The Problem Of Drug Addiction

3685 WordsJan 16, 201715 Pages
Drug addiction is one of society 's biggest problems and it is rampant among teenagers and young adults and one of the most abused drugs is marijuana. Cannabis sativa or marijuana usually grows throughout tropical and temperate climates and then plant 's stems, leaves, flowers, and seeds are then dried. What attracts to most users is the mind altering effect these parts produce which is addictive to some extent. It is usually smoked as cigarette, or in a pipe. It is also smoked in blunts, in which cigars will be emptied of tobacco and refill with marijuana or sometimes it is combined with another drug. It can also be brewed as tea or mixed in food. Hashis is a more concentrated, resinous form which is sticky black liquid, hash oil. The…show more content…
Abusing marijuana increases the risk of heart attack. Benefits of Marijuana The mechanism of action of marijuana is that attachment of THC and other cannabinoids to two types of receptors occurs once marijuana is smoked or ingested. One of these receptors is the CB1 which is present in the brain particularly in areas that have control over memory, movement, and vomiting. For this reason, balance and coordination and short term memory and learning are affected thus marijuana can be helpful in the treatment of nausea, loss of appetite, and pain. Moreover, CB2 receptor is primarily located in the immune system specifically, the lymph nodes and spleen. Although there is no exact explanation of its function but it is considered as a brake thus suppressing the immune system. On the other hand, after several minutes of smoking marijuana, its peak level is reached and this will last up to 1 hour and 30 minutes. Meanwhile, ingestion of marijuana utilizes food as this can hamper from reaching peak levels in the body and its effect will last longer in the body. In fact, dronabinol prescription, has potent effects after 30 minutes and its mechanism of appetite stimulation will last for more than 24 hours. Meanwhile, medical professionals believe that marijuana is a very effective drug that relieve nausea, vomiting, spasticity, certain types of pain, appetite loss, other symptoms caused by such illnesses like

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