Marijuana, a hemp plant called Cannabis Satvia, is the most frequently used illegal drug in the U.S. Marijuana is also called pot, bud, weed, herb, and smoke. THC, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, is the active ingredient in marijuana and is rapidly absorbed into the body after smoking. The plantâ€™s leaves, flowers, stems are smoked, but it can also be made into food or brewed into teas.
THC and other ingredients cause short term effects such as rapid heart rate, increased blood pressure, increased rate of breathing, red eyes, dry mouth, increased appetite, or “the munchies”, and slowed reaction time. Other short-term psychological effects of pot include distorted sense of time, paranoia, magical or “random” thinking, short-term memory loss, and anxiety. These effects are usually reduced after three to four hours. The amount of time marijuana stays in a personâ€™s system depends on how often the person smokes.
Even though there aren’t as many as other drugs, there are risks of using marijuana, which is why it’s important for a user to seek help. Although itâ€™s never been proven, experts believe smoking increases the risk for lung cancer. THC can damage the immune cells and tissues in the body that help protect against disease. This increases the chance of a person getting sick. Men who use marijuana heavily have lower levels of testosterone and sperm count and quality. Libido and fertility could possibly decrease in some heavy smoking men.
Because many users believe that pot isn’t addictive, they think that a marijuana intervention in New York is unnecessary. This is false. Many experts believe that weed can be physically addictive. Withdraw symptoms of weed are aggression, anxiety, depression in mood, and a decrease in appetite.
Is marijuana a “gateway drug?” Many people believe that smoking pot makes someone try other drugs such as cocaine, ecstasy, heroin, and other hard drugs. The truth is, it doesn’t cause a person to try other drugs, but it can make it more likely. This is another reason why an intervention in New York are necessary for a marijuana addict. The last thing you want is you or a loved one getting into harder drugs that could possibly kill them.
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Many people view pot as a harmless drug, but the reality is that this drug can be harmful and really negatively effect the outcome of your life. Many marijuana users have no motivation, are going no where in life, and aren’t striving to live the best life they can. With a marijuana intervention in New York, we can help you or your loved stop the addition to pot and change for an overall better quality of life. We want to help you or a loved one get back on track and succeed in life.