Cannabis also known as Marijuana is one of the most used illicit drug. It Many people are getting into the drug day in day out and finally become addicted .To some people, they have an opinion that marijuana use has no negative health issues and thus should be legalized .The growing demand to regalize marijuana is worrying given the health risks it poses. Many countries and states have regalized the substance including Uruguay, Netherlands, Peru, Jamaica, Canada South Africa, etc. In USA, some states including California, Nevada, Washington DC, Alaska, Maine, Oregon and Massachusetts have allowed marijuana for recreational use.
It has several health implications which are as follows;
The effects of Cannabis abuse vary from person to person depending on the individual personality ,environment, dosage and method of administration
When abused for long time, Cannabis can cause psychiatric illnesses. Also, Marijuana abuse causes impaired coordination, lack of concentration, distorted perceptions, problem solving as well as interference with the normal thinking. It can lead to depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts and schizophrenia.
It can cause heart attack since it increases the heart rate by up to 50 percent the normal rate. This might cause chest pain due to poor blood supply to the heart.
Those who might opt to stop using cannabis may find it hard to repair the brain damage .The research that was conducted in New Zealand on adolescents that abused cannabis regularly shown that there was a 6-8point reduction in IQ.
Cannabis causes fatigue. It also increases the risk of heart disease and cancer. According to studies, is more carcinogenic compared to nicotine thus posing high risk for cancer .
In this circus, the only people who benefit from the drug addiction are those who make huge profits from sales.
There are three forms of Cannabis namely; Marijuana, Hash and Hash oil. They all contain Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol commonly known as THC.