In UK alone, it is estimated that 4 million people are addicted to Cannabis. As far as illegal drugs go, this is the most commonly abused.
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.
Edibles are foods infused with cannabis, mainly presented as baked goods and candies that provide users a similar effects as smoking it.
Various individuals take in a resin-like drug derived from the plant which offers a extremely intense buzz. 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. Shatter, wax and budder are alternative names for dabs.
In certain states Cannabis is used for medical purposes and it is also used to get a high. 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." Ganja, grass, pot, maryjane, reefer, weed and dope are all common names for the drug.
Cannabis is a controverted drug, with many advocates for and against its use. There are still many people who have very little idea of the real effects of this drug thanks to misinformation.
Cannabis Abuse And Effects
It is a psychoactive drug and it changes perception. 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.
The high concentration of THC in dabs means that the effect is usually immediate and lasts for hours. Among the effects of Cannabis, we can find:
Feeling of pleasure
Hallucination of mild nature
It is almost impossible overdosing with Cannabis, but it has the second-highest rate of emergency room visits, after Cocaine. Most of these hospital visits are blamed on accidents caused by intoxicated individuals.
Higher Thc Concentration In Cannabis
THC concentration in Cannabis is believed to have increased to 300% since 1960s thereby influencing tolerance and effects of cannabis. 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.
The clinical aspects of Cannabis addiction can negatively impact a person's life.
Just the same way other substance dependencies develop, individual using Cannabis can also get addicted to the drug. Cannabis increases the production of dopamine in the brain just like other drugs.
As with other drugs, the brain reprograms itself to crave Cannabis. Using the drug will temporarily result in production of the neurochemical at the normal levels. A sure-sign of Cannabis addiction is inability to quit it even when you want to.
Personal life of anyone can also be affected by the Cannabis drug. The risks associated to Cannabis and its chronic use can lead to the following consequences:
Problems with law enforcement agencies
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. Try to know as much as you can about symptoms associated with Cannabis addiction and its negative effects.
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. This is a problem particularly with teenage Cannabis use since teenagers are more likely to try out other drugs after using Cannabis. 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 About Cannabis Use
Treating Cannabis Addiction
Many long-term users of Cannabis find it very difficult to quit without external help. Seeking help if you are a Cannabis addict is a smart option. Cannabis addiction can be treated easily by joining a rehab group or by counselling a specialist. To learn more, contact us now on 0800 772 3971.