The state should
illegalized marijuana permanently due to the fact of the percentage rate of
students drop out. What is marijuana? It is a weed that came from the Cannabis
saliva plant. It contains more than 400 chemicals. 39.8 percent of the United
State population has tried marijuana once in their life. Many people tried this
drug because it's supposed be considered the "safe" drug, which is
not true. It actually has a lot of effect on a human body.
It can create short-term
memory and reduce the ability to do certain actions like driving around. THC is
also one of the main ingredients. It affects the brain the most because the
brain binds to work with Cannabis receptors. The receptors control your memory,
thought, concentration, and other parts.
When a person smokes
marijuana, they tend to lose themselves. This drug mainly affects the young
generations. The more they do it, the more they enjoy it. The more they enjoy
it, the more they want to smoke and only smoke. Meaning that they lose interest
in school and other hobbies.
Studies show that young
people, who use marijuana regularly, lose interest in schooling. It affects
their learning in all subjects. They can't seem to remember things when they
are high. This is probably why teens drop out of school often.
If you think about
it, young people do drugs because they think it's cool or because they are
stressed out about something; mainly school and families. They feel as though
that marijuana can help them unwind but at the end of the day, the problem is
still there. You can escape from a situation for about a night, but when you
wake up in the morning, it's still there.
Peers influence a mass
amount of these young teens in their actions. Their peers usually peer pressure
them into doing smoking. Some teens know that it's wrong but still do it
because it's what’s considered "cool."
This is probably why teens
drop out of school often. I feel as though that the school district does not
keep the kids motivated to learn so they can care less. In this case, the kids
turn to drugs to pass the time.
In the year of 2007, 18.8
percent of seniors used marijuana. Some seniors at that stage don't really care
for school because it's there last year and they don't need to do anything so
they might as well have fun. With that decision made, it can affect their
future with college. Getting into a good college is harder than ever these
days. Most community colleges and universities will look beyond the grades and
check all of your high school student records. A history of drug use,
possession, and buying, or selling drugs may kill your chances of getting into
the college or university of your choice.
Study shows that if a
person smokes five joints a day can get cancer. Not only that, but if you're a
pregnant and you smoke marijuana constantly, it can damage your baby's health.
It will mainly cause more pain for your child than you.
Marijuana can damage our
emotions. It can make you laugh one minute and then make you depressed the
next. What these people don't realize is that the decisions they make, affect
For a pregnant woman, her
decision to smoke marijuana affects her baby. For a teen, his/her decision
affects his/her future and friends. Once you make that one decision, you can’t
go back to it.