“What’s wrong with Marijuana?
While there are some medicinal benefits for some people, let’s not forget that IT’S ILLEGAL at least in all but three states. It’s also dangerous – before we get into the health issues let’s consider the dangers of using and getting it. Today’s marijuana may be blended with other ingredients that can and does cause death. YOU CAN’T TRUST THE WHAT YOU’RE GETTING OR THE SOURCE.
Next are the physical dangers of using marijuana. Some say it’s not addictive. Not so – of course it is and studies show that there is an increase amount of THC in today’s marijuana. It affects different people in different ways from paranoia, anxiety, depression, a distorted sense of time, suicidal thoughts and even schizophrenia. Add to that the possible use with low blood pressure and diabetes and you have a road to even worse health issues.
Finally, when we say it’s a ‘gateway drug’ it means that after a while it doesn’t produce the ‘high’ one expects, therefore more is used or other drugs or stimulants are added to the mix such as alcohol, cocaine and heroin.
So what’s wrong with marijuana? Pick one – illegal, addiction, dangers, etc. At Bayshore Retreat we hear the argument and understand the confusion. This is why we have so much counseling included in our program. It’s important to learn to live without such stimulants as marijuana and others and to have coping skills to deal with life’s issues in healthy ways.