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Get the facts.
Marijuana affects the brain. THC
(the active ingredient in marijuana) affects the nerve cells
in the part of the brain where memories are formed.
Marijuana affects your self-control. Marijuana
can seriously affect your sense of time
and your coordination, impacting
things like driving. In 2002, nearly 120,000 people were admitted
rooms suffering from marijuana related problems, an increase of more than
percent since 1995.
Marijuana affects your lungs. There
are more than 400 known chemicals in marijuana. A single joint contains
four times as much cancer-causing tar as a filtered cigarette.
Marijuana affects other aspects of your health. Marijuana
can affect your body's
ability to fight off infection. Long-term marijuana
use can even increase the risk of developing
certain mental illnesses.