TAKING THE HIGH ROAD Medical vs Recreational

How Marijuana Works

“Marijuana is widely used, especially in adolescents and young adults. In the US, there are about 20 million users (about 7.5% of people aged 12 or older).”

“Marijuana is a mind-altering (psychoactive) drug. Similar to hemp, it comes from the cannabis plant. The plant’s primary drug effects come from the chemical delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or “THC.” Marijuana is smoked, “vaped” (inhaling the vapor), or ingested in foods or teas. Over the last few decades, the concentration of THC in the cannabis plant has been increasing. In addition, the plant extracts are more potent.”

Medical Marijuana

Marijuana has also replaces lots of prescription drugs that damage liver and other organs.

Marijuana are prescribed as appetite amphetamines patients and for chemotherapy-related nausea and vomiting helping them to eat so they can begin the healing process.

Marijuana is not physically addictive but can mentally.

It helps people with cancer, Parkinson's and epilepsy the most.

Recent animal studies have shown that marijuana helps kill certain cancer cells and decrease the magnitude of others.

Unlike other drugs there has been no reported deaths caused by marijuana

Conditions marijuana treat

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma / Breathing Disorders
  • Cancer / Nausea
  • Crohn's / Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Epilepsy / Seizures
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • Migraines
  • Multiple Sclerosis / Muscle Spasms
  • Pain / Analgesia
  • Psychological Conditions
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Terminally Ill

Colorado’s Medical Marijuana Refugees


Recreational marijuana will allow anyone over the age of 21 to indulge in the act. Crime will drop due to it being legal and it will be harder for underage kids to get it, don’t believe me? When was the last time you saw a liquor store that don’t id? Another benefit to recreational is taxes, there is a %10 sales tax in Colorado. So that’s more money going to the government and more money going to the DEA to stop life ruining drugs such as coke, meth, heroin , bath salts ,etc.

On the other hand medical marijuana will help only those who need it. The sales tax is only %2.9 almost a quarter of recreational. This won’t stop the dealers selling to kids and could possibly be laced.

Short-term effects of marijuana

“Marijuana is often used for its “high,” and can make people feel more relaxed, alter the senses, and cause time distortion. It can also impair thinking, judgment, coordination, and memory. In some people, it may lead to paranoia or anxiety. Physical effects may include bloodshot eyes, dry mouth, slurred speech, and increased heart rate.”

These high can last up to four hours after inhaling marijuana smoke, or up to 12 hours if consumed, though performance impairments may last for much longer.

Long-term effects of marijuana

Smoking marijuana may irritate the lungs and could lead to breathing problems like coughing, excess mucus, and bronchitis. Even though It is not clear if smoking marijuana is linked to lung cancer. Marijuana use during pregnancy may also harm a baby’s brain development and If you are under 24 I will affect growth of frontal lobes which is responsible for short term memory.

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