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marijuana treatment for drug addictsMarijuana use and its "benefits" have been the subject of debate for decades. Knowing the truth about what it is and what it does will help shed some light on the subject.

  • Marijuana is a drug. Whether it is less dangerous than cocaine or meth makes no difference. The fact is, it still alters the way the mind functions and how a person perceives the world around them.


  • Marijuana leads to other types of drug use. The choice to use other drugs rests entirely with the individual. Many marijuana users don't choose to try harder drugs simply because they have no desire too. Others who are always looking for a new high will.


  • Marijuana is addicting. Marijuana does cause certain levels of dependence. It does not necessarily create an addiction in the sense the person has severe, physical withdrawal symptoms.


  • Marijuana leads to cancer. The tars found in marijuana are much harder on the body than that from regular cigarettes. Some studies show, however, marijuana may actually prevent cancer cells from forming.


  • Marijuana is legal in other countries. This must not necessarily true. Decriminalizing drugs does not mean legislation has been put in place banning them. Countries like Holland and Portugal simply choose not to enforce laws governing small amounts of marijuana.


  • Marijuana can cause health problems. Breathing disorders are common and heavy drug use can impair a person's mental capacity.


  • Not all marijuana smokers do so in excess. Many individuals who smoke marijuana, do so only three or four times a week.


  • Marijuana is linked to crime. Because of marijuana as an illegal drug, it can lead to delinquency of minors as well as a wide range of drug associated crimes.


  • Marijuana leads to prison time. The fact is most individuals who are in prison for drugs are normally there for repeated offenses and the amounts of the drugs they were in possession of. Marijuana is just one of the drugs responsible for prison time.


  • Marijuana can be found almost anywhere, illegal or not. Prohibition will not prevent kids from getting drugs, but education can help them make better choices.


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Comment by Casa Bella Recovery on September 23, 2013 at 4:39am

I totally agree with Dr. Michael Berry that when marijuana is smoked THC passes from the lungs to the bloodstream,which is circulated through the body and the brain,giving the sense of a high to the smoker.But little do they know how harmful it is for their well being.Even if they know that it is not good for their health,but still continue to do cocaine,then they be be in for trouble.It is for the addict to decide when they are going to going to give up smoking cocaine.Friends and family can only advice him on the issue or maybe take him to a rehab center so that he is able to cope with his addiction.

Comment by KM on July 12, 2013 at 1:21pm

Today to Smoke Marijuana is highly unnecessary. one can gain more medical, and cognitive benefits from drinking it as Tea, or adding it to your food sources.. One can obtain Medical Marijuana in food form in many sources from Butter, Milk, Tea, Candy, Cookies. Edible Marijuana provides more of a body high than a cerebral high.  It lasts longer, and is more cost effective.  Does not degrade or negatively impact cognitive thinking.

By ingesting Marijuana, rather than smoking will assist in avoiding Tar from the plant, and negate the medical issues with the come from Smoking..

In countries and
states that have legalized marijuana, Ongoing Statistics have demonstrated that there is less crime. 

Significantly, a large number of individuals have seen an improvement in their health, mental stability and reduction in Cancer.

Comment by KM on July 12, 2013 at 1:16pm

There are two different types of Marijuana: Indica, which is low on the THC and higher in CBN/CBD - which is a not want to do anything / more body buzz.. type of  high.. (this is the more notable type of high) - with Indica, one will feel more lethargic, unable or unwilling to do much.  

Unlike and completely opposite to Indica,  the other -  Stativa is higher in THC and lower in CBN/CBD ,  and it creates a  more Physical high.. It provides an uplifting, and motivational effect. 
Stativa is more an Upper, relieves depression, Energizes and stimulates.. actually helps PREVENT Cancer, Fights depression, aids with anxiety and stress; Aids as a muscle relaxant, reduces seizures, helps with Migraines, and is an expectorant..  It also improves motivation and focus. Great for ADHD..

Comment by Dr. Michael Berry on July 12, 2013 at 7:01am

When marijuana is smoked, THC rapidly passes from the lungs into the bloodstream, which carries the chemical to the brain and other organs throughout the body. It is absorbed more slowly when ingested in food or drink. Marijuana overactivates the endocannabinoid system, causing the high and other effects that users experience. These include distorted perceptions, impaired coordination, difficulty with thinking and problem solving, and disrupted learning and memory. Heavy marijuana users generally report lower life satisfaction, poorer mental and physical health, relationship problems, and less academic and career success compared to their peers who came from similar backgrounds...

Comment by Dana Neal on April 30, 2013 at 2:12am

Marijuana is a plant having a psychoactive chemical, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), in its leaves, buds and flowers. Marijuana is the most generally used illegal drug. Even with the fact that marijuana's effects are less risky than those of most other drugs, containing alcohol and tobacco, it is the most common drug that people are arrested for possessing.

Marijuana produces instant, temporary changes in opinions, perceptions. The cognitive process obviously affected by marijuana is short-term memory.




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