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Drugs in Schools Teenagers The era in a persons life where peer pressure and struggles to find themselves affect all their decisions Teenagers spend most of their day in school School is a place of education parents and guardians expect it to be a safe place to harbor their kids before they reach home as well as a place to help mold their kids into respectable and responsible young adults But with this sanctuary and refuge for kids comes the increasingly large availability of drugs From marijuana to ecstacy the drugs are available and used by teenagers not knowing what they are getting themselves into The increasing problem of drugs in the schools needs to be addressed Education communication and regulation need to be put into schools to help minimize drugs in schools and insure a future in the future of this country Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States A dry shredded greenbrown mix of flowers stems seeds and leaves of the hemp plant Cannabis sativa it usually is smoked as a cigarette joint nail or in a pipe bong It also is smoked in blunts which are cigars that have been emptied of tobacco and refilled with marijuana often in combination with another drug Use also might include mixing marijuana in food or brewing it as a tea As a more concentrated resinous form it is called hashish and as a sticky black liquid hash oil Marijuana smoke has a pungent and distinctive usually sweet-and-sour odor There are countless street terms for marijuana including pot herb weed grass widow ganja and hash The short-term effects of marijuana use can include problems with memory and learning distorted perception difficulty in thinking and problem solving loss of coordination and increased heart rate Research findings for long-term marijuana use indicate some changes in the brain similar to those seen after long-term use of other major drugs of abuse For example
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