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Marijuana has been used as a drug since the beginning of time yet there are still many mysteries about its health effects on humans Marijuana or cannabis sativa is a preparation of the crushed flower or buds of the female hemp plant The existence of the plant has been reported as early as 1500-2000 BC in China and cannabis has been described as an analgesic as early as 200 AD Since then an overwhelming number of studies have attempted to explain the physical and psychological effects of cannabis on humans Physically cannabis is relatively harmless Studies have observed interesting results including that it causes structural changes in the brain depresses male sperm counts and damages the lungs Most of these claimshowever have been unreplicated in humans or contradicted by other work Various studies have claimed that cannabis destroys brain cells However several other studies have found no structural or neurochemical atrophy in the brain at all One study found a correlation between cannabis use and low sperm counts in human males This is misleading because a decrease in sperm count has not been shown to have a negative effect on fertility and because the sperm count returns to normal after cannabis use has stopped The most serious physical danger of using cannabis is in smoking it Inhaling any sort of burnt plant matter is not very good for the lungs Smoking cannabis through a water-bong will filter out some of the water soluble carcinogens and will also greatly cool down the smoke Cannabis has also been known for its many therapeutic uses including the treatment of open angle glaucoma asthma and the nausea associated with chemotherapy It has also been described as a tumor retardant an antibiotic a sleep-inducer and a muscle relaxant The psychological effects of cannabis are the user feels the onset of the high between 7 seconds when smoking and up to thirty minutesafter eating This involves a relaxed
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