It is no shock to hear that in the U.S., marijuana is the most widely used illegal drug. The numbers keep their steady rise as the U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy estimates that 6,000 people each day will try the drug for the very first time. While the common use of this drug may imply that it is harmless or that it has no ill effects, this would be a strong and probably inaccurate assumption. Cannabis addiction is a real thing, and marijuana addiction treatment programs are as widely used as the drug itself.
For plenty of self described and diagnosed marijuana addicts, a marijuana book on the subject can aid them in coming to terms with their addiction. A marijuana book with useful advice too can help set them on straighter paths toward redemption in the form of marijuana treatment. The treatment they choose through reading the marijuana book could be something they try themselves or it may involve a formal cannabis treatment program. Whatever they choose, though, the goal of a book like this is to point out the dangers of the drug and help people overcome their drug induced demons.
Marijuana is nothing new, as any thoroughly researched marijuana book will point out. In fact, as long ago as 6,000 B.C., the Chinese used cannabis seeds as a source for food, and in 2,737 B.C. Chinese emperor Shen Nung used it to treat both rheumatism and gout. People have used the drug for centuries to treat a range of conditions, as have they used it to follow a certain lifestyle. It makes perfect sense, since the drug produces feelings of euphoria and helps alleviate certain side effects and conditions from chronic illnesses. It also makes sense since the cannabis plant can grow virtually anywhere and is extremely productive. It can grow one to two inches each day, can thrive in almost every ecosystem around the world and can grow as high as 18 feet tall.
However, with today’s rampant drug use, the conditions around which marijuana is used have changed, with high schoolers and even those younger trying it out to see how it feels for them. According to virtually every marijuana book out there, these kids are not using the drug to treat conditions or alleviate pain. It is becoming just what those against marijuana have called it for years, a gateway drug. In 2011, 22.6 percent of U.S. high school seniors had used the drug in the past month. Compare that with 18.7 percent of kids who had smoked cigarettes, and you get the idea.