In UK alone, it is estimated that 4 million people are addicted to Cannabis. It is manhandled and a unlawful substance.
The cannabis plant is the source of the drug called Cannabis. Cannabis is typically consumed dried and smoke in either a cigarette or a pipe like tobacco. Cannabis can also be found in the form of food.
These include edibles like candies and baked items containing the substance and provide similar results as when smoked.
Many cannabis users prefer using it as a semisolid viscous substance obtained from the cannabis plant as cannabis is more potent in this form. The viscous substance or dabs as it is known in certain quarters can be wax like, hard or in crystal form and is usually inhaled after being vaporised. Wax, budder and shatter are other names for dabs.
In certain states, the use of Cannabis for medical purposes is legal and in some, recreational use is also allowed. As medicine, it is used for pain and stress relief as well as boosting appetite. People also use it for relaxation and achieving a high. 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. Today's the confusion of reality and risks of Cannabis have mixed feelings and misinformation.
Cannabis Effects And Misuse
Cannabis being a psychoactive substance, it alters the user's mode of perceiving things. The chemical compound called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) found in Cannabis, that cause drug impact.
Depending on the individual and how the drug is consumed, the effects will vary from user to user. 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.
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
Greater desire to eat
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. The reason for high-rate of emergency room visitation is attributed to the accidents resulting because of being intoxicated after taking Cannabis.
Enhancing Thc Levels In Cannabis
Since the 1960's, the amount of THC content of Cannabis is increased by 300 % which influence the cannabis abuse and patience. Today the increased amount of THC in Cannabis has increased boozing related danger and has also increased danger of addiction.
Cannabis addiction is very real and someone dependent on it loses interest in other things in life.
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. Cannabis use increases the Dopamine levels in the user's' brain, albeit only temporarily. 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 school
Poor performance at office
Impaired learning and difficulty to remember new things
a person can also be said to be addicted if they use the drug despite being well aware of the ill effects. Come forth and learn about the many symptoms and effects of Cannabis addiction.
Cannabis And Other Addictions
Often known as a gateway drug, Cannabis addiction leads to usage of other, more severe drugs like Cocaine. Teenager Cannabis users have a higher chance of experimenting with other drugs and this is why many have termed cannabis as a 'gateway drug'. Due to popular culture depictions, Cannabis use has been steadily rising. 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.
Cannabis Abuse Figures
How To Treat A Cannabis Addict
A person who has developed a dependency on Cannabis may find it very hard to stop using without assistance. Getting help for the addiction is what works best when one is addicted to Cannabis. 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.