Illusion vs Reality

We want the Truth,but can we handle the truth?

Well this is unexpected

  1. Illusions
    The first thing I want to address here is illusions. Many people have been led to believe that cannabis is not addictive and that it’s just something they use to get high off of. Cannabis is actually extremely addicting. When someone smokes marijuana, their bodies release dopamine, which makes them feel good. Dopamine receptors are located throughout the entire body, including the brain stem, basal ganglia, amygdala, frontal cortex, limbic system, and hippocampus. These areas control emotion, behavior, and memory. When we smoke marijuana, these receptors get stimulated and our brains begin producing dopamine at a higher rate than normal. This causes us to feel euphoric and happy. We often start feeling paranoid, anxious, and depressed after smoking. Our heart starts racing, blood pressure increases, and our breathing becomes shallow and rapid, causing us to experience anxiety and panic attacks. If we do this for long enough, we become dependent upon the drug. This creates a physical addiction, where a person feels physically uncomfortable without the substance. There are many different types of addictions, but this is one of the most common ones. Many teenagers are addicted to alcohol before they even drink it!
  2. Reality
    When we realize how addictive drugs can be, it changes everything about the way we view them. When we look at what happens to a person who smokes pot, we find out that there are many negative consequences. When we smoke marijuana everyday, our risk of developing cancer increases. Cancer cells thrive when there is a lot of oxygen being produced. Oxygen levels are increased when we smoke marijuana, and therefore, increase the chances of forming cancers. Marijuana contains carcinogens that damage DNA, and cause cancerous tumors to grow. Many people develop lung cancer, bronchitis, emphysema, and other respiratory illnesses from inhaling the carcinogenic compounds. People who smoke also face many mental problems. Smoking marijuana causes depression, anxiety, paranoia, schizophrenia, and other mental illness symptoms.

Well said.Perception it is.