Marijuana Articles, Blogs and Resources

Woman in Treatment For Marijuana AddictionMarijuana (a.k.a. pot, weed and grass) is a widespread drug that is regularly viewed by users to be innocuous and harmless. Notwithstanding, pot abuse can lead to marijuana addiction.

It is commonly considered to be a gateway drug that leads to the use and misuse of other, more dangerous and potent drugs. Pot is a psychoactive drug made with dehydrated leaves and other parts of the Cannabis plant.

When the leaves of the Cannabis plant are dried and processed, it is then tightly packed into a cigarette (joint), a pipe, a hookah, bong or a vaporizer and inhaled. Marijuana is the most commonly used drug out of all the illegal drugs.

Pot does have some medicinal uses. It is used to ease nausea and help increase hunger in chemotherapy patients. It is also used to help reduce the pressure in the eye due to glaucoma.

Marijuana is more commonly known as pot, grass, or weed. It is also sometimes called Mary Jane, Ganja or 420. Cannabis is a psychoactive drug that has the properties of a depressant, stimulant and a hallucinogen, and it is also regarded as a hallucinatory drug as well.

Abusing pot long term can create an addiction. Unfortunately, weed is regarded as a harmless recreational drug, but the abuser will eventually become addicted after long term use.

The addiction will result in the compulsive need to smoke marijuana to get high, and it will hinder the user’s normal behaviors. People may first begin to smoke weed due to peer pressure or curiosity, or a person can start smoking cannabis in order to self-medicate a mood disorder such as depression or anxiety.

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Marijuana Use in Families

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What Your Teenager Needs to Know About Marijuana

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Increasing Potency of Marijuana Over Time

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