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College and Marijuana San Antonio is home to a very prestigious university; a sister school of The University of Texas, The University of Texas at San Antonio. Both are respectable universities among all of the other universities in the United States. Expectations at certain universities may differ than expectations of other universities. However, one thing remains constant among all colleges in the United States: the use, possession, and distribution of marijuana is against the code of conduct and despite that matter, it is illegal as well. Marijuana, next to alcohol, is one of the most commonly used drugs in the whole wide world. Statistics show that since the year 1991 incoming freshman who have ever used marijuana has been on the steady rise, only to level out at a little less than fifty percent. This means that fifty percent of all college students have used marijuana, or one could say that half of our nation’s future has been on drugs at one time. The study shows that in the year 2003, six percent of incoming freshman use the drug on a daily basis, twenty-one percent have used it in the past month, and thirty-four point nine percent have used marijuana in the past year. Upon further inspection of those statistics, you can identify the addictive tendencies of marijuana upon the user (21% use it monthly, while only 34% use it yearly). Students who use marijuana get lower grades and are less likely to graduate from high school, compared to their fellow classmates. In one study of 129 college students it was found that, for users who do marijuana ninety percent of each month, basic functions related to attention, memory, and learning were considerably impaired even after they
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had not used the drug for at least 24 hours. The heavy marijuana users in the study had
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This note was uploaded on 06/04/2008 for the course OFFICE OF Disciplana taught by Professor None during the Spring '05 term at Texas San Antonio.

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