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The Harmful Effects of Marijuana: is it enough to Quit Smoking Cannabis?

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What is marijuana?

Marijuana, better known by its Latin name sativa cannabis, is native to Central Asia and the Indian sub-continent. It is a herbaceous plant of the family Cannabaceae that grows especially in the equatorial regions where it is known for its strong growth. Recognized for its psychotropic effects, it is usually smoked in the form of grass or resin (hashish) mixed according to taste with tobacco leaves. Its growing consumption has given birth to a real Cannabis industry that has grown in recent years with the era of decriminalization and increased prescription of cannabis of medical origin.

Cannabis is the most consumed drug among young Canadians between the ages of 15 and 24. And it is also among this majority that the harmful effects of this substance are the most unknown. It is therefore important and essential to raise awareness among this young population by informing them about the harmful effects of marijuana and the effects it can leave. Although the effects of Cannabis vary from one person to another and the sensations described by consumers are different and varied, all agree to point to Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) as the main component of the psychoactive action behind this substance. The effects of cannabis can last from 2 to 10 hours depending on the concentration of THC and the amount inhaled. During this time, the heart rate accelerates and/or decreases, the reflection time, as well as the immediate memory, is reduced considerably.

When does marijuana take control?

We observe a close correlation between cannabis use and mood change. Indeed, in the long term, Marijuana causes panic attacks and paranoia, memory loss, triggering a nervous breakdown and even very serious psychiatric cases such as schizophrenia.

In addition, cannabis creates a break with reality by affecting sensory perceptions. People who develop a dependence on THC, tend to live a wrong vision by having the impression of living a creative and rewarding experience, which is, of course, not the case.

People who smoke cannabis regularly become gradually indifferent to their surroundings and their families. They tend to cut family and friendly relationships. As a result, these individuals fall back on themselves and lack motivation for their greatest passions in life. THC acts badly short-term memory, something essential for our daily life, making it less and less efficient. We must not neglect the harmfulness of cannabis on the respiratory system. CO2 and other chemicals found in cannabis attack the lungs. This means that regular consumption can lead to early cancer.

Regular Marijuana consumption leads to addiction. When a regular consumer stops the intake of the drug, he/she may experience withdrawals such as irritation, moodiness, decreased appetite, sleep problems, restlessness, cravings and other types of physical discomfort. The brain develops dependence due to its adaption to large amount of THC intake and reduces production and sensitivity of its own endocannabinoid neurotransmitters.

How to overcome the addiction of marijuana?

It is very important to be well informed about the harmful effects of Marijuana and THC. This step is the first step towards acceptance and resolution.

Since there is a physical addiction to Marijuana, it is important to seek an effective treatment to help you reduce the withdrawal symptoms. The Stop Centres is a naturopathy clinic specialized in treating addiction issues. With over 18 years’ experience in the field, the Stop Soft Drugs TM treatment protocols will provide you the solution and help you quit.