2. Marijuana is addictive
Weed can be addictive, but that isn’t the whole story. Like many myths, this idea is something that is overgeneralized and doesn’t account for the wide variety of other factors that often come into play.
The truth is that addiction is something that needs to be assessed on a case-by-case basis. For someone with physical and biological tendencies that favor addiction, yes, marijuana can definitely be addictive.
With that being said, the varying levels of addiction found between individuals can’t prove that weed itself has an addictive nature.
3. Marijuana is dangerous to your health
This one is both true and false. It’s falsity can be proven with the vast amount of money being poured into clinical research on marijuana. It’s already been shown to have incredibly positive effects on a long list of diseases and disorders, including depression, Alzheimer’s disease, ALS, Glaucoma, Epilepsy, and more.
At the same time, smoking – be it tobacco, marijuana, or anything else – will have certain negative effects on the body’s respiratory system. Smoking can be especially hard on the heart and lungs.
To combat this, many regular smokers use a pipe specially designed to cool and smooth the smoke. The Maze-X Pipe and SLIDER Pipe are both designed with patented filtrations systems that help to filter out unwanted resin and tar, providing for a smoother and cooler smoking experience.
4. Today’s weed isn’t as strong as it used to be
This is the kind of thing you would hear an older smoker say – the same people who claim candy bar sizes used to be three times as large in 1975. The truth of the matter: today’s weed is much, much stronger than it used to be.
In recent decades, we’ve experienced revolutions in plant biology that have allowed growers to create breeds of cannabis that are heavily concentrated in THC. By some estimates, average marijuana potency tripled between the years 1995 and 2014.
5. You can’t overdose on marijuana
In the traditional sense of the word “overdose,” no, you can’t overdose on marijuana. There are, however, several symptoms you might experience from smoking more than the appropriate amount.
Common negative symptoms associated with marijuana include:
Loss of coordination
The traditional sense of the word “overdose,” can’t really be applied to marijuana. In fact, the DEA once determined that an individual would have to consume over 1,500 pounds of weed in a span of 15 minutes in order for the dose to be fatal.