8 Common Marijuana Myths Busted

8 Common Marijuana Myths Busted
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Marijuana, which is also known as cannabis, is often controversial suggest. Sure, it is now legal in more places and countries than before, but there is still debate going around about the overall effects of marijuana. Everyone knows that it is a psychoactive drug that has been utilized for treating people with cancer, but what about the effects of marijuana when you are in class or when you are doing sports? It sounds silly to even do these activities while you are high, but it is an inquiry nonetheless.

Moreover, marijuana is considered as a medicinal and a recreational drug. Aside from making you incredibly hungry, it can make you feel relaxed and have a better sensory experience. Still, there are some effects that still need further scientific research. For now, here are the 8 common myths about marijuana.

Myth #1: Marijuana has not become more potent

Myth #1: Marijuana has not become more potent

Actually, the potency of marijuana has significantly increased throughout the years. Back in the 1960s, the THC content of marijuana was only wavering between 3-4 percent. Now, the potency of marijuana can reach as much as 13%.

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Myth #2: Marijuana will not affect your athletic performance

Myth #2: Marijuana will not affect your athletic performance
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When you consume marijuana, the active substance called THC will affect the portions of your brain that deal with movement, precision, and coordination. So, you can even have a serious injury if you somehow decided to do some intense athletic moves while being high.

Myth #3: Marijuana does not affect your academic performance

Myth #3: Marijuana does not affect your academic performance
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Just like when you're doing something sporty, marijuana would obviously affect your ability to pay attention in class. The hippocampus of your brain will be affected, and you will find it quite difficult to critically analyze the lessons.

Myth #4: You can find a way to have fake results in drug tests

Myth #4: You can find a way to have fake results in drug tests
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Simply put, there is no way to fool a drug test that you did not take marijuana recently. The only way, if you are really desperate and if the conditions are met, is to present a different person's urine.

Myth #5: There is only one kind of marijuana

Myth #5: There is only one kind of marijuana
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Just like how marijuana potency has drastically increased, there are now quite a lot of various marijuana for you to choose and consume.

Myth #6: It is easy to quit marijuana smoking

Myth #6: It is easy to quit marijuana smoking
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While marijuana is not exactly considered as an addictive substance, it is not that easy to quit the habit, especially if you are one of those heavy smokers.

Myth #7: Marijuana is a highly addictive substance

Myth #7: Marijuana is a highly addictive substance
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While marijuana consumption is popular, not everyone gets addicted to the substance. In fact, data suggests that only 9% of adults are addicted to marijuana.

Myth #8 George Washington had marijuana

Myth #8 George Washington had marijuana
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Actually, George Washington planted hemp in his backyard, not marijuana. In general, hemp refers to the industrial varieties of Cannabis and the products made out of it.