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It just helps you get through the day you know Helps you relax Its like an illegal form of Paxil or a mental massage This quote is taken from a 17 year-old honor student who shall remain nameless for her protection who started smoking marijuana at 16 She was in the top 11 of her class with prospects of being a psychologist and living in New York by 23 However she is now presiding in the barrios of Houston married to a drug dealer and gets high every night to forget this Marijuana is one of the most predominantly used drugs amongst teens Through research via Internet and literature sources on can see that frequent marijuana use can have lasting effects and serious damage to the teen age mental state So how and what exactly does marijuana damage the mind Marijuana is a green brown or gray mixture of dried shredded leaves stems seeds and flowers of the hemp plant Its also called pot herb weed grass boom Mary Jane gangster or chronic -definition obtained from nidanihgov Some studies show that deep inside the brain THC the most psychoactive chemical compound inside marijuana may suppress the neurons of the hippocampus -- where short-term memories are processed and sent to other brain areas for storage As a result the ability to learn and to remember recent events may be hampered-from Marijuana at Issue by William Dudley Some other side effects of marijuana use are dilated blood vessels red eyes and inflamed nasal tissue chronic bronchitis and it may lead to cancer The irritating smoke can do damage to delicate tissues in the lungs and airways sometimes leading to lung infections Its also possible that the THC in marijuana could impair white blood cells from fighting infections Moreover pot damages the pituitary gland which regulates sex hormones In men some studies show sperm production can drop And in women ovulation may be inhibited-from Marijuana at Issue
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