I have to do a health poster on drugs and I chose marijuana?

My poster has to include what type of drug it is (depressants hallucinogensm stimulants.), howit is taken ( eg. pill, liquid, inhaled, injected, absorbed) how the drug harms the brain and body (short term and long term efftects) curret statistics surround use/abuse (affecting teens) interesting information. I need help answering those questions…. and please include links if possible. What else should i include on my poster?

5 Responses to “I have to do a health poster on drugs and I chose marijuana?”

  1. klbythebay@sbcglobal.net Says:

    Ever heard of :


    I forget what it stands for exactly but it was a program detailing what you seek where police officers and others made presentations at schools to desseminate information on narcotics and drugs. If you are shy about contacting police then the school or board of education ought to have a plethora of information.

    While you are at it find out why the program did not work !

  2. ole man Says:

    it might be hard to prove your point,i would switch to a drug,like coke or crack .
    some people don't consider marijuana a drug,it's a plant.
    not many ill effects are proven either.it's more proven to be medicine.

    boy you people below are sure brainwashed,DARE must have just visited your school..lol
    MJ is not 15 times stronger than the 60"S,bull,not true,feds making stuff up,ask anyone from the 60's,you are talking out your asss.
    MJ does not cause cancer,every medical study in the world backs that up.the tar in MJ doesn't stay in your lungs like tobacco,MJ is a expectorant!!!!!
    Former Surgeon general General C. Everrat Koop said on national TV that the radioactivity in tobacco is probably responsible for most tobacco related cancer
    there is not 1 documented case of cancer caused by MJ
    U of Jamaica did a 20 year study for the government and found that people who smoke MJ live longer..lolol
    here is alist of therapeutic uses;
    4.nausea relief
    5.epilepsy,multiple sclerosis,muscle spasms
    6.antibiotic cbd and disinfectants
    7.arthritis,herpes,cystic fibrosis,rheumatism
    8.lung cleaner and expectorant
    9.sleep and relaxation
    10.therapeutic emphysema potential
    11.stress and migraine relief
    12.to increase appetite
    13.to reduce saliva
    0f the 400 compounds inMJ over 60 have therapeutic abilities
    to say that MJ leads to other drugs is misleading,how is that determined???
    what you ask 100 crackheads if they tried pot??give me a break.why not ask them how many have tried soda pop.
    MJ is low key,if your game for crack,what's pot???it's no big deal ,to a coke head!!ask how many potheads do crack or herion??maybe .001%

    where are all the 60's pothead cancer patients???????
    if there was '1' he would be the poster boy,but there isn't even 1.

  3. Day of Black Sun Says:

    Wieeeeerd! We just did the same thing on Friday and today. I divided ours into 4 sections, Short Term, Long Term, Slang Terms, (and I forgot the other lol) But I put a blunt in the middle, or you could put a leaf. It is a hallucinogensm and is taken by smoked in a blunt or joint, or being eaten. Some affects on the brain are short term memory loss & loss of cells. It also affects sperm count. Other affects are abnormal heart rate, difficulty concentrating, problems problem-solving, and occasionally hallucinations. Slang terms are, Mary Jane, Weed, Pot, Reefer, Chronic, Grass, Gangster. It causes people to try other drugs, therfor leading to another drug addiction. It stays in your body for about 2 weeks, and stays in your hair until the roots fully grow out to the point your hair is at now.

  4. dkitty_154 Says:

    Marijuana (grass, pot, weed) is the common name for a crude drug made from the plant Cannabis sativa. The main mind-altering (psychoactive) ingredient in marijuana is THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol), but more than 400 other chemicals also are in the plant. A marijuana "joint" (cigarette) is made from the dried particles of the plant.

    What are some of the immediate effects of smoking marijuana?
    Some immediate physical effects of marijuana include a faster heartbeat and pulse rate, bloodshot eyes, and a dry mouth and throat. No scientific evidence indicates that marijuana improves hearing, eyesight, and skin sensitivity. Studies of marijuana's mental effects show that the drug can impair or reduce short-term memory, alter sense of time, and reduce ability to do things which require concentration, swift reactions, and coordination, such as driving a car or operating machinery.

    How It Is Taken
    Usually smoked and sometimes eaten in cookies, brownies or brewed in like tea.

    How does it effect the brain… check out this site…http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/bb/neuro/neuro04/web1/aejelonu.html

    What are its short-term effects?
    Short-term effects of marijuana include problems with memory and learning, distorted perception (sights, sounds, time, touch), trouble with thinking and problem solving, loss of motor coordination, increased heart rate, and anxiety.These effects are even greater when other drugs are mixed with marijuana.A user may also experience dry mouth and throat.

    What are its long-term effects?
    Marijuana smoke contains some of the same cancer-causing compounds as tobacco, sometimes in higher concentrations. Studies show that someone who smokes five joints per week may be taking in as many cancer-causing chemicals as someone who smokes a full pack of cigarettes every day.

    Interesting things:

    Street names: Aunt Mary, Boom, Chronic (Marijuana alone or with crack), Dope, Gangster, Ganja, Grass, Hash, Herb, Kif, Mary Jane, Pot, Reefer, Sinsemilla, Skunk, Weed.

    According to the UN's estimate, 141 million people around the world use marijuana. This represents about 2.5 percent of the world population.

    Cannabis was first federally prohibited in 1937. Today, more than 83 million Americans admit to having tried it.

    Total Drug Arrests in the US

    Marijuana is the most used illegal drug in the United States. Nearly 69 million Americans over the age of 12 have tried marijuana at least once.

    Marijuana is California's largest cash crop.

    Today's marijuana is 10 to 15 times stronger than it was in the 60's

    Reaction time for motor skills, such as driving is reduced by 41% after smoking 1 joint and is reduced 63% after smoking 2 joints.

    There have been over 7,000 published scientific and medical studies documenting the damage that marijuana poses. Not one study has shown marijuana to be safe.

    Data has shown that people high on marijuana show the same lack of coordination on standard "drunk driver" tests as do people who have had to much to drink.

    The daily use of 1 to 3 marijuana joints can produce the same lung damage and potential cancer risk as smoking five times as many cigarettes.

    Marijuana is the second most common drug, after alcohol, present in the blood stream of non-fatally and fatally injured persons.

    Among teens 12 to 17, the average age of first trying marijuana was 14 years old.

    A yearly survey of students in grades 8 to 12 shows that 23% of 8th graders have tried marijuana at least once and by tenth grade, 21% are "current" users. Among 12th graders, nearly 50% have tried marijuana at least once, and about 24% were current users.

    Marijuana is a complex material containing 421 chemicals, 60 of which are only found in marijuana

    33.6% of students listed to have used marijuana in the last year and 20% were listed to have used in the last month.

    75% of drug-related criminal charges are connected to marijuana.

    65% of people arrested for marijuana related crimes are for simple possession.

    Approximately 50,000 Canadians are arrested each year for marijuana related crimes.

    600,000 Canadians have a criminal record for simple possession of marijuana.

    Estimates put the value of the marijuana industry to the British Columbia Economy at anywhere between $2 billion and $10 billion, making it one of British Colombia's top three industries.

    What else should you include on your poster: PICTURES.

    Hope this helps! 🙂

  5. Zuzana Says:

    Estimates put the value of the marijuana industry to the British Columbia Economy at anywhere between $2 billion and $10 billion.

    Wow that is alot of money , is that american or canadian dollars ?