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Marijuana Addiction

August 22, 2011

By Vance Larson C.H.H.C.,, CTC

We often hear that marijuana is not addictive. Not only is it addictive, but there are some very real consequences that come along with its use. A vast majority of people lean on the side that marijuana should be legal. Legal or not, marijuana use will eventually take a toll on the user.

Marijuana is a mind-altering drug which ranks as the most popular illegal drug used in the U.S. Studies show one-third of Americans have used marijuana at some point in their lives. A combination of dried flowers, leaves and stems from the hemp plant Cannabis sativa, its active ingredient is THC. Yes there is some therapeutic value from marijuana, but the long term use often results to respiratory problems, infections and increased risk of certain cancers. Short term risk are anxiety, paranoia and memory loss.

Cravings and withdrawal symptoms can make it hard for long-term marijuana user to stop abusing the drug. Although not as dangerous as quitting alcohol, it can be a very unpleasant experience. Whatever stance you take on marijuana use, know that it can indeed lead to addiction. And if you feel that you are addicted, please seek treatment from a licensed treatment facility or physician.
Marijuana use can lead to addiction.

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