In UK alone, it is estimated that 4 million people are addicted to Cannabis. It is manhandled and a unlawful substance.
The plant from which Cannabis is derived is cannabis. The method of preparation involves drying the plant and grinding it into crumbs which are then smoked like a pipe or cigarette. Cannabis can also be found in the form of food.
The edibles are foods that are baked products and candies, have drugs which create the same impact as that of smoking.
Users can also consume a resin-like substance from concentrated plant matter that produce a stronger effect. This substance can be a gelatinous liquid, a crude wax-like material or a solid, preserved substance like a solid toffee that is characteristically evaporated and gasped, known as "dabs". "Dab" can also be called wax, budder, and shatter.
Some states use Cannabis for both recreational and medical purposes. Stress and pain relief are among its medical applications. People also use it for relaxation and achieving a high. Pot, dope, ganja, grass, maryjane, reefer and weed are the name of Cannabis.
Cannabis is a controverted drug, with many advocates for and against its use. Today's the confusion of reality and risks of Cannabis have mixed feelings and misinformation.
Abuse And Effects Of Cannabis
Cannabis being a psychoactive substance, it alters the user's mode of perceiving things. THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), a chemical compound contained in Cannabis, is responsible for the substance's effects.
It effects differently on different individuals and depends on how much anyone consumed. When you smoke Cannabis, you experience a high quickly than you would have experienced had you taken it orally, but the high obtained through smoking last for a shorter period.
The high concentration of THC in dabs means that the effect is usually immediate and lasts for hours. Cannabis can induce effects such as:
Hallucination of mild nature
The only drug that results in more visits to emergency rooms than Cannabis is Cocaine and this is despite the fact that there is no risk of overdosing on cannabis. The cause of these visits are accidents caused by people who were under the influence of the drug.
The Increasing Thc Content In Cannabis Today
Since the 1960s, Cannabis THC content has increased around 300%, which has affected users' abuse and tolerance. The risk of accidents due to intoxication as well as dependency on the drug increases with higher concentration of THC in Cannabis.
a addiction to Cannabis can make a profound difference in the life of a individual and this addiction can be diagnosed medically.
Use of Cannabis develop psychological dependence just like other obsessions. Chronic Use of Cannabis effects the brain's dopamine levels, decreasing the natural production of the neurochemical.
Soon enough, the brain will require the drug to be present for it to produce the neurochemical and be in a normal state. Using the drug will temporarily result in production of the neurochemical at the normal levels. Wishing to quit using Cannabis but not being able to, is a severe indication of a issue or a addiction.
Personal life of anyone can also be affected by the Cannabis drug. Some of the issues that heavy Cannabis commonly face include:
Problems with the law
Poor performance at school
Poor performance at office
Weak learning capabilities and forget things quickly
Continuing using Cannabis in spite of it causing problems in your personal sign is also a sure-sign of cannabis addiction. You can find out more about the results of being addicted to Cannabis and the symptoms it causes.
Cannabis As A Gateway Drug
Experimenting with Cannabis has in many cases lead to people using harder drugs such as Cocaine which is why it is referred to as a gateway drug. 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. According to statistics, there are increased cases of Cannabis abuse among teenagers in the US. Smoking Cannabis as a teen causes you be at a higher risk of producing a addiction to Cannabis or to a harder drug in the future.
Facts Related To Cannabis Abuse
Treatment For Cannabis Abuse
Many people who have ingested Cannabis for a prolonged period of time find it a daunting task to quit by themselves. Seeking help if you are a Cannabis addict is a smart option. Seeking counselling or joining a support group are part of treatment plans for giving up Cannabis addiction. We invite you to contact us on 0800 772 3971 to know more about treatment for Cannabis addiction.