Smoking weed is potentially looking at a legit future as Canada is heading towards marijuana legalization come 2017. Pot-friendly Canadians, however, still need to know a lot about the changes in the laws surrounding medical marijuana use starting with the launch of the task force that will advise the government on its plans of legitimizing the use of cannabis. There is a thin line between the regulated use of medical marijuana and substance abuse and that is one of the many priorities that are being looked into before finalizing the new law around cannabis use in Canada.
Things You Need to Know about Smoking Weed
Marijuana is also referred to as hash oil, hashish or hash, and cannabis is the term that refers to all three. It comes in various street names such as weed, Mary Jane (MJ), spliff, sinsemilla, hash, pot, bomb, joint, and grass. Marijuana is on top of the list for the most commonly used illicit drug in Canada with 44% of Canadians saying that they have used it at least once. Based on a statistical finding by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Illness, male students are more likely to use marijuana than their female counterparts.
Addiction and Smoking Weed
The use of weed is addictive and some people are grappling with the idea of quitting and stopping their addiction thus the need to find immediate and effective treatment. There are withdrawal symptoms in relation to stopping marijuana use such as the feeling of extreme anxiety when you don’t satisfy your cravings. The sudden stop of smoking weed may also result in sleeplessness, irritability, and get nervous or jumpy. The physiological effects of marijuana abuse include appetite loss and an upset stomach.
Harmful Effects of Marijuana Addiction
People that abuse weed would feel the need to sustain that maximum high and in order to do so, they inhale the smoke more deeply and hold it in their lungs for a longer period of time. The practice of deeper smoke inhalation and letting it stay longer in your lung increases your risk of cancer. It irritates the lungs which may lead to asthma attacks, bronchitis, and chronic cough. The effect of smoking weed in pregnant women affects the unborn baby and may cause problems such as premature birth and abnormal size.
In worse scenarios, marijuana, when taken in higher and larger dosage, could also result in toxic psychosis and hallucination that makes a person paranoid. It affects your concentration, reaction to stimuli, and your coordination, making it dangerous for you to drive a car and even ride a bike.
The Canadian government is looking into urgent facts that must be discussed as part of the marijuana legalization in the country particularly the legal age that is allowed to buy and use weed. There are still discussions but authorities are mainly considering the age of 25 at this point in time. Smoking weed is illegal in Canada and the marijuana legalization law is seen to regulate the use of medical marijuana and eliminate its illegal use among young and adult Canadians.