IS MEDICAL MARIJUANA ADDICTIVE?
One of the most popular Cannabis queries on Google; Is medical marijuana adective? as opposed to addictive!!
Interestingly, the number of people that type in adective and addictive (proper spelling) is approximately the same, which, perhaps is a sign of emminent apocalypse.
Is marijuana addictive? The answer is yes. Are you shocked?
The consensus average of marijuana of several scientific studies is that about 1 out of 20 people get addicted to weed. While this statistic may disturb some people, marijuana is much less addictive than sugar, fried food, alcohol, coffee, and of course the scourge of the planet, opiates. In addition, marijuana consumers are less obese, less prone to suicide and never get a hangover from weed. While sugar, junk food, alcohol and drugs take millions upon millions of lives.
The key point to addictions is, are they harmful? A person that is addicted to sugar and is 100lbs overweight, there is no question. On the other hand, addiction to your children or wife is normal and a non-issue. The question is your addiction harmful? When it comes to medical marijuana, time and again the answer is a profound no. AIDS ,Cancer, Pain, Epilepsy patients will attest to the god sent that marijuana is, and how they escaped the pharmaceutical hell they typically were in.
At the end of the day, on the outside chance you become addicted to medical marijuana, provided you're taking the right type and in the right amount to treat your conditions and symptoms, your addiction could be called rather, a good habit.
CAN YOU OVERDOSE ON MARIJUANA?
With that said, there's never been a documented case of death by marijuana.
There are many cases where people "green out" and have to go the emergency room. Green out patients are the easiest cases to handle ever, if not the most hilarious, for the nurses and doctors that is. Patients that take in too much marijuana experience anxiety, panic, paranoia, and are scared shitless as they say in some parts. Overconsumption from smoking wears off in an hour or so, but edibles can be an issue. Beware; a brownie ID takes 8 hours or so to wear off.
You might have someone holding your hand in emergency saying, it's OK for the rest of your evening. After all is said and done, in the morning, you're no worse for the wear. A bonus is that people smoking too much marijuana are not prone to violence nor do they want to drive a car, which accounts for the lower DUI rates in states that have legalized medical marijuana have all gone down.
DOES MARIJUANA HAVE SIDE EFFECTS?
Yes, too much of the wrong type of marijuana can do exactly the opposite of what you want. Side effects include headache, dry mouth and eyes, anxiety and paranoia. Taking too much CBD can make seizures worse. It sounds like marijuana is just like any other medicine then, with all the side effects. The reality is NO, marijuana is not in the same league as most prescription drugs. Side effects of natural marijuana and it's ingredients THC and CBD are generally one or two orders of magnitudes lower than opiates, anti-inflammatories, and almost any other preparation you can name. By the way, an order of magnitude means 10x.
"Research yourself and then find a professional health care professional in your area - that will communicate with you - and assist in finding the right form of cannabis based medicines."
By finding the right type of marijuana, starting small and working up, and medicating at the right time (such as bedtime), side effects are generally and effectively reduced to zero. Primary considerations include the amount and ratio of THC and CBD. There is high THC, THC:CBD 1:1 and low THC: high CBD varieties. There are other ingredients in medical marijuana that act to sedate or give you energy. Obviously, lethargic people should medicate with an engrossing variety early in the day, and use a more sedating strain come evening.
SURVEY OF MOST DANGEROUS DRUGS - mentalhealthdaily.com
Note: Marijuana is not on this list. All the drugs listed are legal or available by prescription. Note that synthetic opiates - like Fentanyl and derivatives - which are about 100 x stronger than heroin, are far and away the most addictive and dangerous substances ever to be conceived and ingested.
In fact, in places where medical marijuana is legal, combined drug overdose deaths goes down significantly. Cannabis is also used to combat addiction and there are programs throughout the world, that use cannabinoids as a way to get people off of hard drugs.
1. Heroin (diacetylmorphine)
2. Cocaine / Crack Cocaine
4. Street Methadone
5. Crystal Meth (d-methamphetamine)
9. Standard Amphetamines (Pure or Mixed Salts)
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420EVALUATIONSONLINE documents are accepted in California and Nevada by delivery services, dispensaries, cannabis clubs, compassion clubs, cooperatives and other points of MMJ access.
You have NO idea about America..... Attitudes toward drug tolerance come and go.
Dramatic shifts in attitude characterize America's understanding of drugs. In the 19th century, mood-altering substances. such as opiates and cocaine, were often regarded as helpful in everyday life.
Over time, this acceptance of drugs changed. By the beginning of the 1900s, up to the 1940s,American's viewed these and other psychoactive drugs as dangerous, addictive that needed to be controlled. Today, there has been a resurgence of tolerance toward drugs, especially during the 1960s and 1970s, but moving forward, we find ourselves, again, in a period of drug intolerance.
America's recurrent enthusiasm for recreational drugs and subsequent abstinence campaigns present a headache for policymakers and the public. Since the peaks of these tolerance-non-tolerance episodes are a lifetime apart, citizens rarely have any idea that history is repeating itself, time and again. "Everyone" is in shock when they hear of the Midwest mother's addiction to heroin in in the 1900's, where they ordered a nice little "HOT HEROIN KIT" via mail from Eaton's Catalog, an accurate or even a vivid recollection of the last wave of cocaine or opiate use. Phases of intolerance have been fueled by such fear and anger that the record of times favorable toward drug taking has been either erased from public memory or so distorted that it becomes useless as a point of reference for policy formation.
During each attack on drug taking, total denigration of the preceding, contrary mood has seemed necessary for public welfare. Although such vigorous rejection may have value in further reducing demand, the long-term effect is to destroy a realistic perception of the past and of the conflicting attitudes toward mood-altering substances that have characterized our national history.
The absence of knowledge concerning our earlier and formative encounters with drugs unnecessarily impedes the already difficult task of establishing a workable and sustainable drug policy. An examination of the period of drug use that peaked around 1900 and the decline that followed it may enable us to approach the current drug problem with more confidence and reduce the likelihood that we will repeat past errors.
Looking at the devastation and death that the heroin-fentanyl epidemic has left us, it’s hard to imagine that not long ago one could purchase the drug from a Sears catalogue. Heroin was created by German chemists during the late 1890s and marketed through Bayer, the company best known for selling aspirin. For decades, suburban housewives could peruse the pages of "flashy" advertisements for Bayer Heroin, the cure for sore throats, coughs, headaches, diarrhea, stress and menopause. In fact, until recently the percentage of Americans using opium-derived medicine was higher at the turn of the 20th century than at any other time in history. That is, until now..
The majority of illicit drugs we see today were once legal, popular and used for medicinal purposes. Cocaine made its debut in toothache drops marketed to children. Cannabis was recognized for its ability to relieve pain and nausea long before it became associated with youthful vagrancy. As the world grapples with the fallout from the War on Drugs.
Generally, most people assume that hard drugs like cocaine and heroin are the most addictive of their kind when in fact, they aren’t. While the addictive properties of these drugs are intense, potency isn’t the only factor that plays into addiction; availability and frequency of use are important too. It might surprise you to know that all of these drugs aren’t illegal.
The quick and dirty answer is: No, you cannot overdose on MMJ. If you're satisfied with that, then you’re good to go, but if you’re like me, a yes or no answer just doesn't work. First off, let’s talk about what an OD actually is. I refer to an overdose as a lethal or toxic amount of a drug taken in. If you were to do too much heroin, you will be very ill or die. If you drink too much alcohol you will get sick or even die. BUT, the beauty of cannabis is that you that if you take too much, you might feel weird, but you will not die, and there's no hangover.
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