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Essay Question Outline the use of marijuana and identify the acute and chronic harmful biological and psychological effects of marijuana on individualsThe use of marijuana is widespread by all classes races and cultures Marijuana has been used for a multitude of purposes over thousands of years and is still today is being used for many of the same purposes Hawks 1982 It is some of the possible outcomes of the usage of marijuana and a brief history of marijuana that will be discussed in this paper The outcomes associated with the use and abuse of marijuana is the major focus of this paper and will be discussed and will be divided up in two groups These groups include Medicinaltherapeutic users and recreational users Recreational users will then be divided into 2 groups acute experimental users and chronic habitual users The topic of marijuana use is very broad and has an intricate effect on society as a whole however for the purpose of this paper the literature review is based on a very narrow fraction of the topic of marijuana namely the harmful biological and psychological effects of the drugMarijuana is a naturally occurring plant with several species Cannabis indica and cannabis sativa are the two most common types of marijuana in the developed world These two species can be prepared for the use of people in a number of ways The plant may be dried and used for intoxication or as resin can be collected from the plant by compressing the plant into a brick Also by drying the plant and boiling it in alcohol and filtering the matter to make hash oil is a way of preparing the plant for human consumption The potency of the marijuana substances depends on the climatic conditions soil nutrients of the environment in which the plant is grown Listin 1998Marijuana can be administered in many ways Hawks 1982 These ways include inhaling the fumes by smoking the plant
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