Weed is generally seen as a taboo and/or mysterious herb. Various myths keep it shrouded in mystery and prevent people from really getting to know the plant. We hereby debunk the top 3 most common misconceptions about cannabis. Some falsely suggest that weed is a ‘gateway drug’, while for others it is positive.
1. Cannabis use creates crime
The use and production of cannabis is banned in many countries. This is primarily the primary reason the product can be found on the black market, alongside other banned drugs, such as cocaine and crack.
When a legal cannabis market is available, licensed shops take over the weed trade, eliminating the position of illegal practices.
In addition, there is no evidence that smoking weed makes anyone feel more likely to commit a crime. It is true that more lawbreakers use cannabis and other drugs, but this has nothing to do with cannabis.
2. Weed is addictive and dangerous.
It is often argued that cannabis is compared to hard drugs, namely that you should go into a spiral of addiction. The plant is very different from the addictive effect of hard drugs such as heroin and crack. Unlike those drugs, cannabis does not normally cause severe addiction or withdrawal symptoms.
3. Cannabis overdose.
Every year many lives are lost to hard drugs. But no one dies from cannabis use alone. This is because cannabinoids, the active substances in the plant, do not affect the part of the brain responsible for breathing.
The only difficulties that may arise are irregularities in the respiratory center. In addition, they have a depressant effect, which hinders breathing and in the worst case can lead to death. Cannabis does not have this effect, which is why there have been no known deaths from cannabis use alone.
In short, at the right dose, cannabis is a relaxing and effective product to improve your mood. Please inform yourself on our website to avoid ambiguities. This contributes to make the existing myths disappear!