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 cannabis plant is the source of the drug called Cannabis. The Cannabis plant is firstly dried out, grounded up and then smoked in paper or pipes like cigarette or tobacco pipes. Edible is other available form of Cannabis.
These include edibles like candies and baked items containing the substance and provide similar results as when smoked.
People looking to experience higher levels of intoxication have also used a certain resin that is acquired by concentrating extracts of the plant. "Dab" as most users call it, is a viscous substance that can come crystallized as candy and is consumed inhaled and vaporised. "Dab" can also be called wax, budder, and shatter.
In certain states Cannabis is used for medical purposes and it is also used to get a high. As medicine, it is used for pain and stress relief as well as boosting 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.
In some states it is legal and in some it is not. There are still many people who have very little idea of the real effects of this drug thanks to misinformation.
Effects Of Using Cannabis
Cannabis alters how people perceive things since it's a psychoactive drug. 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.
Because of the intense amount of THC, the impact of dabs is immediate as well as it lasts for many hours. Among the effects of Cannabis, we can find:
Relaxation and happiness
Higher appetite levels
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
Compared to cannabis used in 60s, today's Cannabis has more than 250 percent higher THC content, and high THC concentration in turn means even a small amount of cannabis can cause a severe high. The risk of accidents due to intoxication as well as dependency on the drug increases with higher concentration of THC in Cannabis.
Addiction from Cannabis can be medically analysed and impacts negatively on the life of the user.
Use of Cannabis develop psychological dependence just like other obsessions. Cannabis increases the production of dopamine in the brain just like other drugs.
Soon enough, the brain will require the drug to be present for it to produce the neurochemical and be in a normal state. When Cannabis is taken, the person feels happy because dopamine levels rise, but soon its level diminish. Desire to stop using Cannabis and being unable to achieve that is a clear indication of dependency on the substance.
The personal life of a addict can also suffer due to this habit. The more symptoms and problems related to Cannabis are:
Lagging behind in school
Problems at work places
Weakened ability to learn and recollect things
The continued use of Cannabis, despite its negative effects is a indication of addiction. You can find out more about the results of being addicted to Cannabis and the symptoms it causes.
Cannabis Leading To Other Drug Use
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. 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.
Statistics Of Cannabis Abuse
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. Discussing your predicament with your counsellor and visiting support a support group are considered as the best options to medication. To learn more, contact us now! 0800 772 3971