Marijuana is a drug made up of the flowers and leaves of cannabis plants.
People usually smoke marijuana in ‘joints’ mixed with tobacco, in pipes, or water pipes. You can also mix marijuana into food or inhale it through a vaporizer.
The main psychoactive chemical in marijuana is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC has a wide range of positive and negative effects on the mind and body, including relaxation, mild euphoria, distrust, and anxiety. The cannabis plant also contains more than a hundred other ‘cannabinoid’ compounds that are chemically related to THC.
Marijuana has a range of medical and therapeutic benefits, including chronic pain relief and aiding sleep. It is also an addictive substance, and long-term use in younger people may lead to memory problems and mental health issues.
Marijuana use is currently legal for medical purposes in thirty-six states and recreational purposes in seventeen states. It remains an illegal Schedule I drug under federal law.
Marijuana is the most common addictive drug in the United States after tobacco and alcohol. In 2018, more than 11.8 million young adults said they had used marijuana in the past year. Research by SAMSHA estimates that 4.0 million people in the United States suffered from a marijuana use disorder in 2015.
Marijuana addiction and abuse can take over your life. Obtaining and using marijuana can become your most important priority, leading to neglect of friends, family members, and work-life.
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