The Recreational Use of Cannabis
This chapter discusses the recreational use of cannabis. Topics covered include prevalence, how cannabis is consumed and where it comes from, patterns of recreational use, the potency of illicit marijuana, whether recreational use of marijuana cases dependency, and cannabis use around the world. The recreational use of cannabis has become common in most Western countries. As of now it is an activity indulged in mainly by those under the age of 30. There are health risks associated with cannabis use, particularly with smoked marijuana, but earlier reports of the dangers of cannabis have proved to be exaggerated. There is also a genuine risk of developing dependency on cannabis.
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