MYTH 1: CANNABIS HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO KILL YOU
Cannabis, unlike other narcotics like opiates, does not allow you to overdose. To overdose on
cannabis fatally, studies show that a person would have to ingest roughly 1,000 pounds every
minute for 15 minutes. That’s 6,800kg in 15 minutes — a very improbable feat.
Anxiety, psychosis, dizziness, and lack of coordination are all signs of a marijuana overdose.
While they will not kill you, they will make for a very uncomfortable for few hours.
MYTH 2: MARIJUANA LEADS TO LESS SATISFIED SEXUAL ENCOUNTERS
When it comes to sex, cannabis (marijuana) has a mixed reputation. Marijuana has the effect of
lowering inhibitions and, in some cases, is linked to enhanced sexual activity. However,
marijuana’s effect on sexual desire varies a lot, and some people say it makes them less satisfied
with their sexual encounters. In reality? This is a far more complicated question and the effects
of marijuana on sexual activity on the body can be determined by the plants used to make the
MYTH 3: CREATIVITY IS IMPROVED BY MARIJUANA
Correlation does not imply causation, as it does with the gateway drug fallacy. While marijuana
has been used by many artists, authors, and musicians, it does not make you more creative.
True creativity necessitates a high level of creative output as well as a significant connection
across various areas of the brain.
Many studies have revealed that marijuana does actually make users believe they have more
creative thoughts and ideas, which may explain why so many artists and musicians laud its
MYTH 4: MARIJUANA IS A GATEWAY SUBSTANCE
This myth has been around for a long time. However, a great majority of marijuana users have
never taken cocaine or opioids, but those who have used cocaine or opioids are extremely likely
to have used marijuana as well.
Furthermore, alcohol is by far the most often used drug. It’s the most popular, and individuals
start using it while they’re younger, making it a stronger candidate for a “gateway drug.”
However, unlike marijuana, the majority of persons who consume alcohol do not go on to use
other addictive substances.
MYTH 5: DAILY USERS ARE ADDICTED TO MARIJUANA
It’s easy to fall into the habit of smoking marijuana every day, yet it’s not physiologically
addictive. Marijuana does not cause withdrawal symptoms, regardless of how much is used.
People who use marijuana are much less likely to get addicted to it than people who use
cigarettes, heroin, cocaine, alcohol, or stimulants. More than nine out of 10 persons who use
marijuana do not develop an addiction.