Marijuana Effects & Abuse
Marijuana is a drug that comes from the cannabis plant. Marijuana is used in many different forms from smoking to edibles. Also it comes in a resin-like substance concentrated from the plant that produces a far more intense high.
The THC content of marijuana has increased as much as 300 plus percent since the 1960s, which affects marijuana abuse and tolerance. The higher doses of THC in today’s marijuana can contribute to increased risk of addiction.
Marijuana is a psychoactive drug that alters perception. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the chemical compound that causes the drug’s effects. The effects of marijuana may be different for everyone and depend on how it is consumed. Smoking marijuana produces a faster, shorter-lived high than taking it orally.
Marijuana comprises the second highest rates (after cocaine) of emergency room visits caused by abusing an illicit substance. These hospital visits are mostly attributed to accidents that occurred when individuals were under the influence.
If addiction is negatively impacting your life, AToN Center’s San Diego marijuana rehab can help. Our marijuana addiction treatment services can help you get your life back.
Call AToN Center at 888-535-1516 to help you or someone you know who has an addiction to marijuana.