There is No Cannabis Addiction… Cannabis is Non-Addictive… Period!

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I’ll say it again, just in case anyone missed it in the title… Cannabis is Non-Addictive… Period!

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Take any addict, say… an opiate user on a half a gram of heroin a day.  Take away the issues that caused them to do the heroin in the first place and they’re still physically/mentally addicted to heroin.

Replace the word heroin with at least half the Rx available today and it’s the same story.  Strong enough physical addiction and quitting cold turkey will seriously harm or kill you.

 

Now take a look at, so called, ‘cannabis addicts’

Every single instance I’ve run across (in the last 10 years) where a person called themselves an addict or someone else did, I found an underlying issue that was going untreated.

The single most common issue was anxiety. Anxiety that usually stemmed from emotional trauma from a single event or, more commonly, simply living in ‘modern’ society without a basic understanding of it or themselves.

The other most common issues were depression, pain, nausea and angst.  The relief of these issues is often so subtly profound that people find themselves repeating behaviours that bring that relief… without actively being aware of it.

It’s a Subconscious Thing…

Talk to any self-confessed or labeled ‘cannabis addict’ and you will usually find one common aspect… they’re unaware that their cannabis use is treating an underlying issue. Talk to any treatment center that treats cannabis addiction and they’ll tell you that you’re addicted to cannabis.

Your subconscious is very aware of what’s going on and will continue to motivate the conscious mind to repeat actions that have previously relieved troubling issues.  This goes on whether you’re consciously paying attention to the process or not… Much like breathing.   When this happens with nutrition… your body realizes something is missing and it conjures up a ‘craving’ that it knows will satisfy that void.

Cravings can be uneducated and the subconscious can definitely be wrong.  The most common ‘uneducated’ craving is for sweets when the body requires carbohydrates.  Fortunately, with proper diet and training… you can reprogram those cravings to fit new food choices.

How Do I Know???

I have been labeled as someone with a cannabis addiction many times in the past; I almost even self-acknowledged it…   Still… for 20 years I used cannabis without knowing the real reasons why… and without knowing anything about the medicinal properties of it.  I did know one thing… life always seemed smoother, more enjoyable and with fewer problems around me when I was using cannabis.

My projects were finished with the fewest errors, I wasn’t nearly as irritable and my moods were much more stable.  I wasn’t nauseous in cars all the time and didn’t get upset at the drop of a hat.

When I didn’t use cannabis, people were upset with me, I messed projects up a lot and my ability to move through life without issues was horrible.  Pain, nausea, anxiety, super sensitivity to the environment, memory issues… and on and on.

What Changed My Awareness???

As much as I dislike Rx… it was an Rx that triggered my epiphany on this subject.  About 5 years ago I was broke, homeless and living on the dollar menu at McDonalds. *shudder*  Yes, one of those periods of time when we were off the blood type diet and our supply of cannabis was inconsistent.  Needless to say my brain wasn’t working very well.

One fine afternoon I had an extreme issue with someone and, for the first and only time in my life, I not only had the desire to choke someone to death… I came very close to actually acting on that impulse.  I didn’t actually move at all but the experience scared me silly.  I ended up walking into a 24/hr psychiatric unit as I figured I needed help… right?  LOL

Long story short, I was prescribed 500mg of depakote.  I took one that first night and went to bed.  The next morning I woke up, sat up in bed and was again shocked to my core.  For the first time in 20 years I had no desire to use cannabis… at all!  That lasted all of about 5 minutes until my birth defect started hurting and the desire for cannabis bloomed anew.  The epiphany surrounding my cannabis use remained.

With my mental issues that triggered the desire for cannabis goneI realized that I was not addicted to cannabis but that I was certainly addicted to the lack of anxiety.  The depakote was disgusting in it’s effects overall, overly numbing and completely unwanted… but it removed the subconscious ‘craving’ that fueled my cannabis use.

I quit taking the depakote after 5 days… the wife prefers a husband, not a 2-D carboard simulation of one.  I basically sat up in bed each day, ate and sat around and then went back to bed… very 2-dimensional existence.

What Cannabis Addiction Have I Seen Since Then???

In the last 5 years I’ve run in to a huge number of people that would be considered ‘addicts’ by the medical and rehabilitation professionals.  I have yet to come across someone who didn’t have issues cannabis relieved… that was still ‘addicted’ to cannabis.  That type of condition just doesn’t seem to exist.

What I’ve mostly run across is ignorance… fueled by propaganda and fanned by prohibition.

Take away the issues that cause someone to be regarded as a ‘cannabis addict’ and their cannabis use will drastically decline to normal ‘recreational’ levels.  I’ve watched it over and over and over.

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13 thoughts on “There is No Cannabis Addiction… Cannabis is Non-Addictive… Period!

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    • Thank you so much for saying so. :D

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  3. Anyone who has quit can tell you that quitting has adverse affects…irritability, restlessness and insomnia are common. Like alcohol, though, some people are more prone to addiction than others.

    • You’re confusing ‘adverse affects’ with ‘returning to the state of upset’ that the person is in.

      When you clear up the issues the person is alleviating with cannabis, quitting using cannabis has no adverse affects. :)

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      • You are assuming everyone with adverse affects had ‘state of upset’ conditions before they started. That’s a pretty big assumption.

        My girlfriend is a good example of this…after she quit it took her over a week to return to normal sleeping patterns. Before using marijuana she did not have sleeping problems. After she had quit for a week or so she did not have sleeping problems. So why would she have trouble sleeping just after quitting?

        That really doesn’t prove anything, but neither does your explanation. Neither one of them is a study with a control group, which you need to show causality. They’re both just stories based on personal experiences. You can’t draw any conclusions either way with nothing more than personal observations.

        • Pretty big assumption?

          Actually not. I have yet to meet anyone who is not in some state of upset or another. Just living on this planet, exposed to nothing but the physical pollution in the water and food… is enough to put a body in upset. Let’s not even go into what living in ‘society’ does to people. The end result is that I have yet to meet anyone who’s natural cannabinoid production in their body was enough to meet today’s demands. Exposure to cannabis will always begin the healing process whether the person is aware of what’s going on or not. There’s a serious lack of awareness by the public regarding just how complex the cannabis plant is and exactly how integrated it is with human biochemistry.

          The most likely explanation of your gf’s experience though is her body getting used to the cannabis allowing deeper sleep than normal. Indica, right? :) The body can quickly adjust to outside influences, removal of those influences requires the same adjustment in reverse. The same would happen if she took an over the counter sleep aid for a while. Normal body reactions that have nothing to do with cannabis.

          Every strain of cannabis is different though and everyone has strains that will work better for them than others. The exciting news is that the CBD gene is dominant, so theoretically… any strain can have the CBD content bred back into it over generations.

          As for studies? Name me one single study that took a couple hundred to a couple thousand people with zero exposure to cannabis and then ran clinical trials on them with known strains and known cannabinoid profiles. That’ll be the day. Until then… you’re better off listening to someone who’s been digging the info up for a few years.

          White coats with papers in frames, writing figures on paper from antics they perform in labs…. impress me not one iota. Real world results and years of personal experience are what I base my opinions on. Thousands of hours of online and personal research, in a variety of conditions that 99% of the country doesn’t get exposure to.

          I keep personally showing people the power of cannabis… and the truth moves on through those people. It’s a wonderful thing to see. :)

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          • By the way, a study where you’re going to expose hundreds or thousands of people to a possibly addictive substance for the first time is unethical. You’re talking about the possibility of permanently changing their brain chemistry.

          • You’re now the voice of retardedness.

            A: It’s not addictive

            B: Humans already produce the exact same chemicals themselves 24/7/365 so there’s no unethical anything about the experiment.

            C: Without that experiment, all the anecdotal evidence has the greater weight because there isn’t a single ‘clinical trial or study’ that’s valid without it.

            D: You’re done getting your posts approved until you develop awareness of your ignorance on this subject.

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  4. Folks, there are plenty of places on the web where you can find people debating prohibition based cannabis information back and forth. This is not that type of site.

    Should you have a problem with the information that’s posted here, look to your experience/education on the subject… with special focus on the sources of information you had available. When you gain an awareness of just exactly how complex this subject really is, your real education will have begun.

    In time, even the children of the most rigidly entrenched prohibitionist… will have their doctors recommending cannabis based medicines to them and their children. It’s stunning how many ‘appropriate’ uses for cannabis there are for humans and animals.

    Open your mind to the possibility that you’ve been told repeated lies about cannabis your entire life. Lies repeated to you by people who also believed the lies. Why not? They were raised with them as well. Your life will become significantly better for it.

    Keep it Clean! :D

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