Marijuana abusers comprise of about 14.3% of the total number of substance abusers who seek treatment in the state of Maryland. Marijuana obtained from the hemp plant, cannabis sativa, can be smoked, brewed in the form of tea or simply eaten to get a so called “high”. For people suffering from marijuana addiction, time seems to pass very slowly as they experience pleasant sounds, colors and of course sensations. Occasional use of this drug can also result in anxiety, panic, fear and distrust in a person.
Statistics show that marijuana addiction is mostly found in people belonging to the age group of 12 to 26 years. About 70,000 of the total marijuana abusers of 470,000 in the year 2003-2004 were aged 12 to 17 years, 1,63,000 abusers were aged 18 to 25 years and 2,37,000 were 26 or older. Popularly known as “pot”, a concentrated formulation of this is also known as “hashish” or “hash”. Having both psychological and physiological implications, continued use of marijuana can lead to lung cancer and is best avoided at all costs. Get in touch with our web directory to get details of a number of Marijuana abuse treatment centers to give a chance to these abusers to lead a normal life.
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