Unit 2: Hallucinogens

Marijuana is the most widely used illicit drug in the US and tends to be one of the first illegal drugs teens use. The physical effects of marijuana use, particularly on developing adolescencts, can be acute.

Physical & Physiological Effects
Potential cardiac dangers for those with preexisting heart disease. Paranoia, hallucinations, cancer risk, and decrease in testosterone levels for men while increase in testosterone levels for women. Marijuana also blocks the messages going to your brain and alters your perceptions, and emotions, vision, hearing, and coordination.

FACT: Excstacy can produce unpredictable erratic, and violent behavior which can lead to serious illness or death.

Unit 2