Marijuana is one of the most controversial of all psychoactive drugs. There are more myths and misconceptions about the drug, its nature, its addiction potential, and the physical and psychological problems associated with its use than almost any other drug.
Marijuana is a depressant drug, though it does have psychedelic effects at high doses. For this reason, it is classified into two categories, though most health professionals would classify it as a psychedelic before a depressant.
Marijuana abuse tends to start early in a user’s life, typically in adolescence. Frequent marijuana smokers tend to become lethargic and more susceptible to the stress that would make them turn to a fix.
Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome
This is a rare form of toxicity that affects chronic weed/cannabis smokers. It shows up as extreme nausea that weakens the body along with severe vomiting. The episodes constantly keep cycling.
In the beginning stages, this can be falsely diagnosed as a Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome. At this point, it’s important to know if there’s cannabis consumption involved, to rule out or confirm Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome.
The only way to get better is to stop smoking cannabis. Most noteworthy is the fact that this doesn’t happen to occasional pot smokers.
Short-Term Effects Of Marijuana Use:
- Impaired judgement
- Poor motor control
- Increased blood pressure and heart rate
- Increased drowsiness and lowered inhibitions
- Short- and long-term memory
Continued use of marijuana can result in considerable tolerance within a very short period of time. Despite earlier beliefs to the contrary, both psychological dependence and physical dependence on cannabis can develop.
The dangers of marijuana are sometimes underestimated, because of its increasing application as a medical treatment, and because recreational marijuana is now legal in Canada.
But here are the facts:
- Marijuana can be dangerous
- Cannabis is addictive
- Marijuana causes cancer of the lungs, tongue, and other major parts of the body
- Marijuana causes paranoia and delusions, and inhibits good judgement
- Marijuana contains hundreds of harmful chemicals
- Marijuana increases fatigue and reduces motivation
The bottom line is that marijuana addiction is harmful With our drug rehab program in Toronto you will be able to free yourself from cannabis addiction.
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