4/20 is a day for tens of thousands of Americans to gather and celebrate the illegal drug Marijuana. They cherish this day like someone would a regular holiday, for example Christmas. On this day, people get together to smoke and support the growth of Marijuana.

Marijuana has become completely legal in 20 states. The other 30 states have different rules to follow when it comes to this type of drug. However, only four of these states have completely made it illegal while the rest have decided it has medicinal purposes. According to Time.com 4/20 is also a code police officers use to say “Marijuana smoking in progress.”

Here are some side-effects that Marijuana may cause (downsides):

  • Dizziness
  • Increased heart rate
  • Increased appetite
  • Dry mouth (cotton mouth)
  • Paranoia 
  • Issues learning things and short term memory loss
  • Delayed thinking
  • Confusion
  • Blood shot eyes
  • Loss of motor coordination

The following list are things that Marijuana can be used for (benefits):

  • Pain management
  • Can help ease anxiety, depression and PTSD
  • Cancer
  • Epilepsy
  • Alcoholism and addiction
  • Improved appetite
  • Improved sleep
  • Improved quality of life

If you or someone you know is experiencing drug addiction in any way, here is a number to reach out to: 1-800-662-4357 -SAMHSA National Helpline