Known as marijuana, pot, weed among other names, cannabis is a plant known for its medicinal and recreational uses. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), cannabis is one of the most illicit drugs in the world and most commonly used due to its mild hallucinogenic and relaxant effect. The THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is one of the most powerful chemical ingredients of marijuana, and it is blamed for making humans high when induced in high levels. According to NIDA, THC can trigger schizophrenia symptoms.
Marijuana, weed, or cannabis has been reported to release health benefits. Those who were suffering from serious illnesses are believed to have benefitted from using this herb. It eliminates or prevents certain illnesses such as:
- Nausea and vomiting in advanced cases of AIDS and cancer
- Loss of appetite
- Chronic pain
- Muscle spasm related to multiple sclerosis
- Epileptic seizures
- Eye diseases
Cannabis addiction can come in many forms. Since marijuana has been legalized in many states for medicinal purposes, its popularity is widespread, especially among teens who want to experience the stigma attached to this medicinal plant. Today, as modern scientific research evolves, weed smoking is replaced with vaping. As they thought that smoking attaches with it the dangers of nicotine, vaping has been found to be a friendlier solution to enjoy weed.
When the use of cannabis is abused, negative side effects could overthrow even all the medicinal . It is believed that addiction to marijuana has a negative impact on the mind and body: it impairs cognitive function and slows down reflexes.
How vapes changed the face of addiction
It may come as a surprise that vapes are more popular than cigarettes today. Perhaps the fancy vessels have added to the transition of the smoking public to get excited with this new trend. When smoking seems an old-fashioned way of smoking cannabis, smokers were lured to think that vapes are healthier options.
Cannabis addiction through vape
Heavy use of weed through vaping is just the same as when smoking it. Some have reportedly experienced having increased anxiety and paranoia, resulting from frequent hallucination. Marijuana’s active ingredient, the THC, is contained in a vaporizer. Inhaling high amounts of THC is known to last for a few hours. If increased levels of THC affect the mind, it could result to serious illness. Depression, anxiety, paranoia, schizophrenia manifestations, suicidal thoughts, and extreme psychotic reaction are among the extremely mental effects of cannabis addiction. Thus, vapes, or e-cigarettes, contain the highly addictive nicotine, no matter what method you use to intake it.
Consequential to cannabis addiction includes:
- Poor mental and physical health
- Low self-esteem
- Poor family and relationships
- Failure in academics and career
Those who have been exposed to THC and other addictive substances have poorer brain functions and show signs of addictive behaviors along with some other factors that augment their liking to vaping more of weed, such as social and environmental factors. When a person is unable to resist to vaping weed, in misconception that this is a safer getaway, the strong resistance can develop to substance use disorder. And such abuse is known as addiction.
Everything that is extreme brings bad results, and the consequences may be too hard to revert. When vaping cannabis, always think of other health questions on using vapes and the substances included in it. If you know someone who is into vaping weed, cannabis, marijuana, pot, or whatever street name you tag for it, who can no longer control the cravings and is showing the signs mentioned above, it is time to think of rehab. And the best way to get rid of it is through a holistic and alternative solution.
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