Furthermore, this research shows that the decreased receptors in people who abuse cannabis return to normal when they stop smoking the drug." According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, marijuana is the number-one illicit drug of choice in America.
The psychoactive chemical in marijuana, or cannabis, is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which binds to numerous cannabinoid receptors in the brain and throughout the body when smoked or ingested, producing a distinctive high.
At the time, I felt depressed but also extremely right.
When I finally broke down and tried pot in college at the age of 20, I realized I’d judged it totally wrong.
According to an article published by CNN, the THC levels in marijuana strains grown by one manufacturer in Colorado range from 6 percent in Canna Tsu to 28 percent in Screaming Gorilla.
I lost all my high school friends after self-righteously refusing to smoke.
The immediate desired effects from consuming cannabis include relaxation and euphoria (the "high" or "stoned" feeling), a general alteration of conscious perception, increased awareness of sensation, increased libido and distortions in the perception of time and space.
Definitive proof of an adverse effect of chronic marijuana use could lead to potential drug treatments and aid other research involved in cannabinoid receptors, a neurotransmission system receiving a lot of attention.
Judgments regarding weed never prove factual, since the drug affects everyone differently. I’d leave fun parties because, within moments of smoking, I had to rush home and produce something: record a song, write a story.
Cannabis is mostly used recreationally or as a medicinal drug.
The study, conducted by a team of researchers led by Magdalena Cerda at the University of California and Avshalom Caspi and Terrie Moffitt at Duke University, appeared in the journal Clinical Psychological Science.'Our study found that regular cannabis users experienced downward social mobility and more financial problems such as troubles with debt and cash flow than those who did not report such persistent use.'Regular long-term users also had more antisocial behaviors at work, such as stealing money or lying to get a job, and experienced more relationship problems, such as intimate partner violence and controlling abuse.' These factors included socioeconomic problems in childhood, lower IQ, antisocial behavior and depression in adolescence, higher levels of impulsivity, lower motivation to achieve, criminal conviction of cannabis users, and abuse of alcohol and hard drugs.
With more than 22.2 million past-month users in 2015, marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health.