Cannabis Dependence Disorder

Cannabis Dependence Disorder

  Cannabis Dependence Disorder Marijuana, or cannabis, is one of the most popular psychoactive substances worldwide, especially among teenagers. Although the specifics of cannabis’ addictive qualities are still very much under debate, Cannabis Dependence Disorder is officially classified in the DSM-V and prolonged, heavy use has been shown to cause some level of dependency. Cannabis comes from the flowers of Cannabis sativa plants, which has oils with concentrations of tiny, fat-soluble, psychoactive molecules called cannabinoids. The three main cannabinoids – tetrahydrocannabinol (also called THC), cannabidiol (also called), and cannabinol (also called CBN) are each associated with unique psychoactive effects. For example, THC is associated with high-grade recreational marijuana, and produces… Read More

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Marijuana Maintenance

While it may be hard to deny certain medical uses and benefits of medical marijuana, it is important to keep in mind that there is little to no research about the trigger effect that marijuana may have on addicts/alcoholics in recovery. Some undesirable side effects of marijuana include increased heart rate, appetite and sensory perception and diminished coordination. Marijuana has been noted to cause short-term memory loss, anxiety, paranoia and even psychotic episodes. There has been little research on its trigger effect on schizophrenia but, it is believed that marijuana use amongst adolescents with a predisposition to schizophrenia can be detrimental in the onset of the disorder. Some users may… Read More

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