Learn More, Smoke None

For years marijuana usage has been a huge debate.

This topic is important to me because, throughout my life I have seen my peers abuse this illegal substance that we call marijuana. A big part of the problem is, is because our media shows it as cool. By me seeing this drug affecting people’s lifestyles around me, I decided to look into the topic of marijuana more and this is what I found out through my journey of internet research.

 

The debate is about whether or not marijuana is addictive. Over many years marijuana has been used as a medication and also has been used as a drug. As a drug it has been used for all of the wrong reasons, which has made it illegal in the majority of states in America.

Cannabis also known as marijuana , is a drug that is said to be addictive and a drug that is a gateway to the usage of other drugs. Why is this though? Historically,  marijuana has been used in rituals as a medicine to people who are suffering from illnesses.

A lot of research has been done on marijuana effects and harms. The statistics point out that the reason why marijuana is so addictive is because it interferes with a person’s lifestyle choices. There has been research that shows that when a person who habitually uses marijuana and tried to quit experienced irritability, sleeping difficulties, cravings, and anxiety. In addition, people who use marijuana and have addictions have also shown an increase in aggression according to psychological tests that were given, which peaked approximately 1 week after their last drug use.

The National Drug Abuse Association research team posts a summary that suggests marijuana is not addictive and it’s rather easy to quit, but it all depends on the mindset of the person that gives them the ability to quit the use of marijuana.

A couple of things that have been shown to cause addiction to marijuana is the act of people mixing marijuana with other toxins and substances. When marijuana is mixed with other substances it can drive a person to become addicted to other drugs or become addicted to marijuana itself. To avoid this occurrence some States and other Countries have made it legal to smoke and carry small amounts of marijuana in local stores, so that the use of other drugs can be avoided and also for the drug itself can not be mixed with other substances.

My advice to people is to avoid illegal marijuana usage, because marijuana can easily be mixed with other substances to drive people to become addicted to other drugs or to marijuana itself. Being unaware of your actions can lead you down the road of destruction, and you never know where that can lead you or where you will end up in life.

I hope this research didn’t just help me alone, but I hope it also helps my peers to understand why they feel the way they feel and the possible risks that they are taking in their life. One time smoking marijuana can lead to numerous health risks in the future.


2 Responses to "Learn More, Smoke None"

  • Bertha, this is such an important topic to discuss. I thank you for doing so and opening up the conversations for your fellow bloggers and community members. My one push to you is to make sure to include your sources. You highlight some great research, but I want to know where it came from so I can do some more researching as well!

    1 Lisa said this (August 6, 2013 at 6:51 pm)


    • When you ask me to tell me where did I get my information from, what exactly do you mean by that?

      2 bmartinez said this (August 8, 2013 at 1:45 pm)