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WARM UP What is marijuana? List 3 things you know about it. What are some “street” names for marijuana?
Today we will: Identify how many people actually do use marijuana in the United States Discuss some reasons why teens choose to use marijuana Look at the Immediate effects of marijuana use Look at the Long term effects of marijuana use
PAIRS READ Turn to pages 42 and 43 in your LS workbooks With a partner, please take turns reading these pages Review the information with your partner
MARIJUANA COMES FROM THE HEMP PLANT (CANNIBUS SATIVA) CONTAINS OVER 400 DIFFERENT DANGEROUS CHEMICALS HAS A TOUGH FIBER STEM THAT IS USED TO MAKE ROPE THC- Tetrahydrocannabinol MIND ALTERING AGENT THAT GIVES THE USER A “HIGH” USE HAS INCREASED RECENTLY AMONG TEENS WITH THAT BEING SAID, FEWER PEOPLE USE THE DRUG THAN WE THINK
QUESTIONS: DO YOU KNOW ANYONE WHO USES MARIJUANA? COULD YOU GET MARIJUANA IF YOU WANTED TO? IS THERE MARIJUANA READILY AVAILABLE AT BAMS? HOW MUCH TROUBLE CAN YOU GET FOR GETTING CAUGHT WITH MARIJUANA?
WHY DO TEENS BEGIN SMOKING MARIJUANA? With a partner, think of reasons why someone would experiment with marijuana. Curiosity Peer pressure Look more grown up Like the way it makes you feel Anxiety / depression
IMMEDIATE EFFECTS Increase in HR Reddening of the eyes Dry mouth and throat / cough Decrease in body temperature Makes the person restless Alters the senses Loss of concentration Impairs short term memory Loss of coordination
LONG TERM EFFECTS ADDICTION FAT SOLUBLE- IT CAN STAY IN THE BODY FOR UP TO 30 DAYS CHANGE IN STRUCTURE OF BRAIN CELLS INCREASED HR POOR BLOOD SUPPLY TO THE HEART DISEASE (CANCER) ALTERS LUNG CAPACITY (INFLAMED LUNGS) HURT THE WHITE BLOOD CELL FORMATION NECESSARY FOR THE BODY’S IMMUNE SYSTEM HURT THE MALE AND FEMALE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM
GATEWAY DRUG MARIJUANA USE OPENS THE DOOR TO OTHER DRUG EXPERIMENTATION AND USE!! MARIJUANA USE OPENS THE DOOR TO OTHER DRUG EXPERIMENTATION AND USE!!