Marijuana Use: the History and Today
2 decades ago, marijuana use was illegal in any capacity everywhere in the U.S. Now many states have legalized or are considering legalizing the commercial and recreational use of marijuana.
Some people like the decision while many others are concerned or worried about its public use.
- The people selling marijuana are very happy because they can make more money.
- Most of the people who are addicted to it are happy because the weed is publicly available and they can easily obtain it.
- But there are many more people, especially law enforcement officers and the American Chinese population, are not that happy about it. Now the marijuana-smokers who were treated as criminals “shame” the law enforcement officers by smoking right in front of the police. Many Chinese communities boycott and adamantly oppose selling marijuana within their communities.
Is Marijuana Just Like Alcohol and Tobacco?
Some people compare marijuana to tobacco and alcohol. Those who support the use of marijuana have publicized that the effects of marijuana on our bodies are just like that of alcohol and tobacco.
Marijuana causes “withdrawal symptoms.” Once people are addicted to it, it is almost impossible for them to quit on their own. When you want to detach yourself from marijuana, you will experience a psychological and physiological process that is a very painful, struggling, and devastating. No one can overcome it on their own with their own willpower. When you force yourself to quit the dependency of drug addiction, you must be restrained and endure physical pain. It also takes a long time to gradually quit the drug addiction.
Tobacco and alcohol are also addictive and harmful to the body when overdosed, but there are no “withdrawal symptoms.” A person who is addicted to alcohol and tobacco is a completely different scenario when they quit the addiction. There is no other physiologically painful process like the drug addiction when they abstain. Furthermore, when addicted to drugs, they will be in a state of uncontrollable behavior. They may steal and rob in order to obtain drugs, violate social laws, possibly commit murder, and do all irrational kinds of crazy and harmful things.
How Poisonous Is Marijuana?
Some people think that marijuana is all natural and has little, if any, poison, and there is nothing to worry about, especially with very limited use.
The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has established cannabis as a drug because it has certain medicinal effects. marijuana is used as an analgesic drug to increase the pain threshold and reduce the body’s perception of pain when the pain is unbearable, resulting in a strong analgesic effect. Marijuana also produces a special euphoria and happy, comfortable feeling. The greater the dose, the stronger the feeling, which is the root cause of such drug addiction and abuse.
If it is a drug, it has side-effect and is not for regular intake. Research has shown that regular cannabis consumption was linked to an increased risk of heart problems as well as psychosis and schizophrenia. Long-term use of cannabis or cannabis-based drugs can disturb areas of the brain that control memory, causing significant impairments. Also, marijuana is just an entry-level drug. In order to further pursue the so-called pleasure with smoking, many people will not be satisfied with marijuana and then turn to other and more dangerous drugs, such as heroin, ecstasy, opioid, etc. Using the weed as the new substitute to opioid will not limit the use of opioid but potential worsen the use of it.
Is Marijuana an Herbal Medicine?
Ancient Chinese medicine has long been conclusive about marijuana. Chinese medicine does not use marijuana as a common drug.
Cannabis is “addictive” and is rarely used as medicinal herb. Marijuana excites nerves and can even affect the detoxification of some organs. If is used in lieu of other medications, it must be used under strict supervision. Even if prescription medication is needed for pain relief, don’t choose marijuana because of the poison and danger that the marijuana may cause to the body.
If you consider the health of yourself and the health of your next generations, don’t use drugs. Also, watch out for commercial foods and other products that may contain the ingredients of marijuana, such as the products labeled with THC, tetrahydrocannabinol, the chemical compound in marijuana that is responsible for a euphoric high.
The belief that marijuana is not harmful to the body and can be used for entertainment endangers the society and harming our children. The relaxed policy on using drugs is going to cause more and serious health and social problems and cause more people to die from drug abuse. History repeats itself. I believe that in a few decades, the public policy will change back to drug illegalization once the public witness the somber effects of drugs.
To maintain the stability of our society, to safeguard the health of the public, and to maintain the healthy environment of our next generation, never use marijuana and other related drugs. Don’t be the victim of the businesses who want to make money from you using marijuana and marijuana products. If you try to use marijuana to make money and become rich, think about your social responsibilities to your children and grandchildren.
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