The battle over Ohio marijuana legalization could head to the state Supreme Court. Responsible Ohio, the group backing the effort to legalize the drug, is challenging the ballot language written by the Ohio Ballot Board that voters will see. This can be critical to whether legalization passes or fails since few voters will read an entire constitutional amendment. Don McTigue, ResponsibleOhio attorney, says the summary is "a total distortion," "fatally defective and prejudicial" and misleading, and says certain keywords were thrown in to give the opposition a political advantage.
Although marijuana could soon be legal in Ohio, users should still caution when using this popular substance. Legalizing it does not make it any less dangerous or harmful to your body, and people can still develop a marijuana dependence. If you find that you are experiencing this, don't wait to get help. Dayton area drug and alcohol treatment centers can provide you with rehab and aftercare services.
Marijuana comes from the Cannabis plant and the leaves are dried for consumption, and to raise levels of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which is the primary psychoactive agent. THC gives the mental and physical effects associated with using this drug. Marijuana dependence can develop in some who use it continuously and heavily. Recreational and approved medicinal use (in some U.S. states) has resulted in marijuana dependence, reports show.
Marijuana dependence is characterized by tolerance, especially for heavy users. These people have a higher potential to develop marijuana dependence, when they display cravings when trying to quit, irritability, boredom, anxiety and insomnia.
Marijuana is a Schedule I drug, according to the DEA. Schedule I drugs have "no currently accepted medical use.". Some states, like California, do recognize medical uses of marijuana but the federal government still keeps it on Schedule I. In most states it is illegal to grow, sell or use marijuana.
Street names for cannabis include herb, reefer, pot, thai sticks, stinkweed, ganja and mary jane. A joint is a rolled cannabis cigarette.
Attending a Dayton Area Service Committee Narcotics Anonymous meeting (http://www.dascna.org/) can help you bond with fellow drug users. In addition, inpatient treatment centers Dayton Ohio will get you on the path to sobriety.