, Anxiety, and schizophrenia.

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  4. I also agree with this article, I no doubt see these things around school and in people that I know have used drugs before. I can not be sure if these effects can be fixed, because once you get the THC inside of your body, there is no way to get it out except to let it get out of your body on its own, but whatever damage it has already done to your body you cannot fix.

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  5. I sometimes notice at school one some is no active and moves at a slow and awkward way every time I see them. I think if people realize the effects the drug has on the brain and teens become more aware and begin to care about their body and future then I think i it can change. If or when this happens I think teens we'll have a better start at life and dreams.

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  6. One thing I don't understand about this article is how it's only referring to boys. I don't think it is just boys that smoke marijuana, therefore I don't know why an article would be made exclusively for boys. I feel that around school kids that regularly smoke just don't have as motivation for school generally, even though this isn't always true. I don't think there's really a solution for it, I feel that weed is way too prevalent and easy to obtain.

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