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Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010 7B # I HERE'S TO YOUR HEALTH AURA WHIITAKER Although banned by the United States federal govern- ment in 1937, sources esti- mate 14.8 million Americans use marijuana. The United States drug market is one of the world's most commer- cially viable and attracts drug traffickers from every corner of the globe. In America, marijuana costs about $400 to $2,000 per pound, depending on the quality Marijuana is the buds and leaves of the Cannabis sativa plant. This plant is said to contain more than 400 chemicals, includ-ing delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, the plant's main psychoactive chemical. THC is known to affect the brain's short-term memory and motor coordina- tion, and increase your heart rate and levels of anxiety. Studies also show marijuana contains cancer-causing chemicals typically asso- ciated with cigarettes. The marijuana plant has liver and the rest of the body. Marijuana is filled with should be legalized for med- are a lot of possibilities. How- many uses. Its stiff, fibrous The stomach absorbs THC hundreds of chemicals, andical use because of its thera- ever, I am aware of apparent stalk known as hemp can be more slowly than the lungs, when it is burned, hundreds peutic nature. Marijuana has medicinal benefits to some used to make anything from When marijuana is eaten, the of additional compounds are been used in the treatment of individuals. Smoking is not food to ship sails. The stalk is levels of THC in the body are produced. When marijuana is several conditions including the way to go though. That is comprised of two parts the lower, but the effects last inhaled or ingested in some cancer and AIDS (to suppress for sure. If marijuana is used hurd and the bast. The bast, longer, other form, several short-nausea and stimulate ap- for medicinal purposes it or hemp fibers, can be woven Fairly new on the scene is a term effects occur, petite), glaucoma (to alleviate should be eaten in the form of to create canvas and rope. vaporizing technique Vapor- Some of marijuana's side eye pressure), epilepsy (to food, swallowed in oil or tinc- The hurd provides pulp to ization is a way to avoid irri- effects include problems with stop convulsions) and multi- ture form, or vaporized. make paper, oil and seed for tating respiratory toxins in memory and learning, dis- ple sclerosis (to decreaseLegal or not, my question food. Marijuana plants pro- marijuana smoke by heating~ torted perception, difficulty muscle spasms), is why? Why do you want to duce a high-protein, high- cannabis to a temperature with thinking and problem Most people believe the inhale smoke? Why do you carbohydrate seed sometimes where the psychoactive in-solving, loss of coordination, negative effects of marijuana want to change the way you used in granola and other gredients evaporate without increased heart rate, anxiety, usage outweigh the positive, feel? Why does doing drugs food. Hemp oil and seed causing combustion. The paranoia and panic attacks. Others argue smoking pot is make you happy? Why spend contain only trace amounts user inhales a mist instead of In addition, psychologicalOK because it is natural. To- the money? Why risk your of psychoactive chemicals, actual smoke, dependence usually develops bacco is natural too, but also health? Why model un- Possessingand using hemp In your brain, groups of because a person's mind not healthy. Don't we all healthy behavior to children? products, such as hemp rope cannabinoid receptors havecraves the high it gets when agree that putting smoke into Take a minute and ask your- or hemp oil, is legal, an effect on several mental' using the drug. your lungs will have negative self these questions. The most common way Of and physical activities: short- Beyond these effects, marl- side effects on your health? Is Medical marijuana use using marijuana is smoking, term memory, coordination,juana smokers are suscepti- anyone going to tell me that seems to be justified. Recre- When the smoke from mari- learning and problem solving, ble to the same health prob- walking into a burning forest ational use? ... I don't think juana is inhaled, the THC Cannabinoid receptors are lems as tobacco smokers, and breathing the smoke isso. goes directly to the lungs, activated by a neurotrans-such as bronchitis, emphyse- not bad for you because Your lungs are lined with mitter called anandamide, ma and bronchial asthma, leaves are natural? Aura Whittaker has a millions of alveoli, the tiny Anandamide belongs to a Long-term use of the drug Everything you ingest has Bachelor of Science degree in air sacs where gas exchange group of chemicals called can increase the risk of dam- a consequence. A single marl- kinesiology, which is the study occurs. The alveoli have an cannabinoids. THC is also a aging the lungs and repro-juana joint is said to be of the principles of mechanics enormous surface area 90 cannabinoid chemical and it ductive system, according to equivalent to five cigarettes, and anatomy in relation to times greater than your skin mimics the actions of anan- the U.S. Drug Enforcement Black lungs anyone? Also, human movement. She has so they make it easy for damide. This means THC Agency. It has also been marijuana is categorized as a more than 15years experience THC and other compounds to binds with those receptorslinked to heart attacks, depressant, similar to alco- in nutritional consulting and enter the body. and activates neurons, which Although marijuana is hol. If a person with a mental personal training For corn- You can also eat marijuana, causes adverse effects on the known to have negative ef-disorder uses marijuana, it ments and questions, e-mail In this case, the marijuana mind and body. fects on the human body, could make them depressed, enters the stomach and the In addition, the side effects there is a raging debate over and possibly even suicidal, or send mail to Lassen County blood absorbs it there The of marijuana reach many the use of medicinal marijua- I could go on and on aboutTimes, 100 Grand Ave., blood then carries it to the other parts of the body. na. Some say marijuana the negative effects. There Susanville, CA 96130. experts issue warning poison Dana Michaels DFG Information Officer State and county officials remind Californians to use caution when using poison baits (rodenticides) to control rodent pests. Careless use of these chemicals has injured and killed wildlife and pets throughout the state. The Department of Fish and Game anti County of E1 Dorado Environmental Management Vector Control have issued the warning in response to a eint increase in the use o -such baits, as residents are responding to a rodent population explosion. In E1 Dorado County and other parts of the state, unusually high numbers of voles are creating problems for homeowners. Voles are small, outdoor rodents that build and use grass tunnels. They are similar in appear- ance to house mice, with short tails and smaller ears. Residents should be aware of the dangers that some rodenticides pose to wildlife and pets, particularly through secondary poisoning. Secondary poisoning oc- curs when scavenging species eat dead or dying rodents that have been killed by rodenti- cides. Owls, hawks, other scavenging birds and preda- tors such as raccoons, fox, skunk and coyote are at risk. Pets will also eat dead or dying rodents and unpro- tected bait. Deer may be attracted to the pellet forms of rodenticides. Over-the-counter rodenti- cides including many com- monly known brands that contain the active ingredi- ents brodifacoum, bromadi- olone or difethialone can only be legally used to control rats and house mice in and around structures. It is not legal to use these products in open areas such as pastures or fields. Bait products that contain the ingredients chlorophaci- none or diphacinone can be used legally to control out- door rodent pests such as voles, ground squirrels and gophers. These compounds require multiple feedings to kill rodent pests, so they pose a lower secondary poisoning risk compared to rodenti- retreat to their dens, burrows this compound may be muchthe birds and mammals ex-More information on pro- or other hiding places in the greater than we know," said posed to brodifacoum weretecting wildlife and pets from final stages of anticoagulant DFG environmental scientist collected in areas adjacent to rodenticide baits is on the poisoning, the number of tella McMillin. 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