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Cannabis Dependence

The Cannabis or “Marijuana” (also marihuana) is used in the form of cigarettes made from the dried plant, or its resin and flowers.

The effects of the drug are: exaltation, feeling of well-being, euphoric state and excitement. It also produces the decreases of motor abilities, the sensation that the time passes very slowly, exacerbation of schizophrenic symptoms, and difficulties in depth perception, which is very important during automobile driving.

The Cannabis Dependence produces psychic dependence, but there is no physical dependence, no tolerance is developed, and no abstinence syndrome when the drug is discontinued.

Metabolic products of marijuana are retained in the tissues for a lengthy time.

(Edited by Dr. María Moya Guirao, MD)

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Drugg dependence

Did you know that…..

In the abuse of drugs Psychological dependence is characterized by a desire to repeat the administration of the drug to produce pleasure or avoid discomfort ?

The dependence is an effect induced by a drug, alcohol or other substances.
Another type of dependence is the physical or physiological dependence. This type of dependence is characterized by the appearance of signs of tolerance or withdrawal.

(Edited by Dr. María Moya Guirao, MD)

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