Fast Facts about Marijuana
According to the United Nations, around 158.8 million people in the world have used marijuana and that is 3.9% of the world’s population. The reason why it is considered illegal to be used in some countries is because of its adverse effects on the person’s mental health. It was recorded that most people who engage in substance abuseareinclined to do criminal activities. Based on US Drug Enforcement Administration, 40% of adult males who have committed a crime tested positive at the time of their arrest. This only means that marijuana affects the brain specifically the parts responsible for attention, coordination, decision making, emotions, learning,memory, and reaction time. The use of marijuana also increases the likelihood of someone getting addicted to other powerful drugs such as heroin, cocaine, and morphine since the body craves more brain stimulation. It was stated that 1 out of 10 marijuana users tends to be an addict. For those who started at a young age below the age of consent (18 years old), the likelihood to get addicted increases to 1 in 6 which is a 16.67% chance. For this reason, passing a drug test is so crucial for users, especially if they are suspected by the police or have a medical or police requirement that needs to comply. To pass the test, marijuana users have two options to get rid of the substance from their system: the natural or the chemical way.
In testing a suspected marijuana user, a psychoactive compoundcalled tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is analyzed in laboratories through a person’s bodily fluids. The level of THC present in the fluid sample is dependent on the frequency of marijuana use. If you have a drug test coming up and you are on a tight budget, below is a list of home remedies that you can use.
- Lemon juice with mint
- Cranberry juice
- Apple cider vinegar
Believe it or not, these natural juices, which are natural diuretics with loads of antioxidants, work like a miracle to you if and only if you are a moderate marijuana user. Otherwise, the best THC detox methods for heavy weed users are chemical-based detoxifiers.