Debate – Is Cannabis Addictive?

Since stopping and deciding to simply help others to do exactly the same I am frequently asked the contested’Is cannabis addictive?’ question. It is a subject that divides most’experts’ and also those that spend their whole adult lives inhaling it. Therefore let’s try and ascertain whether or not cannabis is addictive.

Starting with a’difficult’ drug Merely to Earn addiction simpler to identify, browse the next passage and decide for yourself if you think the Individual is or isn’t addicted to heroin:

“When I can’t get hold of heroin or when I understand that I will not be able to get any such night, I immediately develop into an alternative individual. I’m mad and emotional and that I feel really depressed that I will not get that sense of comfort and calmness from the heroin. I really hate feeling as though I would like this to make myself feel better”

In your opinion, is it rational to assume that the individual is totally hooked on heroin?

In my opinion there isn’t any doubt whatsoever. I’d bet my mortgage and life on it!

Ok, re-read the exact same statement but this time around the drug has now shifted toĀ 

“When I can’t get hold of cannabis or if I understand I will be unable to have any for that nightI immediately turn into a different person. I’m angry and emotional and I feel depressed I wont get that sense of relaxation and calmness from the cannabis. I really hate feeling like I want this to make myself feel better”

With only the name of this medication altered is it reasonable to assume that person is hooked on cannabis?

Remember the name of this medication has shifted!

The statement you’ve just read is in fact REAL and stems from a young woman who recently contacted me via who had been obviously desperate for assistance – not because she was hooked on heroin but hooked on our’friend’ cannabis. I am not implying cannabis is comparable to alcoholism dependency (obviously maybe not!) And sometimes even that there are physical withdrawal symptoms once we try to quit, but there’s still that sense of desperation and desire for cannabis when situation compel us to go without it for longer than we’d like. Like if your dealer is no where to be found and you can not unwind or find delight in whatever that you do. That feeling of missing/needing cannabis is clearly a symptom of emotional dependence.

Imagine cocaine or heroin as a maximum-security jail and cannabis that a low-security open prison. Regardless of regime and conditions found inside the prison, the most important thing is; in spite of thin and flimsy the walls are how weak the security at the primary gate is, the use of a prison is always to restrict freedom. In this case, your joy and joy of life. Do not worry! Once you accept cannabis is addictive it gets even easier, not more complicated to stop!

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