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Marijuana, its effects on mind and body

by Cohen, Miriam.

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Published by Chelsea House in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Marijuana -- Juvenile literature,
    • Mind and body -- Juvenile literature,
    • Drug abuse -- United States -- Juvenile literature,
    • Marijuana,
    • Drugs,
    • Drug abuse

    • About the Edition

      Examines the scientific, social, and personal aspects of marijuana--its history, cultural impact, psychological and physical effects, dangers, legal status, and the pros and cons of the legalization issue.

      Edition Notes

      StatementMiriam Cohen.
      SeriesEncyclopedia of psychoactive drugs
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHV5822.M3 C58 1985
      The Physical Object
      Pagination126 p. :
      Number of Pages126
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2866092M
      ISBN 100877547548
      LC Control Number84029261

      THE MARIJUANA “HIGH” The most commonly reported effects of smoked marijuana are a sense of well-being or euphoria and increased talkativeness and laughter alternating with periods of introspective dreaminess followed by lethargy and sleepiness (see reviews by Adams and Martin, , 1 Hall and Solowij, 59 and Hall et al. 60).A characteristic feature of a marijuana “high” is a. As the above information shows, legalization of marijuana is leading to greater understanding of its effects on the human body. Short term effects are relatively well known and many can be quite beneficial to overall health. Long term effect studies currently offer conflicting results with more long term studies being needed.

        Its name is apt too, as though it were an extension of the organization its parent is named after. Majestic 12 is a purple-hued strain with an extremely relaxing effect on the mind and body. Meanwhile, Blue Dream has a dreamy high that soothes the mind with its calming euphoria. It also produces a bit of energy that gets users through the day. (2) Its medical benefits are still being studied, as are methods to breed marijuana plants with high CBD and low THC for medical use. Marijuana is a drug like alcohol, cocaine, or ecstasy. And like these other drugs, it has side effects that can be harmful.

        Cannabis, or marijuana, is a psychoactive herb that comes from the cannabis plant. This mind-altering substance is an illegal drug in most states; however, laws are changing, especially in the.   This tension, between a widespread belief that marijuana is an effective treatment for a wide assortment of ailments and a lack of scientific knowledge on its effects, has been somewhat.


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Marijuana: Its Effects on Mind and Body (Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Drugs. Series 1) Library Binding – December 1, by Solomon H. Snyder (Editor)/5(2). Marijuana: Its Effects on Mind and Body (The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Drugs Paperback – January 1, by SNYDER Solomon (Editor) (Author)/5(2).

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Discusses the scientific, social, and personal aspects of marijuana, examining its history, cultural impact, psychological and physical effects, dangers, and legal status. Marijuana has mind-altering compounds that affect both your brain and body.

It can be addictive, and it may be harmful to some people’s health. Here’s what. Marijuana: Its Effects on Mind and Body: Cohen, Miriam, Hermes, William J., Galperin, Anne: Books - (2). Marijuana has the potential to protect your brain and its neurons, immediately when you use it, both against the effects of acute trauma like brain injury and against the effects of long-term neuro-degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s disease.

Marijuana's physical effects on the heart are typically seen in new users. A 20% - % rise in heart rate can be seen and it may last 2 - 3 hours.

Other marijuana effects on the body, specifically the heart, include possible heart attack, heart failure and stroke in those with additional risk factors. ALFREDO ESTRELLA/Getty Images. The study analyzed 43 participants' marijuana, alcohol, tobacco use and hostile and impulsive behavior daily for 14 days using random effects models.

•The teen brain is more vulnerable to the negative effects of marijuana use. •THC affects the (cannabinoid receptors) parts of the brain that influence pleasure, memory, thinking, sensory, time perception, coordinated movement and concentration.

A “high” is produced when these parts of the brain are overstimulated. Although marijuana (MJ) has been used for thousands of years, the public’s opinion of MJ has shifted drastically over the past century, leaving many wondering about its potential risks and benefits. Some of the most common effects on physical health from marijuana use include: a higher likelihood of developing bronchitis, when a person smokes it more phlegm, when a person smokes it lung.

Like every plant, marijuana also has a frequency. So, to experience the psychoactive effect of this weed, one has to match its frequency by consuming it. Once it is done, a resonance effect is created that triggers certain physiological changes by.

Marijuana can also cause anxiety, short-term memory loss, sedation, elation, relaxation, pain-relief, paranoia, hallucinations, concentration issues, decreased interest, and a host of physical effects such as loss of coordination and tachycardia.

The ‘Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Drugs’ series does a reasonable job of attempting to be non-judgemental about the recreational use of psychoactive substances. This volume, ‘Marijuana: Its Effects on Mind and Body’ takes an in-depth look at the use, abuse, pharmacology, and social impact of.

known as marijuana. The drug has a history that can be traced as far back as 10, BCE. However, it is currently most commonly used to smoke for its mind-altering effects.

The narcotic marijuana gives its users a temporary feeling of relaxation, tranquility, and hilarity. minimizing or eliminating the harmful side effects (including the “high”) produced by eating or smoking the leaves.

Cannabinoids are a large family of chemicals related to deltatetrahydrocannabinol (THC), marijuana’s main psychoactive (mind-altering) ingredient.

In addition to THC, the marijuana plant contains over other cannabinoids. Mind Matters is a series that explores the ways that different drugs affect your brain, body, and life. In this issue, we are going to talk about marijuana. View the Mind Matters Teacher's Guide.

Marijuana is not, to be sure, a completely benign substance. It is a powerful drug that affects the body and mind in a variety of ways. However, except for the damage caused by smoking marijuana, its adverse effects resemble those of many approved medications.

The effects of marijuana vary with its strength and dosage and with the state of mind of the user. Typically, small doses result in a feeling of well-being. The intoxication lasts two to three hours, but accompanying effects on motor control last much longer. The main mind-altering chemical in marijuana is THC.

Marijuana contains more than chemicals, including more than compounds that are similar to THC. The amount of THC in marijuana determines its potency, or strength, and how it can affect the body.

Marijuana growers have been increasing the THC content of marijuana over the past few decades.This book provides an objective, up-to-date look at the scientific, social, and personal aspects of marijuana -- its history, cultural impact, psychological and physical effects, dangers, legal status, and the pros and cons of the legalization issue.Effects Of Marijuana On The Body Words | 6 Pages.

Number: The Effects of Marijuana on the Body Marijuana is considered in popular culture to be a widely accepted mainstream recreational illegal drug used in the United States; its use comes with severe adverse side effects that are often overlooked.