Nobody in this era of modernism is unaware of the drug called cannabis. This drug aka marijuana is a psychoactive drug derived from the cannabis plant. This drug has been used for various medical as well as recreational purposes. This plant is native to the lands of central Asia. It is used in three variant forms i.e. hashish, marijuana, and hash oil.

According to the recent survey, cannabis is one of the most illicit drugs in the U.S. People are more prone to the use of such drugs to deal with their depression and anxiety as this drug creates a sensation of relaxation. But everything has some short and long-term effects on health that one must know.

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So, before using this drug one must be aware of the following facts about cannabis and its effect on mental health.

1. Most common among drugs

Cannabis is among the most common and widely used drug around the globe.

This drug has gained much attention because of its medical potentials. But we cannot avoid its after consequences it makes on the brain and mental health. According to the researchers, we must be aware of the mode of action of this drug.

2. Increased addiction

According to the recent surveys, it has been concluded that 9 out of 10 people are found to be addicted to this drug. Its increasing addiction is a serious alarm for the society.

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  1. I don’t think there really are any cannabis addicts, though many people who smoke it will claim to be, they have probably been smoking it for so long that they will miss it,(big-time) when they are without it. I would say, it’s more of a psychological problem, ie, having to go without it and how can we possibly legalize this drug if people are going to be working around machines, often with other people depending and relying on them. Would you honestly and truthfully feel 100% safe with your work partner having just smoked a joint (reefer) and your safety relied on them ? I know I wouldn’t and anyone with a brain wouldn’t either.

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