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Cannabis Dependence And What You Can Do About It

In the recent years, the use of marijuana has been legalized. Though there has been no proven effect or studies yet, marijuana has been touted for its medicinal purposes. However, more and more people are using marijuana. Others are responsible user but some are not. So, how do you know when the use of marijuana becomes an abuse? It’s when you can quit using marijuana anytime and you won’t look for it and certainly, no withdrawal symptoms.

Is Marijuana addictive?

Marijuana comes from the cannabis sativa plant. While marijuana may not be as life threatening as heroin or cocaine, it is possible to develop a condition known as marijuana addiction.  Marijuana addiction can have a negative effect on your body and brain. The problem with marijuana is that, this drug is easy to access and has various methods of ingestion thus increasing the chance of forming an addiction.

So, why are some marijuana users become addicted to it? People abuse marijuana due to its addictive content called as delta 9 tetrahydrocannabinol also called as THC. This chemical content found in marijuana produce the feeling of euphoria or being “high”.

Marijuana use can lead to problems of use known as marijuana use disorder. In severe cases, it can cause marijuana addiction. People who start using marijuana before the age of 18 are seven times more likely to be addicted to marijuana.

Marijuana Or Cannabis Dependence

Marijuana use disorder is often associated with dependence. This is a situation on which a person feels withdrawal symptoms when not using marijuana. Some people can pick up marijuana and put it down relatively easy but that’s not the case for some people. For some, it poses a substantial risk of addiction.

You know you are at risk for developing marijuana dependence when you need to use marijuana all the time. When you need to eat, sleep, relax, be amused or when you feel the need to calm down. While marijuana can heighten any emotions that you want to feel, people who use it on a frequent basis are open irritable, moody, experience sleep difficulties and decrease in appetite.

Marijuana dependence occurs when your brain is use to large amounts of the drug. Marijuana dependence occurs when an individual cannot stop using it even if already interferes with many things in his/her life. When you are suffering from marijuana dependence, it is important to seek professional help before it can pose a threat to your health, or worse, your life.

So, why is the use of marijuana is legalized when it is been acknowledged that it is a mood altering substance with the potential risk of dependence? Marijuana for recreational use is good. In fact, there have been some studies that claim how marijuana helps in children with seizures. Some cancer patients are also using marijuana to alleviate cancer pain and to ease nausea. In the recent years, there has been a significant debate about marijuana and its medical value.

In other words, the use of marijuana for medical purposes is good especially under specific conditions of a professional or your physician; but too much of it, like any other things in the world, is always bad for you.