Impossible to be addicted to Marijuana?

these girls I know were talking in class the other day and were like, you can’t get addicted to marijuana, just the feeling getting high. is this true?

Answer #1

I’m a smoker of the brown cigs and they are not addictive… but you will want to smoke again more often… so they are kinda addictive, but you dont become chemically dependent, like coke and stuff.

Answer #2

you can’t get addicted to the drug, just the feeling. That’s why, not to overgeneralize, but a lot of people who start smoking bud, go on to other drugs, to try to get a stronger, more intense high.

Answer #3

I’m guessing what you mean is physically addicted? No I dont think a person can be physically addicted (I.e. have an actual physical reaction and withdrawl symptoms) but it doesnt mean they cant be mentally addicted to the drug…

Answer #4

Yes - people aren’t addicted to the actual drug, its the high that can be very addictive to the point it controls the persons life.

Answer #5

No, you’re not physically addicted, like you absolutely need the pot and suffer withdrawal symptoms. I have however, known people who get headaches if they don’t smoke it often enough, but that’s the worst I’ve heard. You don’t need to go to rehab for the physical effects of marijuana. You become addicted mentally to the way it makes you feel. And it’s possible to be emotionally addicted if you begin to depend on the drug too much.

Answer #6

It can also be parasitically addicted with tobacco. As we all know nicotine is addictive, and if you smoke it with weed you will develop a addiction to nicotine, but if you smoke tobacco alone your body will not register it as the weed high you get, thus making you crave for weed and tobacco.

Answer #7

Marijuana is an narcotic. which is an addictive drug.

but see this is kind of redundant, because you can be addicted to ANYTHING it just depends on what you mentally or emotionally associate it with. like food. some people eat their feelings. this is an addiction.

when you get high, all the oxygen in your brain is being replaced with inhaled marijuana, and your brain begins to learn to function on it, so when you try to stop using it, your brain needs to readjust to functioning on oxygen again, which is also called detoxing. which can be very stressful on the body.

Answer #8

then those girls are misinformed and will prob. wind up addicted themselfs. Dont go down with them

Answer #9

what does it look like exactly?

Answer #10

I’m not sure how to distinguish between being addicted to the drug, and being addicted to the effects. Unless you are referring to the fortunate fact that for pot addicts, after successfully getting off of the drug, they usually regain lost or damaged facilities. Unlike most other drugs that will leave them permanently affected. And getting off a pot addiction is very difficult. Of course, not everybody that uses will become addicted - whether it’s alcohol, or pot, or Oxycontin.

According to Dr. Drew Pinsky, one of the leading authorities on addiction medicine, some people CAN become addicted to pot if they have inherited the gene for addiction, and rather profoundly. (Check out Jamie Foxworth (of Family Matters) on Celebrity Rehab 1 about 7 min. into act 3 of the 1st episode http://www.vh1.com/video/play.jhtml?id=1578614&vid=201065) Plus, after a long time of heavy pot use, the high loses it’s intensity and so the users escalate to laced pot and harder stuff to regain the high.

Answer #11

Marijuana is both emotionally and mentally addictive. Once an individual becomes addicted to marijuana it develops into part of who they believe themselves to be. Avoiding their friends who do not use, the addict will gravitate to others that do. Marijuana is a topic that is always on their mind, whether it be thinking about the next time they will be able to get high or where their going to get their next sack. When someone is addicted to marijuana eventually their friends and the people close to them only know how they act when their stoned because they no longer do anything without first smoking. Their constant abuse is due to the misconception that marijuana is what they need to solve their problems. Sometimes addicts will take their stash with them wherever they go, just in case an opportunity arises and they are able to take a couple hits. They may even go through several dealers in order to make sure they always have a constant supply of marijuana - For assistance Call 1-800-405-8409: http://WWW.marijuanaaddiction.info/

Answer #12

u can build an emotional attachment to it but addiction is impossible obviously if you want to smoke, your gona smoke.. if you want to quit, you can its that simple

lol dont listen to what people tell u, its all misleading information you need to do your own research and see for urself

These are some of the comments I have copied from a forum

-pharmaceuticals are known to kill more people than illegal drugs

-marijuana is the number 1 cash crop in the world it serves as a natural medicine and has many other uses thats why they prohibited it so big companies can make more profit thanks to “bad journalism”

-can also help aids patients, aids diminishes appetite have them smoke a joint and they regain their appetite counteracting the illness

-no one can die from smoking cannabis and has been no known deaths compared to everything else including alcohol, tobacco, etc..

I myself have asthma and smoking opens up my airways making it easier to breathe with no side effects when medically legalized in my state I look foward to becoming a patient for prescription marijuana. 12 states have already legalized it along with other countries in the world and more following my job is to educate people that are not aware of the plants uses

re-legalize!

-I did most of my research through websites, books, magazines, and the news norml.org high times magazine etc..

  • theres more to it than just getting high and I believe legalizing it would make this a better world to live in

-God bless the whole crop!

  • and for people that dont smoke, you dont need to smoke it to support it

-all the better reason for the government to legalize.. couple reasons why it should be legalized: -will be removed from black market and stop empowering gang members -medical reasons -would be sold like alcohol, remember alcohol was once prohibited too (in stores away from children, have to be 21+) -would be a law that you cant drive while intoxicated on weed -prison population would lower (prisons are overcrowding with nonviolent offenders) -keep patients from being convicted -would provide millions of jobs for people -would make us an independent country (fuel, etc.., debt free america)

people with an addiction (including hard drugs) shouldnt be thrown in jail, they need help theres more people in jail with mental illnesses than there are in mental institutions

the list goes on

  • the War on Drugs is a failure, its a war on its own people. policies need to be changed we pay billions in taxpayers money to keep the war going and neither side is winning thats just a waste of our tax money I wonder what they do with all that money.. those greedy bastards just sell drugs back onto the street, you can even check urself on that there was a time when there was a cia operation transporting drugs overseas into america the government also provided Rick Ross with plenty of heroin to go around, course making money from it

the truth must be exposed, theyre dirty work must stop!

-Of course we can do something about it, we all just need to unite screw the federal government remember slavery? if no one stood up im pretty sure it would still be going on people were tortured, beaten, killed and thrown in jail but that didnt stop them standing up for their rights eventually slavery was abolished same with alcohol prohibition eventually became re-legalized

  • its like theres some kind of conspiracy going on I sense the government is up to no good and trying to control us. credit cards, money, and now they have chips that can be implanted in skin for uselful reasons but if in the wrong hands well were pretty much fuct they hiding the truth from us its dangerous to be right when the government is wrong they got theyre privacy but we dont. they want to know everything were doing on our leisure time

get up stand up!

  • marijuanas not anti-establishment because its illegal, its illegal because its anti-establishment

all facts stated have been double-checked and confirmed want to learn more? norml.org americandrugwar.org hightimes.com lets all make this a better place to live in!

Answer #13

it is possible to be addicted to marijuana because my boyfriend spends all his money on weed ,he wound rather smoke then eat anything all day, he get this sad look on his face and tell me he need some weed a and it just weed no other drug.he so addicted that he find any way to get money to smoke even asking me for my last $5.00.And we dont have no job.see we live together, and he has a problem.he has to smoke every day.when he smoke he happy and when he not moking he upset.he depend on weed more then anything.and believe you me ,when someone care for someone that is addicted ,it hurt because you cant do nothing for them.I think he put weed before me,sometime the person addicted dont see they are as much as every one else does.and if they are sound anything like my man then they are addicted.

Answer #14

I started smokin weed when I was 13… when I was 14 I started using it everyday…now at 15 im basically smoking as much as I can throughout the day…I know you cannot get addicted to weed, but you can get addicted to the high you get…I KNOW I AM…I basically freak out if I dont have a way to get high, and since weed is esiest to get thats what I use…try not to smoke much!

Answer #15

yes you can be addicted

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