Marijuana / THC – Marijuana is often portrayed as a drug with almost no dangers, but this does not mean that it is entirely harmless. People who regularly use marijuana can develop a dependence on it. When those with a marijuana abuse issue stop taking the drug, they can suffer from withdrawal. According to 2016 research published in the Neuroscience Journal, half of all daily marijuana users end up dealing with withdrawal at some point. When someone turns to substance abuse, it can seem like it came out of nowhere. However, it’s often the case that there was a cause (or causes that were hiding in plain sight). While marijuana is not considered to be a “hard drug” on the level as something like heroin or cocaine, there are arguments to be made that it can serve as a “gateway drug” that leads users to try more dangerous and addictive drugs.

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