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ABSTRACT

In this report, different aspects of discussed

deviance of smoking marijuana are being

discussed and its overall impact on US society

& culture. Furthermore, accepted policies &

practices in dealing with deviance is also

being talked here. Lastly, it is being projected

that how this deviance will be treated with the

next 10-20 years’ period.

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Table of Contents
Introduction ................................................................................................................................ 2

Aspects of Smoking Marijuana .................................................................................................. 2

Overall Impacts on US Society & Culture ................................................................................. 3

Impact of Smoking Marijuana in US Society & Culture ........................................................... 3

Accepted Policies & Practices ................................................. Error! Bookmark not defined.

References .................................................................................................................................. 5
Introduction

Deviance is the perceived infringement of social standards. Standards direct for all intents

and purposes every single human movement. Aberrance is wrongdoing, the infringement of a

general public's formally instituted criminal law. Correspondingly, smoking cannabis is

additionally an aberrance, which is being considered as a social wrongdoing.

Marijuana, produced in the cannabis plant, is used in three forms: a hemp, dried leaves and

flower peaks, also known as "Hash", "Ganja" or "Weed". Marijuana is the most widely used

product in many countries in the world and mainly used in Europe. Cannabis oil is used to a

lesser extent, which is only 0.05% of the seizures of cannabis in 2009.

Aspects of Smoking Marijuana

When marijuana is being smoked, THC and other involved chemicals are moved from the

lungs into the bloodstream and transferred quickly through the body to the brain. Deviance

begins to feel the effects immediately when one smokes that. Many people experience good

euphoria and a sense of relaxation. Other common effects may vary considerably from person

to person: increased sensory perception, laughter, changes in time perception, and increased

appetite. But it is being consumed in foods or beverages, these results decrease slightly,

usually after 30 minutes to 1 hour, since the drug must first pass through the digestive system.

The consumption or consumption of marijuana gives much less THC than smoking the

appropriate amount of the plant. Due to deferred results, people can inadvertently consume

more THC than they expected. (Steinherz & Vissing, 1998)


Overall Impacts on US Society & Culture

It does not seem all these facts about the impact of smoking marijuana to reach teenagers.

Marijuana is becoming a social problem in US that affects these youths who use the drug as a

way to get rid of the problems of their lives.

Chronic THC administration causes degenerative changes in brain aging in rats that resemble

the effects of stress and high levels of corticosterone secretion. (Kilmer, 2013)

Following is the short list of different problems caused by marijuana:

1. Short-term memory loss glitches

2. Severe sort of anxiety problems in which it is being realized that someone is

continuously watching us

3. Different and strange behavior is being developed that includes seeing, smelling,

talking, hearing and others. (McLean Hospital, 2016)

Impact of Smoking Marijuana in US Society & Culture

According to the latest data, the average amount of THC in the samples collected was

12.55%. This corresponds on average to less than four percent in 1983 and has since tripled

the drug's effectiveness.

Following is the recent stats regarding Marijuana consumption in US nations:

I. By 2012, approximately 23.9 million Americans aged 12 and over (last month) were

addicted to illegal drugs. This corresponds to 9.2% of the population of 12 years or

more. Marijuana was the most used illegal drug, with 18.9 million users last month.

II. The use of illegal drugs among 18-25 year-olds increased from 19.7% in 2008 to

21.3% in 2012, mainly due to the high use of marijuana (from 16.6% 2008 to 18%). ),

7% in 2012).
III. In 2012, approximately 2.9 million people aged 12 have used illegal drug drugs over

the past twelve months. This is about 7 900 imported products per day. The highest

number of newcomers consumed marijuana (2.4 million).

IV. Between 12 and 13 years, 1.2% of marijuana was consumed. for 14 and 15 years -

6.1%. and for 16 and 17 years it was up to 14 percent.


References

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Retrieved from https://www.unodc.org/documents/drug-prevention-and-

treatment/cannabis_review.pdf

Kilmer, R. L. (2013). "Marijuana and Crime: Is there a Connection beyond Prohibition?".

THE ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION, NBER Working

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McLean Hospital. (2016). Marijuana's effects on the body, brain, heart and sperm.

California, US: In the News.

S.A. Deadwyler, R. H. (1993). "Effects of Cannabinoids and Nicotine on Central Nervous

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Steinherz, K., & Vissing, T. (1998). The Medical Effects Of Marijuana On the Brain. How

many victims of the counterculture have suffered cognitive damage from marijuana

smoking?, 2-3. Retrieved from http://21sci-

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