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Marijuana or weed has been controversial when it comes to its usage. Marijuana is used both as psychoactive drug as well as a medicine. Also known as weed its usage, possession and sale is illegal in most of the countries in the world. The fact that the weed is illegal is because of its adverse effects on body and mind on prolonged consumption. It is the most illegally used drug in the world. Marijuana is basically referred to dried flowers, leaves and seed of Cannabis Plant and the chemical responsible for the psychoactive effects like euphoria, relaxation or heightened mood is THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol).

What is Weed?

Marijuana often called as weed is a greenish-gray mixture derived from the dried leaves, stems, flowers and seeds of Cannabis Sativa (a hemp plant). It is used for many medical purposes therefore termed as Medical Cannabis’. The medicinal usage of weed includes:

  • It is used to treat muscle spasm caused by multiple sclerosis.
  • Many cancer patients are given weed to fight Nausea caused from cancer chemotherapy.
  • People suffering from loss of appetite and excessive weight loss in extreme conditions like HIV or nerve pain.
  • Seizure disorders and Crohn’s disease are also were weed is advised.

How does weed affects health?

Weed has considerable harmful effects on both body and mind. Marijuana is often consumed for its psychoactive and physiological effects like euphoria, relaxation and mood elevations but these are temporary and only last for few minutes but the harmful effects of taking weed regularly for long term may do permanent damage to your body and mind. The harmful effects of consuming marijuana include:

  • Deterioration in the short-term memory of the person
  • Impairment of the motor skills
  • Cause dryness in mouth
  • Heart Rate Increases
  • Reddening of eyes
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Leads to anxiety and depression

Drug Testing for Marijuana is advised if you observe similar symptoms.

Ways to consume Marijuana or Weed?

Marijuana is consumed in various ways but smoking is the most common one, smoking a marijuana filled cigarette is also called joint. It is also consumed through vaporizing cannabis, as cannabis tea and can be combined with oil or butter to be used in food. The effects of marijuana are instant when taken though cigarette.

How can you detect Marijuana in one’s body?

Marijuana is illegal in many countries and therefore it is compulsory to go under drug testing for Marijuana if you wish to join company in country where it is not allowed. Many companies do not employee people who have indulged themselves in smoking cannabis recently. This has become a compulsory recruitment process in many companies to ensure that the person hired does not affect safety of others around him. It is advised to go for a drug test before joining any company that adheres to law on smoking cannabis.

Drug test used to check Marijuana consumption includes:

  • Urine drug testing
  • Hair drug testing
  • Blood Sample drug testing
  • Saliva drug testing

The testes listed above include proper procedure that a person needs to follow. Any of the tests may be used to check the presence of marijuana in your body. It is up to the company to decide what test to take up for proper results on Marijuana consumption.

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