Have you ever been chased by weed sellers down the lane but the fear of developing cancerous lungs, or getting addicted to smoking weed resisted you from buying it? What if we told you that marijuana can neither cause cancer nor addiction? Marijuana is one of the most popularly used drugs around the world.
Due to a constant dilemma of the countries over the legalization of weed, it has become the talk of the town. But like many other controversial topics in the world, there is a string of misconceptions that tag along with the opinions over marijuana. Here are some common misconceptions about marijuana that hold no practical evidence and a few facts about it.
MARIJUANA WILL MAKE YOU A LAZY PANDA
The media portrays cannabis users as lazy individuals and this is the most prevalent misconception about the use of marijuana. Studies have shown that cannabis users exhibit no less efficiency than non-smokers of cannabis. If anything, a great proportion of lobbyists and entrepreneurs smoke weed for recreational purposes.
ONCE YOU START SMOKING WEED, THERE IS NO COMING BACK!
Some people believe that marijuana consumption leads to the abuse of more severe drugs that may take a serious toll on their mental and physical health. Individuals who consume other drugs such as cocaine and opium can be seen munching over weed. However, there is no proven correlation between the two. The National Institute of Drug Abuse has ruled out an observation that cannabis users barely walk over their first love of weed!
HOLDING IN A DRAG OF WEED GETS YOU HIGHER
A lot of smokers believe that holding the drag of weed will get them higher. Well, it happens, but it is not related to weed. The only credible explanation for this high is that when a person holds back from exhaling and deprives the body of the required oxygen, a feeling of light-headedness rushes through the individual’s body. Make sure you don’t hold your breath for too long because of obvious consequences.
YOU CAN OVERDOSE ON MARIJUANA AND DIE
Deaths due to the excess consumption of marijuana have no factual evidence that may prove this misconception right. However, excessive use of marijuana can result in extremely fast heartbeats, paranoia, delusion, loss of directional movement but never a fatal death. Therefore, it is not advisable to use weed in abusive quantities.
SYNTHETIC WEED IS BETTER THAN NATURALLY-GROWN WEED
Has a synthetic variant of a naturally grown product ever been better in quality and for health? The synthetic marijuana manufactured for recreational purposes undergoes no strict checking and screening for its ingredients. There is neither precision nor accuracy in the different bundles produced during the mass production of synthetic marijuana. In addition to this, the manufacturing companies are free to put anything, from feces to rat poison, in creating synthetic marijuana. So you can clearly see the amount of truth in this conception.
However, it should be noted that synthetic marijuana manufactured for medical use is completely safe. It is because it gets run through multiple health and quality checks to ensure that the composition matches with that mentioned on the product label. The labs are monitored and approved by the governmental authorities so that only the safest product reaches the end consumers.