Some myths and facts about Marijuana
Marijuana is considered to be one of those drugs in the world which is famously abused. The users of marijuana tend to justify the usage of this drug – thanks to their old beliefs! Well, one of the biggest misconception with this drug is that it is a herbal drug and is safe for use. We will have an overview of the myths and facts related to Marijuana and see what it has to offer to us.
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Myth: Marijuana is considered to be a herbal product thus it doesn’t lead to any harmful side effects.
Fact: if you are not aware then you ought to know that one joint of marijuana equals smoking 5 cigarettes. This leads to the exposure of those chemicals which cause cancer in humans. Also, it is a fact that there is a huge possibility that Marijuana can weaken the immune system making a person highly prone to diseases. There is a short-term effect of using marijuana where it affects the ability to learn as well as the memory of the person.
Myth: Marijuana cannot lead to an addiction.
Fact: be it alcohol or drugs these can lead to an addiction. Also, over long-term use of marijuana, there is a huge possibility that it leads to addiction. There are some people who can have control over their obsession with marijuana. If someone tends to put marijuana before their families, work, personal life and so on then you need to be aware that the person might be suffering from marijuana addiction.
Apart from these, there are other facts related to marijuana as well. Like the younger lot who use pot have a higher risk of developing depression at early life stages. Also, marijuana users suffer from high levels of anxiety.