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    MARIJUANA: A TREAT OR A THREAT?

    A Term Paper

    Presented to

    Mr. Albert Braga

    Mindanao Polytechnic College

    In Partial Fulfillment

    Of the Requirements for

    English 2

    By:

    Casumpang, Kenneth Jay L.

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    Catalan, Jet Marck Reil E.

    Claudio, Randy Jr. L.

    Colong, Argie L.

    Delig, Edjohn C.

    Dibo, Jimmy Jr. D.

    Dumanig, Rabi M.

    Ebrona, Keven G.

    Gasmin, Jester I.

    Gerodias, Russel Jay M.

    List of Graph

    Answers of the female respondents to:

    Question no.1 If marijuana I addictive

    Answers of the female respondents to:

    Question no. 2 Have you tried using marijuana

    Answers of the female respondents to:

    Question no. 3 Who influences you

    Answers of the female respondents to:

    Question no. 4 Do you have plans to stop using from it

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    Answers of the female respondents to:

    Question no. 5 Have you done negative deeds

    under the influence of marijuana

    Answers of the male respondents to:

    Question no. 1 Have you tried using marijuana

    Answers of the male respondents to:

    Question no. 2 Have you tried using marijuana

    Answers of the male respondents to:

    Question no. 3 Have you tried using marijuana

    Answers of the male respondents to:

    Question no. 4 Have you tried using marijuana

    Answers of the male respondents to:

    Question no. 5 Have you tried using marijuana

    Chapter 1

    THE PROBLEM

    In troductio n:

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    Illegal drugs are global problems. More than half a billion people abuse drugs

    worldwide. The images span all segments of society. The urban professional snorting

    cocaine in a night club: the glue-sniffing street children in the slums of the developing

    countries; including our own; the farmer addicted to the opium poppy he grows; and the

    teenage ecstasy user in a comfortable suburban home.

    There is a direct link between drugs increasing crime and violence rate. Using illegal

    drugs has resulted among other negative outputs, lost of wages, soaring healthcare costs,

    broken families, and the deteriorating communities.

    In some countries, addict supporting this vice commit more than 50 per cent thefts.

    Revenues from illegal drugs fund some of the most deadly armed conflicts. Equally jarring

    are the social costs: street violence, gang welfare, domestic crime, urban decay and

    shattered lives.

    The worst is the fact that some public officials military leaders, vested with public

    trusts, are being identified as coddlers and protectors of drug lords.

    We are engaged in a never-ending struggle against dreaded menace-DRUGS.

    One of which is marijuana.

    Marijuana or Cannabis Sativa is one of the commonly abused illicit drugs. Long-term

    marijuana abuse can lead to addiction for some people; that is, they abuse the drugs

    compulsively even it interferes with family, school, work, and recreational activities.

    It is also smoked in blunts, which are cigars that have been emptied into tobacco

    and tea. As a more concentrated, resinous form it is called hashish and, as a sticky black

    liquid, hashes oil. Marijuana smoke has a pungent and distinctive, usually sweet-and-sour

    odor.

    There are countless street terms for marijuana including pot, herb, weed, grass, widow,

    ganja, and hash, as well as terms derived from trademarked varieties if cannabis, such as

    Bubble Gum, Northern Lights, Fruity Juice, Afghani #1, and a number of skunk varieties.

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    In 2005, 97.5 millions Americans age 12 And older used marijuana at least once in a

    month prior to being surveyed. About 6,000 people a day in 2004 used marijuana for the

    first time. Of these, 63.8% were under age 18. In the last half of 2003, marijuana was the

    third most commonly abused drug mentioned in drug-continental United States, at 12.6

    percent, following cocaine (20%) and alcohol (48.7%).

    Prevalence of lifetime, annual, and use within the last 30 days for marijuana

    remained stable among 10 th and 12 th graders surveyed between 2003 and 2004. However,

    8 th -graders reported a significant decline in 30-day use and a significant increase in

    perceived harmfulness of smoking marijuana once or twice and regularly.

    Trends in disapproval of using marijuana once or twice regularly and occasionally

    rose among 8 th graders as well, and 10 th -graders reported an increase in disapproval of

    occasional and regular use for the same period.

    Medical opinion holds that marijuana contains 360 compounds besides

    cannabinoids, and the smoke of marijuana cigarette contains noxious vapors of carbon

    monoxide, acetaldehyde and vinyl chloride, as well as phenol, creosol, and naphthalene.

    Marijuana smoke has twice as many cancer-producing substances (benzanthracene and

    benzopyrene) as tobacco cigarettes. Prolonged smoking of marijuana can result persistent

    impairment of memory and of psychomotor performances.

    Another conflicting view concerning to the effects of marijuana in medical

    panorama includes; marijuana has been used medically in treatment of glaucoma, epilepsy

    and asthma. Moreover, the use of marijuana to relieve nausea, vomiting and can produce

    anticancer drugs.

    Just about all marijuana users will insist that they become more creative when high

    on marijuana. As long as 1840 s French poet Charles Baudelaire wrote about the creativity

    marijuana stirred within him, but he agonized over his inability to do anything about it

    because of marijuana s lethargy including actions. This is tranquil an accurate assessment

    of the effects of marijuana on creativity.

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    It is by all means that marijuana is not a plant it is a mixture of dried leaves, a stems,

    and flowering tops and stalks of the Indian hemp plant (cannabis sativa). Hashish, a gummy

    powder made from the resin (cannabin) exuded by the plant s flower tops.

    This condition has encouraged the researchers to put Marijuana as their subject,bearing in mind not just its pessimistic side but rather both sides. Is marijuana the most

    dangerous and depraved plant ever made? Or can Marijuana be the greatest fad since sliced

    bread and a bequest from God?

    S ign ifica n ce of the S tudy

    From ancient to present years marijuana is widely used in different applications,

    may it be in the field of medicine, pain killing, ecstatic effects or religious purposes. History

    shown that the effect of marijuana can be beneficial to people yet, in the present day due to

    advances in research techniques, skeptic are not so amiable to call marijuana beneficial. Up

    to now no approved drug so far actually makes the eye drainage system more efficient than

    marijuana.

    Scientist themselves formulated conclusions conflicting on the idea of the another,

    this means that up to this point of time the debate on legalizing marijuana is still a sensitive

    whether to use it on medical purposes or not.

    With this situation presented, there is an urgent need for us to derive into correct

    conclusions and to weigh in positive and the negative effects of marijuana particularly.

    This research study helps to inform the populace especially the teenagers in the

    effects of Marijuana either on taking it moderately or abusively. This research study

    explores the possible effects of Marijuana in the psychological or physical aspects of the

    person using it. The researchers aimed at knowing the basics about marijuana, its causes

    and effects.

    This researched study provides greater learning and understanding about

    Marijuana as it discusses various literatures. A number of Marijuana treated disease were

    also studied.

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    This research study enhanced the knowledge of the researchers to a wider

    knowledge about Marijuana, most especially.

    B. Objectives of the study

    To know what is marijuana?

    To know what are the positive and negative effects of Marijuana.

    To know if there are enough bases that Marijuana should be considered legal.

    Illegal.

    To know what are the causes why the community prefers to use Marijuana.

    To know who has the more number of Marijuana users.

    C. S tateme n t of the Problem

    This study answered the following questions:

    What is Marijuana?

    What are the positive and negative effects of Marijuana?

    Are there enough bases that Marijuana should be considered legal? Illegal?

    What are the causes why the community prefers to use Marijuana?

    Who has the more number of Marijuana users?

    D . D efi n itio n of Terms

    Marijua n a - a crude drug preparation made from a hemp plant cannabis sativa .

    The flowering tops of the plant secrete a sticky resin that contains the psychoactive

    materials for which marijuana is used. The plant is dioecious (which means both male and

    female).

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    THC (delta-9-tetrahydroca nn abi n ol) - The main active chemical in marijuana. The

    membranes of certain nerve cells in the brain contain protein receptors that bind to THC.

    Cann abidiol (CB D ) - a chemical found in marijuana, inhibits growth of cancer cells in

    animals. These compounds have some of the properties of THC, but cause less psychoactiveeffects-the high.

    D ro n abi n ol (Mari n ol). Dronabinol (dro-NAB-in-ol) is a man-made version of THC

    available by prescription. It s used to prevent nausea and vomiting after cancer

    chemotherapy when other medicines for these side effects don t work, and to increase

    appetite in people with AIDS.

    Hashish - a gummy powder made from the resin (cannabin) exuded by plant s flower tops.

    E. Review of Related Literature

    This chapter reviews concepts and studies relevant to the present investigation.

    Marijuana a crude drug preparation made from a hemp plant cannabis sativa. The

    flowering tops of the plant secrete a sticky resin that contains the psychoactive materials

    for which marijuana is used. The plant is dioecious (which means both male and female).

    Marijuana can be smoke in cigarette and pipes and mix it with food and drinks.

    Marijuana is a minor hallucinogen that has an active ingredients THC 9delta-9-

    tetrahydrocannabinol). It is commonly called mary jane, pot, brownies, p am p a pog i, dam o ,

    tea, joint, dope, grass (terms for marijuana are often based on place of origin and color).

    When defined subjectively, marijuana has a formal name being Cannabis Sativa; a

    plant containing delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, more commonly known as THC. The active

    ingredients which provide an existential like state of cosmic interaction known as being

    high.

    The physical quantities include tiny red/ brown hair and white crystalline powder coating.

    Marijuana is usually grown, dried and then rolled and smoked or used in pipe or bong.

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    Known in India, Central Asia, and China, marijuana has long been used as both a

    medicine and in toxicant. It gained widespread use in the United States in the 1960 s and

    1970 s, becoming the second most popular drug after alcohol, and its popularity continued

    through the end of the 20 th century, particularly among American teens.

    Most countries consider marijuana an illegal substance, but individual countries

    vary on how the prosecute the use and possession of marijuana. Some countries only

    impose small fines, whiles others impose harsher punishment, including imprisonment.

    Marijuana is illegal in western countries, but has currently been discriminated in

    Britain. Amsterdam is one country in which the controlled and moderate use of marijuana

    is of illegal.

    The main active chemical in marijuana is THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol). The

    membranes of certain nerve cells in the brain contain protein receptors that bind to the

    THC. Once securely in place, THC kicks off a series of cellular reactions that ultimately lead

    to the high that users experience when they smoke marijuana.

    Tetrahydrocannabinol is the chemical most active in producing in psychological

    effects if marijuana. The amount of tetrahydrocannabinol in particular plants varies,

    widely, depending in the climate, soil, and other factors. On the basis of it s clinical effects,tetrahydrocannabinol a classified as a psychotomimetic or hallucinogenic drug. However,

    its effects on the brain appear to differ from those produced by other hallucinogens, such as

    LSD-25 or mescaline.

    The use of marijuana started long before any research was ever done, people used it

    all over the world for variety of reasons. The oldest record of medicinal use of marijuana

    comes from Chinese texts, around 5000 years ago.

    The exact origins are still unknown but most experts hypothesize that it originated

    from somewhere in Central Asia, north of the Himalayan Mountains. The Latin term

    cannabis had a Greek origin (Kannabis) whereas the English word hemp is derived from

    Middle English hempe and the earlier Old English from henep to haenep.

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    According to, Raphael Mechoulam and co-workers at the Hebrew University in

    Jerusalem, the origin of the term cannabis can be traced as such: Greel cannabis < Arabic

    kunnab< Syriac qunnappa< Hebrew Pannag (bhanga in Sanscrit and bang in Persian). The

    authors think that it is probable that poannag, mentioned in the Bible by the prophet

    Ezekiel (5-22), is in fact cannabis or marijuana. The term marijuana may have arisen from

    the Portuguese marihuango or the Mexican-Spanish mariguana, both of which mean

    intoxicant . Marijuana is a term that indicates a preparation made from the flowering or

    fruiting tops of the cannabis plant from which the resin has not been extracted. The use of

    the term cannabis is international, yet its products and the plant itself can be called many

    different names. The synonyms, excluding the street names, are almost legion and vary

    from one country to another. For example, Central Africans refer to cannabis as mata,

    kwane, M bhanze, or dagga while Indians commonly refer to it as charas, bhang, ganja,

    hashish.

    Central Asiatic nomads may have been the agents for cultural dispersion of the

    hemp plant throughout Asia. Warlike equestrian pastoralists inhabiting Scythia, a large

    ancient region in southeastern Europe and Asia used the hemp plant for textiles and

    intoxications. Herodotus, a famous Greek Historian, stated that the Scythian passion was

    inhaling the smoke of burning hemp plants. This was done by burning portions of the

    plant in metal censers beneath small tent structures and enclosed the vapors, which were

    then inhaled for ritualistic and euphoric purposes.

    Later it was discovered by Russian archeologists that hemp fibers were used by the

    Scythians for certain types of clothing s. After 1700 B.C., nomads possessing use and

    knowledge of hemp migrated out of Central Asia. Ancient Iranian literature implies that the

    hemp plant was used as an oil source. However, hemp s most significant use in southwest

    Asia, Egypt, the Mediterranean region, and Africa was for intoxicating purposes.

    The Assyrians I ancient Mesopotamia used hemp for fibers, incense, cultivation of

    sesame and flex for essential fats, and most notably, for drug sources.

    In the Mediterranean region, there is strong evidence that hemp intoxication was a

    popular social practice. In the first century of the Christian era, Dioscordes, a physician,

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    wrote a book on medicinal herbs. He was unaware of the dioecious nature of the hemp

    plant and therefore listed a separate species for both female (Kannabis Emeros) and the

    male (Kannabis Agria). He indicated that for females, cannabis could be used for strong

    rope, relieving earaches, and including menstrual flow. For the male, on the other hand,

    cannabis could be used for muscular ailments.

    Claudios Galen (130-193 A.D.), a renowned scholar and author, reported that hemp

    was a commonly consumed substance on the Italian Peninsula. It was noted that it caused

    dry mouth but if taken in hilarity. Marijuana was used to some extent for ecstatic purposes

    and limited drug use in northerly regions of Central and Western Europe.

    In the Chinese culture, one of the early medicinal uses of hemp was for absent-

    mindedness. Shen Nung, the Father of Husbandry, who probably lived sometime

    between 3494 and 2657 B.C. experimental cannabis for its drug potential. In his

    pharmacological boo, he wrote that hemp should be prescribed from female weakness,

    gout, rheumatism, malaria, beriberi, constipation, and absent-mindedness.

    In India, there is an evidence of migrating tribes being the first to introduce hemp

    into the region. The earliest synonym for hemp in India was Bhanga. In old folk songs,

    ganga or bhanga was the invariable drink of heroes before performing great feats of

    heroism.

    The traditional hemp intoxication was a means of stimulating confidence, bravery

    and success. In the XV Fargard of the Vendidad, a compilation of religious laws and myths,

    hemp is referred to as a substance that stimulates abortion. In the Din Yast, a devotional

    treatise dedicated to the Goddess Kista, hemp is referred to as being used for inducing

    euphoric feelings and righteous actions.

    Marijuana is in the United States was first widely noticed in the 1920 s in the wake

    Mexican migration taking place around that time. By 1930 s all large cities in the country

    had marijuana dealers and buyers. Concerned that the drug might incite the violence and

    sexual deviance, Congress passed the marijuana tax act 1937, making marijuana possession

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    a felony offense. In the 1960 marijuana use become popular across American college

    campuses, and by the 1970 s laws against marijuana begun to more lenient.

    Although the hemp plant is probably indigenous to central Asia, it grows wild

    throughout most of the world and can be cultivated in any area that has hot season. Onlythe female plant synthesizes the chemicals responsible for the pharmacological effects of

    marijuana. The chemicals are legend primarily in the flowering tops of but they may also be

    found to a lesser extent in the leaves, stem, and seeds.

    Cannabis has an ancient history of ritual use and is found in pharmacological cults

    around the world. Hemp seeds discovered by archaeologists at Pazyryk suggest early

    ceremonial practices like eating by the Scythians occurred during the 5 th and 2 nd century

    B.C.E., confirming previous historical reports by Herodotus. Some historians and

    etymologists have claimed that cannabis was used as a religious sacrament Jews and early

    Christians.

    It was also used by Muslims in various Sufi orders as early as the Mamluk period, for

    example by the Qaladars. In India and Nepal, it has been used by some of the wandering

    spiritual sadhus for centuries, and in modern times the Rastafari movement has embraced

    it as a sacrament. Elders of the modern religious movement known as the Ethiopian Zion

    Coptic Church consider cannabis to be the Eucharist, claiming it as an oral tradition from

    Ethiopia dating back to the time of Christ, even though the movement was founded in the

    United States in 1975 and has no ties t either Ethiopia or the Coptic Church like the

    Rastafari, some modern Gnostic Christian sects have asserted that cannabis is the Tree of

    Life.

    Other organized religions founded in the past century that treat cannabis as a

    sacrament are the THC Ministry, the Way of Harmony, Cantheism the Cannabis and theChurch of Cognizance.

    Cannabis was introduced to the Americas in the mid-19 th century by Indian laborers

    under the Indian indenture system implemented by the British Empire after the end of the

    African slavery in the British West Indies. In the Caribbean, cannabis is still known as ganja

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    (the Sanskrit word for marijuana), Indian or Coolie weed. The plant eventually spread into

    Mexico, U.S., Canada and the rest f the Americas.

    The production of the cannabis for drug use remains illegal throughout most of the

    world. International Opium Convention of 1925, the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937, the 1961Single Convention n Narcotic Drugs the 1971 Convention on Psychotropic Substances, and

    the 1988 United Nations Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and

    Psychotropic Substances, while simple possession of small quantities is either legal, or

    treated as an addiction rather than a criminal offense in a few countries.

    Solitary use or regular heavy use is much less common. Regular heavy use of

    marijuana or hashish leads to someone tolerance. However, unlike narcotics, (morphine

    like drugs), and alcohol, the repeated use of marijuana does not cause physical dependence,

    and there are no withdrawal symptoms when chronic use is interrupted.

    Marijuana acts mainly on the central nervous system. The effects it produces depend

    on the personality of the use, the dose, the method of administration, and the

    circumstances surrounding its use.

    The most consistent effect of marijuana is a change of mood. Marijuana usually

    produces a sense if well-being (euphoria), enhanced self-esteem and relaxation. Thesemood changes are frequently accompanied by changes in sensory perceptions. Distances

    may appear greater, and time intervals may seem longer than they really are. Sensory

    stimuli may also take on a more pleasant or novel quality s that the ordinary sounds or

    object may seem aesthetically more pleasing or interesting.

    In some cases, marijuana cases a decrease an emotional control that gives rise to

    impulsive behavior. It is more common, however, for users to withdraw into introspective

    reveries. In the United States, marijuana users refers t his level of intoxication as a high.

    Marijuana generally tries to avoid taking ore of the drug than in necessary to reach this

    level.

    Some users of marijuana or hashish, experience illusions or visual and auditory

    hallucinations that are sometimes accompanied by feelings of panic, and other psychotic

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    symptoms. It is now known that such as acute intoxications are not necessarily caused by

    individual idiosyncrasies, as a previously thought, but that in high enough doses,

    tetrahydrocannabinol, the active principle in marijuana, can produce such effects in most

    people.

    Marijuana is almost smoked. Since tetrahydrocannabinol is more potent when

    smoked than when taken orally, and since the onset of drug effects is rapid when the drug

    is smoked, it is usually possible for marijuana users to avoid over dosage by taking only as

    pleasant high. However, marijuana, especially in high doses, has induced psychotic

    episodes in occasional users who had no previous histories of psychotic behavior.

    Although the effects of marijuana vary somewhat from person to person and depend

    on partly on the setting in which the drug is taken, regular users agree about marijuana s

    effects on consciousness (Tart, 1970). Researchers have studies effects of marijuana on

    memory as well.

    Like alcohol, marijuana impairs the transfer of new information from short-term

    memory to long-term storage (Darley et al., 1973; Miller et al., 1977; Wetzel, Janowsky, and

    Clopton, 1982). Scientists have begun to piece together the psychological aspects of

    memory impairment.

    Marijuana seems t reduce the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine (Ach) in

    various pathways in the brain s limbic system (Miller and Braconnier, 1983). Once

    structures within the limbic system, the hippocampus seems particularly involved in

    consolidating new information into long-term memory. Marijuana may affect memory by

    temporarily impairing the same neural system but to a smaller degree.

    Many users describe two phases of marijuana intoxication: initial stimulation, which

    includes giddiness and euphoria, followed by sedation and pleasant tranquility. Mood

    changes are often accompanied by altered perceptions of time and space.

    Thinking processes become disrupted by fragmentary ideas and memories. Many

    users report increased appetite, heightened sensory awareness, and general feelings of

    pleasure.

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    Negative effects of marijuana use can include confusion, acute panic reactions,

    anxiety attacks, fear, a sense of helplessness, and loss of self-control. Chronic marijuana

    users may develop a motivational syndrome characterized by passivity, decreased

    motivation, and preoccupation with taking drugs like alcohol intoxication, marijuana

    intoxication impairs judgment, comprehension, memory, speech, problem-solving ability,

    reaction time, and driving skills.

    Marijuana has puzzling aspects. Scientists have not succeeded in establishing exactly

    what substance n the cannabis plant produce drug effects, or how, THC, is, of course,

    believed to be the most important active element, but chemists believe it s not the only one.

    It is classified as hallucinogens. It is not a narcotic as it resembles both stimulants

    and depressants in some of its effects. Its use does not lead to physical dependence, nor do

    the user and the abuser develop tolerance. Some users, in fact, find that with regular use

    they need less marijuana to achieve the desired high.

    Users do acquire a slight to moderate psychological dependence. Less, in some

    experts opinions than do regular users of alcohol or tobacco.

    Some of marijuana s adverse health effects may occur because THC impairs the

    immune systems ability to fight disease. In laboratory experiments that exposed animalsand human cells to the THC or other marijuana ingredients, the normal disease-preventing

    reactions of many of the key types of immune cells were inhibited. In other studies, mice

    exposed to THC or related substances were more likely than exposed mice to develop

    bacterial infections and tumors.

    Marijuana as one of the most popular drugs has various effects on human health,

    learning and social behavior. Research clearly demonstrates that marijuana has the

    potential to cause problems in daily life or make persons existing problems become worse.

    Depression, anxiety, and personality disturbances have been associated with chronic

    marijuana use.

    Because marijuana compromises the ability to learn and remember information, the

    more a person uses marijuana the more he or she is likely to fall behind in accumulating

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    intellectual job, or social skills. Moreover, research has shown that marijuana s adverse

    impact on memory ad learning can last for days or weeks after the acute effects of the drug

    wear off. Students who smoke marijuana get lower grades and less likely to graduate from

    high school, compared with their non-smoking peers.

    Chapter IV

    Prese n tatio n, An alysis a n d In terpretatio n of D ata

    Presentation and Analysis

    This chapter presents, analyze and interprets the information obtained by the

    researchers after they have conducted various research and studies.

    The researchers conducted a survey at Barangay Poblacion Tupi, South Cotabatowith 100 respondents, which were subdivided into two categories: female and male. The

    two subcategories are then separated into different age bracket according to where a

    certain respondent belongs.

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    This survey would enable the researchers to know if how many persons in the

    community were exposed to using marijuana and any other related questions. This activity

    will help in answering the questions posted on Chapter 1.

    The following data presented are the results the researchers acquired by doing theactivity.

    G raph 1. A n swers of the female respo n de n ts to questio n n o. 1 For your opi n io n is

    marijua n a addictive?

    Lege n d :

    Bracket A

    Bracket B

    Bracket C

    Bracket D

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    Based on the first question that was given to female respondents these

    interpreations were drawn:

    On bracjet A where age ranges from 15-20 years old, the survey was conducted to

    three respondents who all agreed that marijuana was addictive. While on Bracket B, where

    age ranges from 21-30 years old, 75% of the 12 respondents agreed. Whereas, on Bracket

    C, where age ranges from 31-40 years old, 83.33% of the total six respondents disagreed

    hthat marijuana is addictive sort similar to Bracket D whose ages are 41-65 years old, qho

    has seven respondents, where 85.71% were not amiable that the herb was addictive.

    In all, 64.2% of the total 28 female respondents answered that marijuana is addictive

    almost twice the number of the respondents who answered that marijuana is not addictive.

    G raph 2 A n swers of the female respo n de n ts to questio n n o. 2 Have you tried usi n g

    marijua n a?

    Lege n d :

    Bracket A

    Bracket B

    Bracket C

    Bracket D

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    Based on the second question that was given to 28 female respondents these

    interpreations were drawn:

    The question was pertaining to marijuana whether they have atleast tried using it.

    On Bracket A where age ranges from 15-20 years old, the question was given to three

    respondents where 66.66% were amiable that they have tried using it.

    On the other hand, 50% of the 12 female respondents on Bracket B answered that

    they had tried to use marijuana.

    In Bracket C% with six respondents where age ranges from 31-40 years old, only

    16.66% tried using using it and in Bracket D with seven respondents age ranges from 60-

    70 years old have have 14.28%.

    Based on the diagram only 36.9% of the 28 female respondents have been exposed

    to marijuana and the remaining 63.09% were not able to try using it.

    G raph 3 A n swers of the female respo n de n ts to questio n s n o. 3 If yes , who

    in flue n ced you?

    Lege n d :

    Bracket A

    Bracket B

    Bracket C

    Bracket D

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    Based on thrid question that was given to 10 female users these interpretations

    were drawn:

    The question asked the users if what or who influences them in using marijuana. In

    Bracket A ages 15-20 years old with 2 users answered 100% of them were due to peer

    pressure (friends) as well as in Bracket C ages 31-40 years old with 1 user and Bracket D

    ages 60-70 years old with 1 user.

    While on Bracket B with six users and age ranging from 21-30 years old, only

    66.66% answered that their friends are the one who influenced them and 33.33%

    answered curiously (others) as reason of using marijuana.

    All in all 91.66% of the 10 users who are exposed to marijuana states that theirfriends are the one whi influenced them in using marijuana and 8.33% is just beacuase of

    curiousity.

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    G raph 4 A n swers of the female respo n de n ts to questio n n o. 4 D o you have pla n s to

    stop from usi n g it?

    Lege n d :

    Bracket A

    Bracket B

    Bracket C

    Bracket D

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