Marijuana is also known as “ganja”. And is one of the most widely used illegal drugs all over the world. It is easily available in United States. That is why almost everyone is having this drug and the number is increasing day by day. Marijuana is the leaves in dried form which are sometimes filled in the cigarettes. The most common reason why people smoke marijuana is that it relaxes the mind of smokers and they completely forget about their tensions, troubles and problems.
Different people take different amount of this drug. Some people always remains under the influence of the drug, other take small quantities of it every day and many more are occasional smokers who smoke at different times in a week or a month.
There is no concrete reason why people smoke marijuana it may be due to peer pressure, a habit inculcated from someone in the family or just a try to taste the drug.
Affects of marijuana
1) Marijuana directly affects the heart and greatly increases the chances of heart attack. It makes the person feel high and excited which simultaneously increases the heart rate up to 25 to 50 %. Research has shown that it also affects badly on the supply of oxygen.
2) High quantity intake of marijuana can cause lung cancer. The level of carcinogenic hydrocarbons is very high in marijuana smoking as compared to the normal smoking. It also affects respiratory system and causes a feeling of burning in the throat and tongue.
3) Marijuana affects badly on the brain too. A person cannot concentrate, talk and even he is not able to see things clearly after taking this drug. The person under the influence of marijuana becomes more emotional and sensitive and many times it increases stress too instead of decreasing.