Marijuana Use Doubled In U.S. Since 2001

Posted: Oct 22 2015, 8:55am CDT | by , in News | Latest Science News


Marijuana Use Doubled in U.S. Since 2001
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  • Marijuana Users face Health Problems in the US after a Doubling of its Consumption

Many of the marijuana users are facing health problems in the US. After its partial legalization, the usage of the weed has doubled on the timeline. But so have the health issues connected with its consumption.

Marijuana usage has doubled in its history. But the consequent side effects of the drug have been equally endemic in the US. Especially issues having to do with addiction are dogging the steps of legalizing it on a universal basis in the US of A.

We are living in an era when marijuana usage is at an all-time high in the USA. The percentage of people that are in favor of marijuana usage is 58% which is phenomenal. 

A recent survey of over 80,000 Americans found conclusive evidence regarding the harmful effects of marijuana consumption. When the weed got legalized, the health issues connected to its consumption also increased exponentially.

This was during the period three to four years ago. The argument that drug legalization will lead to a fading away of demand seems to have been thrown out the window. 

Although there is such a thing as an addictive personality, those who use the drug on a regular basis also inevitably face problems no matter how normal they may be to start with.

Three out of ten users have considerable glitches in their nervous systems and behavioral repertoire. So much so that medical intervention is sought willy-nilly. And the youth population is more prone to destroy its brain cells by getting hooked on this drug.

Although marijuana is not as lethal as cocaine or heroin, it nevertheless packs a mean wallop. Over 6.8 million Americans are facing the consequences of marijuana use and they are not nice. The youth is at a higher risk being at an impressionable age. 

As for the Black American population, it is more prone to marijuana use than the White population. What appears to be a little harmless experimentation may turn out to be a full-fledged substance abuse disorder.

Among the long list of symptoms may be included: mental deterioration, socially negative effects, danger of an accident while driving a vehicle, greater chances of entering ER, mental illness, low quality of living, taking to other hard drugs, withdrawal signs and of course addictive issues.

There is even a chance that the brains of marijuana addicts were smaller to start with. Thus they are prone to using this drug on a regular basis via certain biological and genetic tendencies. Were the weed completely legalized, the outcome would be the worst case of social irresponsibility ever seen in history. 

The study published this week in Jama Psychiatry.

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