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Everyone has this question of what marijuana actually is Usually one would think that everybody knows But the actual truth is not many people know what marijuana is Marijuana is a mixture of leaves stems and flowering tops of the Indian plant Cannabis sativia usually smoked or eaten for its hallucinogenic and pleasure-giving effects Its chemical ingredients include the psychoactive THC- known as tetrahydrocannabinol which is concentrated in the flowering tops hashish a drug that is prepared from the plant resin which contains eight times more THC than marijuana Marijuana grows only in certain temperate regions particularly dry and hot lands Except for limited medical purposes marijuana is illegal in almost all but a few countries In the United States marijuana is illegal It is an issue which is greatly debated used and abused everyday in our country In this chapter of our research paper you are going to read about the question-Does marijuana actually effect the brain- In medical terminology there are several cases of brain disorders which can result from causes ranging from physical injury to complex chemical imbalances In the research papers case complex chemical imbalances There are three types of disorders The first one cerebral injury is developed by a blow to the head The person may be stunned in a daze or may become unconscious for a moment This is usually known as a concussion Fortunately this does not leave any permanent damage However if the blow is severe hemorrhage and swelling occurs which results in a tumor that can be removed surgically The second type of brain disorder is Brain-Stem damage This occurs in the upper brain stem If one were to have this there are several symptoms that can occur Such as a loss in appetite extraordinary thirst with excessive urination and failure in body temperature-a very low temperature and last but not least uncontrolled anger or aggression However
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