Marijuana Cannabis

Marijuana is one of the most commonly used and abused drugs in the world.  It is used for numerous reasons, some which are medicinal.  While in some countries it is perfectly legal to purchase and use marijuana the debate on its legality in the United States has been ongoing and sometimes quite contentious.  There are some groups that claim that marijuana has a lot of medical benefits and few negative side effects and thus should be made legal.  There are others who feel that marijuana is inherently bad because it is a drug. It seems that lately those in favor of the drug being legal have gained some ground in the debate.  Marijuana is now legal to possess in very small quantities in some states in US. In other areas in the US it is legal to possess and use marijuana for medically approved reason.  A person does need a prescription written by their doctor in order to avoid trouble with the law in this regard.

Marijuana is a mix of seeds, stems and flowers.  It comes from the cannabis sativa plant. There are various types of marijuana. There is a misconception popular amongst some that marijuana does not have any negative affects on those who use it. This simply is untrue. Studies have shown that long-term and chronic use can lead to brain damage and various mental disorders, though experts are not sure whether or not marijuana use is what causes the mental conditions are if these individuals were already predisposed to certain mental disorders. Marijuana is classified as a Schedule I drug in the United States.  This classification (Schedule 1) is for drugs that are very addicting and have little or no medicinal value.  Because marijuana is sometimes perscribed for ailments it makes little sense that it is a Schedule 1 drug. However, it remains.

It is possible to develop an addiction to marijuana, though not a physical one. Users may find themselves with a psychological addiction, which can be just as dangerous. Those with a severe addiction may find it necessary to enter drug rehabilitation. Outpatient therapy can be very effective, though inpatient treatment may be required for those with a very severe dependency.

Marijuana Addiction

There is some debate concerning whether or not marijuana tolerance can develop in users. Some drug experts believe that persons who have engaged in long term and chronic use may develop a tolerance to it. Others suggest that this is not possible. What isn’t much up for debate is the contention that marijuana can be psychologically addicting.Marijuana can be psychologically addicting.  People who develop such addictions can have as much trouble getting clean as those who have a phys...

Marijuana Basics

Marijuana or cannabis, is a plant which produces THC, a psychoactive. It is used by individuals in numerous countries, of all ages and socioeconomic statuses. The drug has a number of uses including medicinal and recreational.  It is also used in various products such as rope, clothing and even lotions. Marijuana is commonly referred to as weed, Mary Jane, pot and grass. It is a depressant, intoxicant, psychedelic and stimulant. There are several species of Marijuana plants, included amo...

Marijuana Dangers

Marijuana use has many negative effects on those that smoke or consume it. Its association with mental health disorders has been pretty well noted.  Persons who have a history of mental illness may find that marijuana exacerbate or worsens it. There is also some concern about whether or not marijuana causes schizophrenia and psychosis. It is not clear whether or not the drug causes these conditions or if it worsens them in those who already suffer from mental disorders. Individuals who h...

Marijuana Legality

The legality of marijuana in the United States can be a bit confusing. In some states it is allowable for medical uses. In some of those same states, as well as others, individuals are allowed to be in possession of small amounts (typically about one ounce) for personal use. It doesn’t have to be medicinal grade and an individual does not have to have any medical problems. Before anyone goes out and purchases marijuana, it is important to determine whether or not it is legal to be in po...

Marijuana Mixing

Marijuana is commonly mixed with other drugs, largely because it is considered pretty safe to do so. It is not considered dangerous or risky. Drinking alcohol and smoking ‘pot’ is a common drug mix.  While a little bit of each may not have any negative effect, using too much of either or both, when combining the two can cause nausea and vomiting.Many people combine marijuana with drugs, often times to dull the effects of stimulants. For example, a person may use it with cocai...

Marijuana Q & A

A. Is marijuana really addicting? Yes, marijuana can be psychologically addicting, so much so that it takes control over a person’s life. People who develop a dependency on it may develop a number of problems. They include financial, relational and career related problems. Psychological addictions should not be underestimated. They can be very overwhelming and significantly and negatively impact a person’s life and those who love and care for them.  Those who suffer from an a...

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