Marijuana legalization is a trend that appears to fascinate many an American. There is no other way to explain the fact that marijuana became the winner of the midterm elections. Several states, including Missouri, Michigan, Wisconsin and Ohio, approved initiatives aimed at decriminalization of cannabis. Now that there are so many states in which the use of marijuana is supported by the majority of citizens, it is only a matter of time until the others follow them.
Marijuana is the most widely used illegal drug, and the legalization trend contributes to its further spreading. While it is perceived by many as something harmless, numerous studies found that cannabis can have a wide range of negative effects on health. The system it affects most is the nervous system, and, consequently, it is the mind that suffers.
As more states (and even countries) are joining the cannabis legalization movement, it is becoming more evident that more people are likely to be diagnosed with cannabis dependence disorder. However fun and not-that-much-of-a-problem it may seem to be to some, cannabis is capable of causing addiction, and withdrawal symptoms often prevent weed consumers from dropping the habit.
The man is a creature that almost invariably wants to succumb to some temptation. Be it something less of a grave crime, like sweetened beverages, or something more dangerous, like smoking weed, there is always an audience for nearly every product. In an attempt to curb consumption and use of things that are deemed harmful to individuals and society as a whole, governments strive to take action and prevent people from having such products at their disposal.
People who are addicted to substances, be it drugs or alcohol, find it hard to seek medical attention and help. There are many reasons for it: some are too ashamed to admit that they need such help; others do not believe in the ability of doctors to help them recover and get rid of their addiction. But there is one more factor that comes into play when considering the possibility of rehabilitation – its price.