Marijuana is legal in Canada for personal use. As
a result, Canada has a higher risk of addiction to marijuana and the medical implications costs the Canadian government
millions. Although a natural substance marijuana is associated with ulcers,COPD and lung cancer.
In addition, you have a mental health population that is more likely to use marijuana and it has brutal effects on the
mentally ill. Although it is a good anti - anxiety it affects the frontal lobe of your brain to where you can have
a drop in your IQ, your motor skills and you can also aquire symptoms of ADD.
Unfortunately for some of the mentally ill it will exacerbate psychotic
hallucinations and suicidal ideation. For the mentally ill these are side effects that are not acceptable and can
Not to mention that for a healthy person there are also a number
of health risks, including memory impairment, loss of coordination and the potential for withdrawal symptoms and hallucinations.
And, like cigarette smoke, inhaling burning marijuana exposes you to substances that may cause cancer.
Data from Memphis TN, shows that while driving "high" a
person has the same lack of coordination on standard "drunk driver tests" as someone who has had too much
to drink. Out of 150 reckless drivers who were tested for drugs at the arrest scene, 33 percent tested positive for