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The Dangers of a Plant “It’s natural so it can’t be bad” is one of the many lies marijuana users tell themselves in order to indulge themselves on this so called “medicine.” Marijuana users claim the drug makes them feel good, it makes them calm down. They also say marijuana is not a drug, and not nearly as harmful as other drugs and alcohol. But, are these claims correct? Of course not. These are some of the many lies marijuana users tell others in order to spread the use and legalization of this drug. According to recent statistics from “DrugFreeWorld.org,” cannabis is the number three in the top five harmful substances which account for admission into drug treatment facilities in the United States. Although users may argue marijuana is not nearly as harmful as it has been perceived through the media, the drug wreaks havoc on a person’s health, destroys families and leads to prolonged and free drug abuse.
The risks of using marijuana far outweigh the “benefits” of the drug as it can lead to health issues regarding the heart, lungs, and brain. According to “AddictionBlog.org” the most common reasons people use marijuana are to relax, curiosity, and its deceptively low perception of harm. Yet, most of the users of marijuana are so ill informed of what the drug actually does to their bodies. Admittedly for most users of marijuana, it does “relax” the user in distorting their perception of the world; however, this temporary fix only leaves permanent damage. Prolonged use of marijuana has proven to be linked with loss of memory, learning, and trouble with thinking and problem solving. According to “alcoholism.com” marijuana also produces “anxiety, fear, distrust, and panic” and also “increases the risk of a heart attack by four times” that of a person who does not use the drug. In addition, the use of marijuana is not as harmless as most users believe…...

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