Marijuana is a psychoactive drug from the Cannabis plant intended for medical or recreational use. It can be used by smoking, vaporizing, within food, or as an extract. It is often used for its mental and physical effects, such as a "high" or "stoned" feeling, a general change in perception, euphoria (heightened mood), and an increase in appetite. The onset of effects is within … [Read more...]
What Are The More Widely Used Drugs in the US?
Although substance abuse is a global problem, it presents a particular challenge for the United States. With no more than 5 percent of the world’s population, the nation consumes a stunning 75 percent of the world’s pharmaceutical drugs, many of which are taken illicitly by people with no medical prescription. Access to and use of legal and illegal drugs in the US depend … [Read more...]
How Long Do Drugs Stay In Your System?
How long do drugs like marijuana, heroin, cocaine, and alcohol stay in your system? This differs from drug to drug as the human body eliminates substances at different rates. Understanding the pace of elimination can help people have a better idea of the impact of these substances and how long they will show up on tests conducted by law enforcement or employers. To learn … [Read more...]