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Marijuana is the most widely used illegal drug It is considered to be a drug that is very addictive and bad for you Even though scientists have proven that it is not addictive and that it is really no worse for you than other socially acceptable drugs like caffeine tobacco and alcohol There are many common myths about it and about the people who use it Some of which include that marijuana is a gateway drug that leads to the use of harder drugs like heroin LSD and cocaine Others say that marijuana leads to a life of crime and an unsuccessful future and that it has no medical value When in actuality most users dont do any other type of drug and if they do studies have shown that it is not because the user is no longer satisfied with the effects if marijuana but because they want to experiment with other mind altering substances These people would have done the same whether or not they tried marijuana at all Some very influential and successful people throughout the years have experienced the effects of marijuana From our countrys first president George Washington whom he himself grew it at his home on Mt Vernon all the way to present day athletes movie stars and musicians who regularly get caught for possession of the drug Studies have shown that marijuana can be effective in reducing nausea induced by chemotherapy stimulating appetite in AIDS patients and reducing intraocular pressure in people with glaucoma In fact the only real health risks involved with marijuana is the fact that it slows the users reaction time driving a car would not be wise and that it is a little worse for your lungs than cigarettes The question now is how does it effect your body more specifically your brain and what makes it so bad that the federal government has declared it a Schedule one drug drugs that are considered
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