Although marijuana comes from a natural plant, it's still a drug and it's still illegal. It's a mind-altering drug that affects the nerve cells in the brain where memories are formed. In the long run, marijuana use causes respiratory damage, problems with coordination, difficulty with memory, psychiatric effects and poor work performance.
All drugs can have severe consequences on your health and on your life. Even legal drugs such as medication can have a severe impact if not taken the right way. There are many places you can go if you want to stop using drugs.
Eastern Ontario Addiction Services:
1 800 272-1937
Drug and Alcohol Treatment Info line:
1 800 565-8603
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health:
1 888 441-2892
1 800 463-6273
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health