"Cannabis has been used medicinally for thousands of years. It wasn't until recent history that marijuana was made illegal. Since the outlaw of marijuana, a lot has changed. Its value as a drug is starting to be rediscovered, but the its abuse by healthy individuals has never ended.
Pot has become the center of attention in the United States. With laws proposing full legalization becoming the center of debate. It seems as if every state will soon legalize pot use in one form or another shortly, just a matter of time.
Why do people chose to ignore the warning and possibly break laws to smoke pot? It has been stated that over 80% of the world's population has at least tried it once. Some people smoke more frequently, some people smoke pot everyday with no intention to stop. Proving the possible risk of addiction and habit forming power of marijuana.
Lets look at this from a proponent's perspective, and find out why pot use is so prevalent. I have created a short list of reasons people do weed. Its in no particular order.
Curiosity: This is why most people start smoking weed, when we are younger, we are presented with new ideas and choices everyday. Some of which carry their own risks. Because pot use is the highest with teens, the chance of exploring or experiencing something new is usually tempting.
Misconception of Low risk: Because Marijuana is so openly discussed and used, the risk is not always so obvious. There are risks involved with pot use. Although the dangers are not usually directly from use, the indirect side effect can cause harm.
Relaxing Effects: Pot smoking does relax muscles, relieve stress, relieve anxiety and give an overall sense of well being t the user. The effects can also be the polar opposite for some users.
Sense Enhancement: Marijuana enhances the senses when used in moderate amounts. It makes foods taste better, objects look brighter and can help you have a new appreciation for the regular. Â Have you ever wondered, why do people smoke weed at concerts. Its because pot smoking effects on the senses, it gives music new depths.
Medicinal: Marijuana is a real medicine. It can be used to treat over 200 different illnesses without causing the side effects that are common with Pharmaceutical drugs. This is an undeniable fact today. Research has proven the medicinal value of marijuana time and time again. It should also be respected as a medicine not abused by healthy people that use it for a good time.
In moderation, Cannabis can be a miracle drug for millions. From people that smoke weed for glaucoma to its newly discovered anti tumour powers. The reason so many do weed is because as a medicine its one of the safest and presents virtually no risk when compared to itsPharmaceutical counterparts. A But with the abuse of any medicine, there is risks, with marijuana, the risks are not so obvious. Itâs important to understand that the abuse only villainizes the drug. We need to let others know that if you don't need pot medically, use just increasing the negative images associated with it.