Is Marijuana addictive? Not all the way sure. There was a recent study that found that if a mother uses marijuana, her child is more likely to use the drug at a younger age. There also have been several studies that have proven marijuana as somewhat effective when treating certain health conditions. Conditions such as High Blood Pressure,
What is Marijuana?
Marijuana or Cannabis sativa is a plant whose stems, leaves or roots are consumed by either smoking or through digestion. The plant contains cannabinoids which have the effect of creating a euphoric, or high feeling, with several pain relieving
In a study completed by the University of Michigan Health System. Several researchers analyzed 108 people in their early 20s (69 men and 39 women), all of whom were taking part in a larger study of substance use.
In the study, participants sat in an MRI while they played a game, in which they pressed a button when they saw a target on a computer screen cross in front of them. Before each round, they were told they could win 20 cents or $5, with either no reward or loss.
The University of Michigan Health System study provided evidence that it’s affecting the brain in a way that may make it more difficult to stop using it. It changes your brain in a way that may change your behavior, and where you get your sense of reward from.
Studies by SAMSHA also have shown that one in six adolescents are addicted to pot in one form or another. Roughly half of the people that use marijuana are under the age of 25 years old.
So in short, Marijuana use can lead to the development of problem use, known as a marijuana use disorder, which takes the form of addiction in severe cases. So if you plan on getting high, take it easy, because marijuana can become addictive.