DON’T GET IT TWISTED.

Let’s learn the facts!

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CHAPTER 1

This Plant’s Different

Weed is not your average plant. Yes, its natural, but not like the plants in your yard.

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CHAPTER 2

THERE’S A
SCIENCE TO IT.

Short-term effects

Other short-term effects include feeling high, slowed reaction time and hand/eye coordination, distorted perceptions of time and distance, paranoia,

faster heart rate, increased blood pressure, increased appetite, dry mouth, red eyes, difficulty thinking, decreased motivation, and fatigue.

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Brain

When using weed, dopamine is released to the brain. This is what causes the “high”.

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Memory

Weed usage can induce short-term memory loss due to its effect on the hippocampus.

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Lungs

Smoking weed release toxins ands carcinogens. Research has shown that weed smoke can contain the same toxins as tobacco smoke.

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Heart

Weed raises the heart rate shortly after weed is smoked or consumed. This can last up to three hours.

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It Varies

Several factors influence how weed affects an individual. With its increasing potency and varying metabolization rates, weed can cause anxiety, panic attacks, and other adverse reactions.

It Hangs Around

THC is stored in your fat cells. It can stay in your body for around three weeks.

Stay In The Game

Weed is an ergolytic drug, meaning it decreases athletic performance, causing slowed reaction time and muscle recovery.

CHAPTER 3

25 IS THE NUMBER.

Weed is weird. We still don’t know everything about it. But one thing we do know is that it can affect a young person’s development in multiple ways. Let’s go over why it’s important to give your brain and body the 25 years it needs to develop.

KEEP YOURSELF ON TRACK.
Premature weed use can put you at risk for impaired learning, memory, coordination, balance, and growth. Giving your brain the 25 years it needs to develop can ensure you reach your full potential.
WE’RE NOT DRAGONS.
Strong evidence has shown that frequent smoking can casual chronic bronchitis. Vape products containing nicotine or weed can aslo contain carcinogenic mentals, putting your lungs at risk of illness.
WEED AFFECTS MENTAL HEALTH.
Early weed use can heighten anxiety disorders. About 17% of teens using weed regularly get addicted. Studies indicate these teens are seven times more likely to face depression. Mental health is vital; remember these facts for your well-being!
CHAPTER 4
Legally Speaking...
Here’s how weed became legal, and what that means, exactly.
CHAPTER 5
FOR THE RECORD...
...we're not affiliated with law enforcement, but here are some facts to keep you out of trouble.
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Chapter 6
HERE’S WHAT YOU SAID
Every few years, Colorado students take a survey that includes questions about marijuana use. Here are some of the things you told us:
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