Cannabis is one of the most commonly abused substances, with millions of people in America being dependent on it. It is manhandled and a unlawful substance.
This drug is obtained from cannabis plant. The method of preparation involves drying the plant and grinding it into crumbs which are then smoked like a pipe or cigarette. Likewise, Cannabis can be eaten in many different presentations.
Edibles are foods infused with cannabis, mainly presented as baked goods and candies that provide users a similar effects as smoking it.
Users can also consume a resin-like substance from concentrated plant matter that produce a stronger effect. "Dab" as most users call it, is a viscous substance that can come crystallized as candy and is consumed inhaled and vaporised. There are more than one name for dabs, including shatter, budder, and wax.
In certain states, the use of Cannabis for medical purposes is legal and in some, recreational use is also allowed. Cannabis has been used a stress reliever and pain reliever and it can also be used to increase a person's appetite. In entertainment and attributing to its calming effects, Cannabis is used to attain the notorious "buzz." Cannabis is popularly referred to as pot, ganja, dope, weed and reefer on the street.
There have been many laws that have been passed in relation to the use of this drug in the past. Because of ambiguous feelings of its legality, there is some degree of doubt about the full extent of harm Cannabis can inflict if used for recreationally continuously for a long period of time.
Effects Of Using Cannabis
Cannabis is a drug that alters perception through its psychoactive effects. The chemical compound called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) found in Cannabis, that cause drug impact.
Cannabis effects may vary from one user to other depending on the mode of consumption. Cannabis produces faster, shorter-lived high if smoked.
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. Cannabis effects include:
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.
Growing Thc Quantity In Cannabis
Since the 1960's, the amount of THC content of Cannabis is increased by 300 % which influence the cannabis abuse and patience. 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.
Addiction from Cannabis can be medically analysed and impacts negatively on the life of the user.
Cannabis And Its Risk Of Addiction
Use of Cannabis develop psychological dependence just like other obsessions. Cannabis, much like other drugs, increases the levels of dopamine, a neurotransmitter in the brain which influences our happiness.
As with other drugs, the brain reprograms itself to crave Cannabis. When Cannabis is taken, the person feels happy because dopamine levels rise, but soon its level diminish. A sure-sign of Cannabis addiction is inability to quit it even when you want to.
Cannabis abuse exposes the user to various life risks. The risks can come out as sudden aftermaths like:
Lack of interest in school
Weak learning capabilities and forget things quickly
Prolonged Cannabis usage with disregard to the negative effects leads to addiction. You can find out more about the results of being addicted to Cannabis and the symptoms it causes.
Cannabis And Other Addictions
Due to experimenting with Cannabis, people begin the utilization of more harder drugs like Cocaine, so it is considered as a entrance for other alcohols or drugs. Teenager Cannabis users have a higher chance of experimenting with other drugs and this is why many have termed cannabis as a 'gateway drug'. According to statistics, there are increased cases of Cannabis abuse among teenagers in the US. Youths indulging Cannabis usage risk being addicted to the drug or other substances later in their lives.
Statistics Of Cannabis Abuse
How To Treat A Cannabis Addict
Individuals who have been using the Cannabis drug for ages sometimes tried to quit or stop using drug by themselves. However, just like any other addiction, the first step to overcome it is asking for help. Treatment options are far more simple than with other drugs, and are as simple as visiting a group or going to counselling. Get in touch; 0800 772 3971 we can help you.