Dispelling Common Cannabis Myths
Recreational and medical cannabis use is starting to become more common across the country. While this is great news for people who can benefit from the regular use of marijuana, it does mean that more cannabis and marijuana myths are starting to pop up. These myths about cannabis may not seem harmful, but they can keep people from feeling comfortable with the cultivation and use of these products. Dispelling common cannabis myths is a priority.
Here are some of the most common myths and why they’re wrong.
Cannabis Is a Gateway Drug
When it comes to dispelling common cannabis myths, the idea that cannabis is a gateway drug is the most common myth around. Believe it or not, using cannabis doesn’t make people more likely to use other drugs. In fact, doctors have used cannabis to help patients overcome addictions to truly harmful drugs like opiates and heroin.
It Won’t Get You a DUI
Many people believe that driving under the influence of marijuana can’t get you in trouble with the law. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case. Police can pull you over if they have reason to believe that you’re driving under the influence of a controlled substance. If you exhibit signs of being high, they can arrest you and charge you with a DUI.
The Munchies Are in Your Mind
The munchies are one of the most common side effects of using cannabis. Even regular or habitual users report experiencing the desire to snack after smoking or using marijuana. It’s not in your mind. It’s a direct result of cannabis’s impact on your brain and body. You’ll feel hungry because your brain is sending signals to your body that you are hungry. It’s not your imagination, but that doesn’t mean you have to give in to cravings for junk food. It’s up to you to decide what you munch on, so try to keep things healthy.
Different Strains All Do the Same Thing
Many people believe that the different strains of cannabis are nothing more than a marketing gimmick. With names like “Girl Scout Cookies,” who can blame them? Though the names are fun, the strains they represent do cause different reactions. It all comes down to THC concentrations in each strain and the chemical composition of the cannabis you’re using. Some foster a sense of relaxation and calm. Other strains help people to be more productive and creative.
Dispelling common cannabis myths is the best way to make sure you understand how to use cannabis safely. These are just a few of the most common myths you’ll encounter. Take the time to do your research and you’ll be able to find a cannabis strain and product that works for your needs and your preferences.
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