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Teen Drug Use
Teen drug use is on the rise in the 90's. But one of the most popular drugs is marijuana beacause it is so easy to get and usually cheap. But there are many other kinds of drugs, you got PCP, LSD, Hash, and many others that come from the same plant but all of them are hazardous to your body and your health. Most people use the drugs just to forget about everything, but they forget about the dangers drugs can cause them. Marijuana is a big seller these days and it is a lot worse than it used to be people's bodies are building ip immunity's to the drugs the the dealers have to add more things to help you get the "high". Divorce is on the rise and kids feel it's their fault and they need a way to escape from the pain of there messed up life. Another reason is because their friends pressure them into using drugs most marijuana users are 12-18. The THC in the marijuana makes you experiance the "high" but what really make the THC grow is when this resin comes out on to the leaves and stems. Grass is something that comes from marijuana it is made up of dried choped leaves, stems, and leaves. In 100 ounces of grass, ther are 1 to 2 ounces of the THC. Sinsemilla is grass made of a plant that has larger amounts of THC than grass. In 100 ounces of sinsemilla there about 6 ounces of THC. Hashish is made of dried flowers, leaves and resin. In 100 ounces of hashish there are 8 to 14 ounces of THC. Hash oil is the plant's resin. 100 ounces of hash oil there are 15 to 40 ounces of THC. Thses different types of marijuana can be mixed together for a all different "high" all types of marijuana are smoked in a cigarette or pipe and sometimes added to food. Most teen marijuana users think that it help them do music, food, and have better sex. They enjoy the many things that appear do be different like art and sounds seem more intense. Some of the harmful effects of marijuana use can harm parts of the body. Like cigarette smoke, marijuana smoke also contains carbon monoxide, the stuff that inpears the oxygen carrying ability of the blood. It also contians high amounts of tar and other ibadd chemicals than does cigarette smoke. These tars and chemicals also damage more around the wind pipe and throught. It also though it doesn't seem to but it does increase the heart more than cigarette.
I think that the gov't needs to do two things one is to increase the punishment on the user and dealers two get the ATF to take more control and put more money into the ATF. And they need to get a better program than D.A.R.E. they need to start on younger kids when their mind is still starting to soak stuff they are more open minded than the sixth graders or 8th graders. Because if some of these kids are starting around 11 or 12 they need to start 7 or 8. In this day and age more people are saying we're just a bunch of slackers and but they are still worried about the taxes and welfare and all that stuff, when they should focus on the kids so we can fix thses problems beacause they sure aren't doing it now.
There are alot of things that need to be done for our teens but they try to take them all out at once when they should really focus on one or two at a time then when they solve those they should move on to the next. With all the drug use going on in this contry and if it's growing like the surveys say we need to work on that before all America is just a bunch of burn outs.
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