Warnings about Marijuana or Cannabis Use
- Marijuana has not been analyzed or approved by the FDA, that there is limited information on side effects, that there may be health risks associated with using Marijuana, and it should be kept away from children.
- When under the influence of Marijuana, driving is prohibited in MA by M.G.L. c. 90, § 24, so motor vehicles and machinery should not be operated
- Registered Qualifying Patients or consumers may not distribute or sell Marijuana to any other individual, and they should return unused, excess, or contaminated product to the Marijuana Treatment Center or Dispensary from which they purchased the product, for disposal.
- Illicit distribution of cannabis products could result in fines, arrest and barment from cannabis retail establishments.
Facts regarding substance abuse signs and symptoms
Marijuana, also known as cannabis, is a widely used recreational drug that is legal in some parts of the world and illegal in others. While marijuana is often considered to be a relatively harmless drug, it can lead to substance abuse and addiction in some individuals. In this blog post, we will discuss the signs and symptoms of marijuana abuse, as well as information about referral options for substance abuse treatment programs.
Signs and Symptoms of Marijuana Abuse:
*Using marijuana more often or in larger amounts than intended
*Difficulty controlling or reducing marijuana use
*Spending a significant amount of time using marijuana or recovering from its effects
*Cravings for marijuana
*Continued use despite knowing it is causing problems in one’s life, such as relationship issues, financial problems, or problems with work or school
*Giving up important activities in order to use marijuana
*Using marijuana in dangerous situations, such as while driving
*Continuing to use marijuana despite physical or psychological problems
*Tolerance, which means needing more marijuana to achieve the desired effect
*Withdrawal symptoms when not using marijuana, such as anxiety, irritability, insomnia and depression
If you or someone you know is experiencing any of these signs or symptoms, it may be a sign of a marijuana use disorder, and it is important to seek professional help.
Referral Options for Substance Abuse Treatment Programs:
*Primary Care Physician or Psychiatrist: These healthcare professionals can provide a referral to a specialized treatment center or program that is appropriate for the individual.
*Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): SAMHSA is a government agency that provides resources and information about substance abuse treatment programs and facilities, including a referral service to help individuals find a treatment program that is right for them.
*National Helpline: A confidential, toll-free helpline that is available 24/7, providing information about substance abuse treatment and referral services for individuals and their families.
In conclusion, marijuana abuse can lead to serious problems, and it is important to seek help if you or someone you know is struggling with a marijuana use disorder. There are many options available for substance abuse treatment, and professionals can help guide individuals towards the best course of action for their specific needs.
Please note that marijuana is a illegal drug, with possession and consumption illegal in most of the countries and states. So please do check with the local laws before taking any actions mentioned in the blog post.