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Short and Long Term Effects of Marijuana Use

 As we know, there are some people who want marijuana to be used legally in Indonesia. Some of the considerations are not only bringing the people's economy, farmers are also profitable because marijuana can be used for medicine. Although it has been regulated by law, there is still a lot of clandestine distribution of marijuana. What are the short-term effects of marijuana use?

Short and Long Term Effects of Marijuana Use


What is Marijuana


Cannabis is a type of plant that grows seasonally and can reach a size of 2 m, namely Cannabis. One of the distinctive characteristics of marijuana is leafy finger. This plant can only grow in tropical mountains with an altitude of more than 1000 m above sea level. Usually marijuana is made in the form of cigarettes and smoked so that the effects of the substance react.


Scientists in America have discovered that marijuana or marijuana can cause heart disease or brain disease if used intensively. But until now it was thought that marijuana consumption did not cause permanent damage to the body. Recent research results cast doubt on this assumption.


Marijuana is well known as a recreational drug. In America alone there are 4.3% of young people who use this ingredient every day. Beneficial effects are also associated with substances derived from the Cannabis plant. Moreover, in the Netherlands, marijuana has been available in formulations from pharmacies since September 2003. Its usefulness is to eliminate symptoms such as multiple sclerosis, glaucoma and headaches. THC is the active ingredient of marijuana which for researchers is also a substance that causes health problems in long-term use.


Short Term Impact of Marijuana Use


Every drug must have an impact on the user. Likewise with marijuana, there are short-term effects that will arise. Various effects that can occur directly when someone uses drugs are: sensory choking, panic, fear, weakened movement coordination, slow response, drowsiness or mental stress, and increased heart rate.


Long-Term Impact of Marijuana Use


The use of marijuana for a long time and intense will also interfere with the health of the body. The first is a weakened body's immunity so that it is easy to get sick. After that also face the shrinkage of intimate arousal caused by sex hormones whose production decreases. Recent research also confirms that long-term marijuana use will increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes.


Scientists found in blood illustrations of heavy cannabis users to have high concentrations of apoC-III in the blood. These proteins are responsible for inhibiting the breakdown of fatty acids (including cholesterol). THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is the active substance in marijuana that will trigger the production of apoC-III. With so much of the protein will end up in the blood and fatty acids will also be damaged badly.


Excess apoC-III in cells has several consequences. The accumulation of fat in the blood of marijuana users can ultimately lead to atherosclerosis. Fatty material is deposited on the inside of the blood vessels, causing the blood vessels to continue to become blocked. Because fat can not be broken down, so that there are problems balancing energy, among others, in the body's liver cells. A mixture of these problems is a heart attack or stroke.


THC triggers the creation of apoC-III, so fatty acids do not break down and problems arise in the management of cellular energy. In conclusion, long-term marijuana use can cause heart attacks or strokes. Researchers warn that abusing marijuana is a risk factor for heart and brain problems. Moreover, there is the fact that long-term use of marijuana can cause diseases such as Alzheimer's. Several studies have shown that apolipoproteins (including apoC-III) are involved in the development of this disease.

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