Cannabis is one of the most commonly abused substances, with millions of people in America being dependent on it. It stands out as the most abused illegal drug.
The cannabis plant is the source of the drug called Cannabis. The method of preparation involves drying the plant and grinding it into crumbs which are then smoked like a pipe or cigarette. There are other forms of the drug which are ingested too.
Edibles are foods infused with cannabis, mainly presented as baked goods and candies that provide users a similar effects as smoking it.
Many cannabis users prefer using it as a semisolid viscous substance obtained from the cannabis plant as cannabis is more potent in this form. This drug, otherwise referred to as "dabs," may come in form of wax-like substance, a viscid liquid or hard, crystalline material which is more or less like candy that can be heated and snorted. "Dab" can also be called wax, budder, and shatter.
In some states, Cannabis is consumed both medically and recreationally. As medicine, it is used for pain and stress relief as well as boosting appetite. 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 alters how people perceive things since it's a psychoactive drug. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the chemical that causes most of the drugs' effects.
Depending on the individual and how the drug is consumed, the effects will vary from user to user. Ingesting the drug produces intoxication that lasts longer than smoking it although it also takes effect much more slowly.
Cannabis dabs contain a higher concentration of THC and that's why they produce a high even quicker than smoking cannabis and this high can last for a few hours. Impacts of Cannabis are:
Increased food cravings
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. Most of these hospital visits are blamed on accidents caused by intoxicated individuals.
Growing Thc Quantity In Cannabis
Compared to cannabis used in 60s, today's Cannabis has more than 250 percent higher THC content, and high THC concentration in turn means even a small amount of cannabis can cause a severe high. Taking in higher amounts of THC in the current Cannabis is likely to enhance risks related to intoxication as well as the risks related to addiction.
Addiction from Cannabis can be medically analysed and impacts negatively on the life of the user.
Cannabis And Its Risk Of Addiction
As most addictions develop, Cannabis addiction is a possibility that develops as rapidly as any other. Using Cannabis, just like other addictive drugs, influences the levels of dopamine in the brain by reducing neurochemical natural production.
To feel normal and ordinary, the user's brain gets reconstructed. Cannabis use increases the Dopamine levels in the user's' brain, albeit only temporarily. When a person wants to stop taking Cannabis but find themselves unable to do so, this usually means that they are addicted.
The risks associated to Cannabis use can affect the users' personal life. Some of the issues that heavy Cannabis commonly face include:
Low grades in School and College
Poor performance at work
Reduction in learning activities and impaired memory
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.
Other Drugs And Cannabis
Cannabis is considered a gateway substance in that most people who start using it end up opting for other powerful drugs such as Cocaine. It becomes a acuity that Cannabis is a gateway drug because teenagers use cannabis and they probably try different things with different drugs. Due to popular culture depictions, Cannabis use has been steadily rising. Cannabis-smoking teens are at a higher risk of developing a addiction to either cannabis or other drugs than adults.
Statistics Of Cannabis Abuse
Cannabis Addiction Treatment
People who have been using Cannabis for more than a year are more likely to struggle to stop using it. However, just like any other addiction, the first step to overcome it is asking for help. Getting advice from a counsellor and joining a support group are quite effective treatment options. We invite you to contact us on 0800 772 3971 to know more about treatment for Cannabis addiction.