Approximately four million Americans are struggling with their Cannabis dependence. As far as illegal drugs go, this is the most commonly abused.
Cannabis comes from the cannabis plant, specifically from the flowers and buds. Just like it is the case with cigarettes, it is generally parched up, crushed and smoked. Likewise, Cannabis can be eaten in many different presentations.
These edible foods can produce the same effect as smoking the drug and usually baked goods and sweets are the most commonly used.
People looking to experience higher levels of intoxication have also used a certain resin that is acquired by concentrating extracts of the plant. More popularly called "dabs", this substance may be in a dense liquid form, a semisolid form, or a solid form whose vapours are then inhaled. Wax, budder and shatter are other names for dabs.
In certain states Cannabis is used for medical purposes and it is also used to get a high. it is used for anxiety and pain release and also to increase hunger. For achieving infamous "high" and for reducing stress, Cannabis is used. Pot, dope, ganja, grass, maryjane, reefer and weed are the name of Cannabis.
There have been many laws that have been passed in relation to the use of this drug in the past. There are still many people who have very little idea of the real effects of this drug thanks to misinformation.
Cannabis Effects And Misuse
Cannabis is a drug that alters perception through its psychoactive effects. THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), a chemical compound contained in Cannabis, is responsible for the substance's effects.
Cannabis effects may vary from one user to other depending on the mode of consumption. Ingesting the drug produces intoxication that lasts longer than smoking it although it also takes effect much more slowly.
On the other hand, "dabbing" can be immediate and last for hours due to its high concentration of THC Among the effects of Cannabis, we can find:
Feeling of pleasure
Although overdosing on Cannabis poses no risk, the drug is rated second with Cocaine topping the list of patients visiting the emergency room after indulging in drugs. When people were drunk the result is the accidents that increased the number of patients in the hospitals.
Higher Thc Concentration In Cannabis
Compared to the 1960s, the amount of THC in Cannabis that is available nowadays is higher by as much as 300 percent in some cases. The effect of these higher levels of THC include greater chance of developing a addiction and increase in the likelihood of accidents caused by intoxicated individuals.
The clinical aspects of Cannabis addiction can negatively impact a person's life.
Many people become psychologically dependent on Cannabis in the same manner others develop a psychological dependency on other drugs. Using Cannabis, just like other addictive drugs, influences the levels of dopamine in the brain by reducing neurochemical natural production.
Soon enough, the brain will require the drug to be present for it to produce the neurochemical and be in a normal state. When Cannabis is taken, the person feels happy because dopamine levels rise, but soon its level diminish. When a person wants to stop taking Cannabis but find themselves unable to do so, this usually means that they are addicted.
Cannabis abuse exposes the user to various life risks. Using Cannabis can lead to:
Problems with the law
Poor performance at school
Poor performance at office
Impaired learning and difficulty to remember new things
You are a addict, if you are continuously taking Cannabis drug knowing its negative effects. In this case, it is critically vital to get acquainted with the signs and consequences of falling victim to Cannabis addiction.
Cannabis As A Gateway Drug
Cannabis has been recognised as a Gateway Drug because dabbling with it often leads to use of gateway drugs such as Cocaine. The position of Cannabis as a Gateway Drug is mostly associated to teenage drug use, as teenagers are much more likely to experiment with other, stronger drugs. The number of teenage Cannabis users in the United States is currently higher than it has ever been. Cannabis-smoking teens are at a higher risk of developing a addiction to either cannabis or other drugs than adults.
Statistics Of Cannabis Abuse
How To Treat A Cannabis Addict
People who have been using Cannabis for more than a year are more likely to struggle to stop using it. Similar to other types of addictions, the best way to quit is by seeking advice from a expert. Getting advice from a counsellor and joining a support group are quite effective treatment options. Get in touch; 0800 772 3971 we can help you.