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Good and Bad in Cannabis Drugs.

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Good and Bad in Cannabis Drugs Cannabis is the most widely used drug by people nowadays, and it has different names. It is also known as herbal, marijuana, ganja, weed, hashish, bhang, spliff, and bud. It is produced from parts of the cannabis sativa plant. There is a positive and negative effect in using cannabis. Positive Cannabis: Cannabis is used for many different medical reasons. It stimulates appetite and enhances food craving, it has a mild analgesic effect that it is similar to aspirin or ibuprofen, which are known as painkillers. It is also a mood lifting substance that can make its user more relaxed and calm. Cannabis reduces fluid pressure within the eye (intraocular pressure) and is good for patients with glaucoma to use. ...read more.


There is also no scientific consensus as to the level of possible harm caused by cannabis consumption. After someone has taken cannabis the user might feel, relaxed, less stressed, feel like laughing, have a mood lifting experience, increased appetite, increased thirst, pain relief from headaches or cramps, also a boring task may become more interesting or funny to the user. These are positives outcome in people taking this drug. Negative Cannabis: Youngsters use cannabis these days too. Marijuana users are at increased risk of impairment of memory, attention, concentration, and judgement. It is a high risk for youngsters at the age of 14 to 17 years old to use; whereas many youngsters use cannabis as often as they smoke a cigarette these days. Children start taking cannabis because they have easy access to buying this drug at a young age. ...read more.


A user might also feel light-headed or faint. Different people that use cannabis might feel differently towards the drug, some might not even feel any effects. Clearly cannabis has complicated effects on the user's memory, but its effects have been varied in many cases with the user. Whether cannabis is harmful of beneficial is still unknown and depends on the user's biology and point of view, when taken. Using cannabis is heavily restricted in many countries, and in many years it may be legalised in some countries. It is legal to use in some countries like Hong Kong. From all my research that I've done there is still a positive and negative outcome towards cannabis. That doesn't mean the drug is safe or unsafe to use. But cannabis is a well known by most people and some people believe it is a less harmful drug than others although this has not been confirmed. ?? ?? ?? ?? Communication essay ...read more.

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