Cannabis is also known as marijuana. It is a mind and mood-altering drug extracted from the Cannabis plant, but it is also widely available in the synthetic form. The everyday use of Cannabis is for medical and recreational purposes. We would ask ourselves how Cannabis affects casual users. Let’s delve into it.
Cannabis consumption methods include inhaling through water pipes or cigars, taking in the form of tea, and mixing the oil in other food formulations.
Statistics show that the use of Cannabis can lead to addiction. At least 9% of casual users will fall in this eventuality. It rises for those who start using Cannabis in their teenage. Their endocannabinoid system is in the crucial stage of development, and the Cannabis compromises this process adversely. Addiction is easier for them as compared to adult-beginner users.
Casual use of Cannabis is closely linked to a rise in the user being anxious and slipping quickly into a state of depression. A casual user who has genes associated with schizophrenia is vulnerable and is predisposed to mental instability. This situation is made worse by users who start early and especially teenagers.
Predisposition to diseases
The use of Cannabis is associated with a compromised respiratory tract. Hospital visits by users record a high frequency of upper respiratory infection, including pneumonia and bronchitis. It is inevitable that the function of the brain and lung systems. It predisposes a user to diseases.
The casual use of Cannabis has become acceptable socially. Cannabis interferes with cognitive and motor functions. Adolescents are prone to brain development interference. It goes to affect their performance in critical developmental aspects of life, including education, career, and social.
Despite the social acceptance of consuming Cannabis, the adverse effects glare in our face. We cannot wish away the incidences of violence and accidents associated with the casual use of Cannabis. Relationships at family and professionals are known to suffer once everyday use starts to affect the performance. The effect on concentration and memory leads a user to have difficulty in making decisions. Mistakes become the norm because the function of body reaction is impaired. It is not about the amount of Cannabis used but the effects on health and mental function in the short and long run.
Problems are part of our life. It takes our innate will power to counter them. Cannabis breaks down this power. A casual user is likely to resort to Cannabis in the hope of a temporary good feel. The body thrives in a feel-good state. Cannabis is available, works on the brain, and impairs the actions of the user. Consider this reality as the temptation to consume gets stronger.
I hope that you will set boundaries when you decide to use Cannabis casually. Remember, the body and minds are in constant conflict. Whatever you consume does not register that intention was casual. It works on the brain. You know it!