In the past few years, marijuana is used for several medical purposes. Many countries are legalizing marijuana. We have to ensure that our marijuana use does not become abuse. There is still a lot of debate and research on whether marijuana is addictive or not. As far as I know, marijuana is a highly addictive substance. Many people can restrict their marijuana use, but not everyone can control their marijuana usage. Millions of Americans depend heavily on smoking weed every day.
Marijuana Abuse & Addiction
One survey shows that one out of ten people who tried marijuana is now addicted to weed. Nearly four million people in the united states are suffering from marijuana-related disorders. The research shows that teenagers are more likely to get addicted to weed than adults.
We can call a person a marijuana addict when his/ her smoking habits interfere with his/her daily activity. People who are addicted to marijuana generally smoke marijuana daily. Marijuana addiction is a threat to the school and workplace. People who are addicted to marijuana spend more time buying marijuana and smoking marijuana.
Teenagers who smoke marijuana daily more likely to get addicted to other Schedule I drugs.
There are several benefits that marijuana offers. Currently, 31 states in America legalize marijuana, some also marijuana for recreational purposes. Medical marijuana is beneficial for a cancer patient. It helps to relieve nausea. Medical marijuana is good for managing pain. It is also good for anxiety and insomnia treatment.
People who are heavily dependent on marijuana are suffering from several health issues. THC is the main ingredient of marijuana. When you smoked marijuana, your brain released dopamine which makes you feel high. When you get hooked to marijuana, the brain released less dopamine which makes you feel sad, anxious, and depressed. Marijuana may give you short-term pleasure. But when you get addicted to it, the brain has less response to dopamine.
People who are addicted to marijuana are also addicted to other Schedule I drugs. Let’s talked about the sign of marijuana addiction.
Marijuana Symptoms and Warning Signs
1>The person who is addicted to marijuana might not get the high effect that he used to get after he smoked.
2> Increasing marijuana intake to get that High feeling.
3>Spending more time talking about the weed.
4> Spending more time on smoking weed than spending time on necessary works.
5>Spending more money on buying weed than spending money on essential needs.
6> Committing crimes like robbery, stealing, and hijacking to arrange money for buying weed.
7> Avoiding social activities, spending less time with family.
8>Difficulty to cut down marijuana intake when an individual tried to cut down the marijuana intake, the negative consequences like craving, negative emotions, and an upset stomach cannot reduce the intake.
9>Continues to marijuana use even after suffering from several physicals, social and mental issues.
These are the top signs of marijuana addiction. The person who is suffering from marijuana addiction is not productive. They spend less time on work. They have no interest in social activities. They perform poorly at work.