Everything You Need to Know About Marijuana

by Jordan on September 9, 2009

I was gonna write this post, but then I got high…

Whether or not you’ve smoked it, you’ve definitely been exposed to it or have been friends with a pot-head.  So say what you want about it, but without question, Marijuana is the most common illegal drug among the college demographic.

Now that's a pile of weed

THE ANATOMY OF MARIJUANA

Marijuana is the dried flowers, leaves and stems of the Cannabis sativa plant.  Amazing how just leaves can alter the mind.  Weed is normally a green, brown, or gray color. The main active ingredient in marijuana is THC (delta 9 tetrhydrocannabinol).  THC binds to specific receptors in the brain called cannabinoid receptors.  THC looks for these receptors and brain cells.  Therefore marijuana mostly affects the parts of the brain that have the highest concentrations of cannabinoid receptors which are the hippocampus, the cerebellum, the basal ganglia, and the cerebral cortex.  When you smoke weed, you have a difficult time learning which is because the hippocampus plays a major role in learning.  This overall reaction right here gives you the high that you desire when you smoke weed.

THE MANY NAMES OF MARIJUANA

Marijuana Leaf

grass-weed- pot-mary jane-dope-blunt- reefer-ganja-joint-haze-herb-cannabis-bud-jay (or j)-green-buddha-hay-astro turf-hash-chronic

WHAT IS THE CONCRETE PURPOSE

Smoking weed can relax someone and get them in a good mood.  People also become drowsy, feel a sense of euphoria, and if someone is hungry they will smoke before they eat that way they get “the munchies”.  Some people smoke a lot in order to feel more hallucinations.  But as I said most people smoke weed because they want that high.

THE MANY WAYS OF USING MARIJUANA

HashBrownies

Marijuana is most commonly smoked.  Some ways you can smoke weed is in a bong, pipe, or in a joint.  A bong is basically a water pipe and a joint is basically a cigarette filled with only weed.  You can smoke it in a blunt which is a cigar that does not have tobacco in it, it is filled with marijuana.  A bowl can also be used which is similar to a pipe except it is in a “bowl shape”.  Smoking marijuana is not the only way to get high.  You can also eat it.  Most popular way is putting the weed in brownies.  However you can also do firecrackers, which is you normally spread peanut butter on a cracker then you put weed over it, after that you put peanut butter on another cracker and put both crackers in foil.  You heat it up and put the crackers together and BOOM, you have a firecracker.

HOW MUCH DOES WEED NORMALLY COST

  • A dime bag is about $10.  It is between .4 and .5 grams of weed.  A dime is about the size of a quarter and it can fill about half a blunt depending on how the bag is packed and how you pack the blunt.
  • Now a dub is about $20.  It is about 1 gram and it can pack around 1 blunt.
  • So overall it is not that expensive, but remember these prices aren’t set and neither is the amount of weed.  Some dealers might charge you more, and if you are lucky some might charge you less.  Some dealers might give you more weed then the other.

NOW FOR EVERYONE WHO SMOKES WEED OR IS THINKING ABOUT IT, THIS PART IS GOING TO OPEN YOUR EYES! HERE ARE THE EFFECTS OF WEED ON YOUR ONCE HEALTHY BODY

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Let’s make this as simple as possible.

Short term effects are normally problems with memory and learning, perception is distorted, impaired coordination (which means it is not at all safe to drive), and increased heart rate.  You can also feel paranoid and there is a difficulty in thinking.  Overall not too dangerous unless you are operating something or if you have a cardiac problem.

Long term effects are severe damages to the brain which in return damages your memory, attention, and learning.  Also severe and deep hallucinations and delusions can start occurring.  People who smoke weed typically have the same respiratory problems as cigarette smokers.  Constant coughing, bronchitis, and frequent chest colds and pains can develop.  Over 400 chemicals have been found in marijuana smoke and the amount of tar and the level of carbon monoxide inhaled are 3 to 5 times higher than in a cigarette.  Weed is not worse than cigarettes- LIE!

MEDICAL MARIJUANA

The truth is marijuana is used for medical reasons, but it is used only for THC.  There are some medications that contain THC.  These medications are mainly used to treat nausea in cancer patients that are undergoing chemotherapy.  It is also used to increase the appetite of patients who have AIDS.  It is used to fight the severe weight-loss of AIDS patients.  For more information on medical marijuana and marijuana legislation, visit the website:

http://www.mpp.org

IS MARIJUANA ADDICTING AND DOES IT LEAD TO OTHER DRUGS

Overall, it is wrong to say that marijuana is not at all addicting.  First off, if it was not addicting then there would be no people seeking help with marijuana addiction.  Studies have shown that if you smoke marijuana daily and you stop, some symptoms that may occur are irritability, restlessness, insomnia, nausea and intense dreams.  Also, the more you smoke, the more weed you need to get high.  Therefore if you need a lot of weed to get high and all of a sudden you stop fucking smoking, trust me you will miss it.  An addiction to marijuana is rare; however it is possible to be addicted to pot.

In the long run, marijuana may lead you to other more dangerous drugs.  First off, if you smoke weed for a while you may get the desire to try other drugs.  This does not always occur but it is a possibility.  Also when you are around people who use weed, you might be exposed to and tempted to trying other drugs.  So marijuana might not exactly lead to other drugs, but it can show and bring you to other drugs.  It is your choice from there to either try them or walk away.

MOMENT OF TRUTH: THE RECOMMENDATION

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Out of seeing all of the evidence, I feel that marijuana is not worth taking.  First off, IT IS ILLEGAL! It is a Schedule 1 illegal drug.  Schedule 1 drugs are drugs that have a high potential of being abused and there is no acknowledged medical purpose for those drugs in the United States.  Marijuana, heroin, and LSD are some drugs in this group.  Now let’s think smart ones, if you get caught with weed you can go to jail!  Most cases the cops fine you, put it on your record, and take the weed away.  Now in New York State if you get caught multiple times or if you have an abundant of weed on you, you are going to jail.  Possession:  25g or less in your first offense, you get a citation and a $100 fine.  Second offense same thing just $200.  Third time 5 days in jail or a $250 fine.  If you are carrying more than 25g of weed and you get caught by the cops, you have a high chance of going to jail. LET ME REPEAT THAT, JAIL! Also, weed fucks up your brain and it damages your lungs.  Overall, do not smoke weed.  It is risky to have and it does nothing good for your body.  If you smoke it and you like it that’s great, but be careful and know that you are killing yourself.  Remember, ONE LIFE!

This website will show you the laws and penalties of any state for possessing, selling, and growing marijuana:

http://norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=4516

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okaykatelyn July 26, 2012 at 6:55 am

You are a dumbass. This is completely exaggerated and misinformed. I don’t smoke regularly even and I know this is a huge load of shit.

badfish July 26, 2012 at 6:56 am

Hahahahaha you’re an idiot.

Anonymous August 14, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Gay gay gay weed is legal everywhere and the prices are bullshit u could get a pound for 5 bucks

A August 19, 2012 at 10:32 am

Weed is NOT legal everywhere dumbass. It is VERY MUCH illegal in TEXAS.

Anonymous August 29, 2012 at 11:01 am

0% truthful information

Anonymous September 2, 2012 at 12:25 am

All complete BULLSHIT. Everyone knows its false, and you look like an idiot for even putting this on the internet

Steven September 2, 2012 at 3:18 pm

I want to kill the writer of this page.

UH...HUH? September 6, 2012 at 6:02 pm

UH Ok if you say so. I am a registered care giver and I have been growing for my patients for over 6 yrs. I have college degrees, and I drive race cars. oh and I am a state and ASE certified master mechanic for over 10 yrs. I also have been driving semi trucks(not Stoned) for over 15 yrs. I smoke regulary like people drink regulary after work or at social spots. My last med examine, the
ONLY thing that was recommended was to stop smoking ciggarettes. NOT Marijuana.
SO. there you have my opinoin

Ganja-Man September 17, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Wow, this article is bullshit. Some people are so ignorant.

Dusty October 1, 2012 at 8:11 pm

It is articles like this that misinform unbiased uneducated people. How irresponsible is it for you to totally misinform people who may be searching for truths about natural medicine that they may desperately need. This article starts off with a lie in the very first sentence. I challenge you to first educate yourself. Please!

Dusty October 1, 2012 at 8:13 pm

I could point out each and every failure to truth in this article and my comment would be longer than your article.

Dusty D October 1, 2012 at 8:14 pm

I could point out each and every failure to truth in this article and my comment would be longer than your article.

Harry Johnson November 1, 2012 at 7:38 pm

This whole thing is pure ignorance

dakota November 8, 2012 at 6:42 pm

this is bunk wow

Hehe November 21, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Gotta love all the pot heads who come on here and claim all the information is COMPLETELY FALSE. Yeah, there are absolutely NO health consequences of inhaling smoke. That’s why when I burn wood in my furnace I leave the door open and take deep inhales of that sweet, sweet aroma. After all, it’s 100% natural, so how can it be bad for you, right? If you want to smoke weed, that’s fine. But don’t lie to yourself about the risks of doing so.

Anonymous November 25, 2012 at 1:44 am

This is total bullshit. Weed does not “fuck up your brain”. Where’d you find that information?

Anonymous November 26, 2012 at 3:33 am

Weed isn’t addicting. If you smoke weed everyday and stop there Is no physical side effects. Smoking weed is habitual. Cigarettes are addicting because of the nicotine and nothing in weed creates a physical need to make it addicting. This information is a load of shit. The only negative effect shown from weed is a study that stated daily weed smokers will likely have an iq drop which also does not have enough evidence. For the portion on weed being a gateway drug-also bullshit. If you smoke weed doesn’t mean you’ll do any harder drug. If you do a harder drug you were bound to do it weed or no weed. And for the tar in weed that’s true but someone who smokes half a pack of cigs each day gets way more tar in their system than someone who smokes a joint a day. No deaths from weed—must be dangerous…..

Anonymous November 26, 2012 at 3:48 am

Also people seek help for weed addiction because court mandates it or you can have community service fines otherwise etc etc. THE KEY POINT-weed has not caused one single death from the substance alone. It is impossible to OD on. It is impossible die from substance alone it’s VERY SAFE in the world of drugs such as perscription pills with many side effects. Do real,non biased research when looking up information on weed. The results are startling. I have never seen any negative effects on it in my life as a former smoker. For medicinal purposes it has a huge potential. THIS REPORT IS BIASED AND FILLED WITH LOTS OF IGNORANCE

WTF December 1, 2012 at 11:26 pm

Okay, first of all reading this was a waste of time. Whoever you are you’re completely biased. And whatever negative emotions you have about weed show through as you felt the need to add a few cuss words here and there which isn’t the best way to get your point across at all. If you want the negative cooments to stop I would suggest that you change the title and oh yeah not tell lies. The only thing I will even semi agree with what you said is that yes weed can cause some issues with memory and it can lead to other drugs. But the only reason it leads to other drugs is because to get weed you generally have to go to a drug dealer and drug dealers generally have other drugs to sucker you into.

..... December 5, 2012 at 1:11 pm

I love that your so passionate, and i feel the same exact way, and you should not let anyone be so arrogant to you for your opinion, You obviously feel very strong about this. And I love how you expressed it!

jack December 6, 2012 at 11:21 pm

This article is almost 100% inaccurate information, the research was clearly insufficient, and it was difficult to read due to the poor grammar. YOU SUCK

Not a stoner like these fuckfaces December 9, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Ok so I know all of the other people on here are saying that weed is perfectly fine for you. Smoke is smoke, no matter what it’s from, and it can and will give you lung cancer. It is very much possible for you to lose IQ points. It is illegal in every state but Colorado, and even then you have to do it in your own home. So lets pretend it doesn’t affect your health or IQ: you still smell like skunk to other people whether you like it or not, people will never take you seriously if you’re always high, most places don’t hire people who smoke, even if it is for medical reasons. And it can be expensive, just like cigarettes. Not only do you have to buy the weed, but you have to buy everything else that goes along with it. Lighters, bongs, pipes, bowls, papers, grinders, etc. Go ahead and say its harmless, but in retrospect it isn’t. It doesn’t make you look cool, or make you happy, or help your problems. It makes them worse. And giving it to patients with lung cancer is like curing cancer with more cancer.

Ronald Reagan December 13, 2012 at 2:56 pm

I see that you didn’t include any citations for your statements about the effects on the body. HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM……………………………..

Coldwall December 14, 2012 at 6:54 pm

You are a fucking idiot! In no way is weed bad for you unless it is laced. There are no long term hazards like impairing your learning ability. It lowers your blood pressure and decreases the risk of heart attack. The only danger of wee is getting arrested, which is also a load of shit. Hopefully, it will be legalized across America for not just medical, but recreational purposes also. More people have died from aspirin and not one person has died directly from consuming weed.

Jones December 15, 2012 at 4:11 am

Fun Fact: After smoking the equivalent of 5 joints a day, everyday, for an entire year, it takes approximately 7 months for your brain to fully recover. IT IS NOT PERMANENT!!
5 joints a day, thats like having a puff when you wake up, one after breakfast, one at lunch, one before dinner, and one before you go to sleep. For most people, with the exception of hardcore stoners, that is enough to be high ALL DAY. So if you put it into perspective, 7 months isn’t long.

Jones December 15, 2012 at 4:12 am

Also ur a fucktard. get learned dumbass.

Gabriel December 18, 2012 at 4:02 pm

This article is full of misinformation, find a reputable source and don’t believe this bullshit.

M.Foster December 20, 2012 at 6:08 pm

If you gonna post fucked up artitles about seed bearing plant of God, I suggest you keep your fucked up opinion to yourself. The is a reason why the hemp plant have survived all this years. Finding the reason is on the smoking. I bet you a drunkard.

ofwgkta January 5, 2013 at 5:48 am

ok, first of all. weed isn’t bad for you.
secondly, this whole article is just completely false.
every bit of information is wrong.
the only problem w. weed, is getting arrested.
thats it.
and that rarely happens, cause the cops usually let it pass.
the fine doesnt even go past $125, and you dont go to jail.
this whole thing is wrong.

spoild chucky January 30, 2013 at 3:44 pm

wow i cant beilieve that this dudue thought he could educate us on this. i bet you 10 to 1 he is in his closet smoking out. hahaha damn closet smoker. pass that shit yo.

420 March 21, 2013 at 2:09 am

A dime is 1 gram not. 4 or. 5 and a dime with fill a blunt a dub is 2 grams and will fill 2 BLUNTS

YOLO April 27, 2013 at 6:04 pm

If you only get one life, why not make the most of it and try different things, everyone tries weed at least once! Just do it!

A.G. May 12, 2013 at 8:33 pm

what the fuck is the writer’s problem. Weed is good mother fuckers.

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Asking questions are actually good thing if you are not understanding something entirely,
except this article gives fastidious understanding even.

daddydon June 21, 2013 at 2:15 pm

I need the link on how to grow ganja soon or my window of growth will exceed my plants.;

Legalize!! July 28, 2013 at 2:19 pm

This guy is a complete dumbass it has been proven that a 20 year use of smokeing weed accually IMPROVES lung function. It has also been proven that it dose NOT kill any brain cells. EVREY one who is reading this if you have Netflix get on it and watch THE UNION it tells you the truth about this amazeing beautiful herb called marijuana.

Anonymous November 11, 2013 at 11:42 am

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Anonymous November 11, 2013 at 11:46 am

first off Hehe your a dumbass. that’s why they have vaporizers to burn up all the other chemicals and give you a clean high and there is plenty of other ways to get high off of it without smoking dumbass. go kill yourself and get your facts straight. Second your so close minded that it makes me laugh. you think youre so smart but in reality your just another one of the no lifes that have nothing better to do than bash stoners.

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Sean January 29, 2014 at 10:40 pm

Oh, I’m sorry. Really, you must forgive me… But I thought this was informative, not biased? Oops, silly me.

Sean January 29, 2014 at 10:42 pm

And I don’t know anyone who smokes solely for the purpose of getting the munchies… especially when they’re already hungry? Like does that even make sense?

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Lou June 18, 2014 at 9:58 am

Lmfao what an idiot. This article is pure bullshit. I have been smoking for more than 5 years, never been arrested or caught and I am overall healthy and I play basketball without a problem! Still in school, getting high and higher grades lol. I find this article to be so funny but I do feel bad for the people who haven’t smoked and are reading this and getting false information.

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