Marijuana in your System

Marijuana stays in your system for different amounts of time depending on how often you smoke it, how much you smoke, and the makeup of the individual (weight/height/etc). If smoke it occasionally it will remain in your system for up to 10 days. If you smoke marihuana on a regular basis it will stay in your system for as long as 30 days. Marijuana is fat soluble. It stores in the fat cells of the body, the brain, the liver, the kidneys, in other words the major organs.

Marijuana affects many areas of the users system, such as the lungs. Individuals who smoke marijuana regularly for a long time find that they are more susceptible to contracting chronic bronchitis or pneumonia than those who do not smoke. It affects the brain as well by clouding the brain and making it hard for the cells there to send messages to each other. Marijuana also makes it hard for messages to travel from the brain to the rest of the body. The area of the brain most harmed by marijuana is the hppocampus, the short-term memory area.

Marijuana also affects your immune system. This is the system that keeps the body free from harmful things. When users smoke marijuana on a regular basis their immune system becomes weaker, loosing the ability to stop allergies, pollens, bacteria, or viruses from making the body sick.

Marijuana Facts

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

Marijuana is classified as a "psychotropic" or "psychoactive" drug and is highly addictive for some individuals.

In one study conducted in Memphis, TN, researchers found that, of 150 reckless drivers who were tested for drugs at the arrest scene, 33 percent tested positive for marijuana, and 12 percent tested positive for both marijuana and cocaine.

Some scientific studies have found that babies born to marijuana users were shorter, weighed less, and had smaller head sizes than those born to mothers who did not use the drug.

Marijuana decreases the body's ability to fight diseases is weakened

You can get high from second hand marijuana smoke

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