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Cannabis Sativa marijuana has been thought tobe an illegal and very harmful drug for many years But asyou read this report you will learn that marijuana has beenaround for many years most years legal and isnt asharmful as some people may think Marijuana has beenused for many things in the past including medicine hemprope crude cloth and enjoyment Now it is mainly used asa narcotic Marijuana is an illegal weed that grows up toeighteen feet tall with little or no cultivation The plant hasmany branches that extend with large hairy pointed leaveswith saw tooth edges Marijuana grows wild all over theworld and in some states and countries its legal Cloth andrope are made from the stem which contains a tough fibercalled hence The mind-altering drug in marijuana is calledDelta-9-Tetrahydrocannibinol or THC The mildest formof marijuana contains between zero to three percent ofTHC Most of the THC is contained in the resign which issecreted around the flowers seeds and topmast leavesUntil recently it was thought that only the female plantcontained the drug But it is now known that both thefemale and the male plants contain THC THC stays in thebody for about 28 days Marijuana can be prepared manydifferent ways therefore it has many different ways ofentering the body When smoked the THC goes into thelungs directly into the bloodstream and to every cell in yourbody The effects depend upon the level of potency andhow much is consumed The main effects of smoking arethe heart rate may increase from 80 beats to 150 beats aminute the bronchial tubes enlarge and become relaxedallowing extra oxygen to enter the body giving a High likefeeling There are no immediate physiological effects Thefeeling usually lasts from one to three hours Marijuana canalso be ingested as a drink cakes brownies or many otherfoods When consumed in foods the effects start after onehalf-hour and last from three to four hours The potency ofMarijuana has increased at least ten times or 275 sincethe
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