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Anti Marijuana Propaganda Essay

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*note: Notice this is in creative writing. I do not actually believe the following, rather it is a piece inspired by years of exposure to anti-marijuana propaganda. If you want to see my true thoughts on this issue, read "Drug Legalization in America - A Radical Stance."Marijuana is a drug, not a recreational pastime. Marijuana contains more than 400 chemicals, among them 60 cannabinoids unique to the cannabis plant. Most prominent among these is the chemical called Delta 9 tetrahydracannibinol or THC for short. One 10,000th of a gram of THC is enough to make you high. Hashish is an extract from the THC-rich resin of the hemp or marijuana plant. Hashish oil has the highest concentration of THC. One to two drops equal one marijuana cigarette. Cigarette smoking is a losing battle with our young people. Marijuana has twice as much tar as tobacco, plus all the other irritants that cause chronic sinus inflammation. One marijuana joint is equal to one whole pack of tobacco cigarettes.Street pot is often cut with such things as oregano, hay and even animal manure, but of course only people in a drug-induced haze would ingest manure in any form. Chemicals in cannabis are fat-soluble and, unlike water-soluble alcohol which leaves the blood stream in 24 hours, leak back into the blood slowly. Even if you smoked one joint every three weeks, cannabinoids collect in your body. A chronic pot smoker is never drug free. THC impairs the ability of the brain cells to transmit messages. Brain circuits become disorganized from smoking two joints a week for six months. Memory and clear thinking are impaired. There is a slowing of comprehension, reaction and evaluation -- all skills which are critical when driving a vehicle or...

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