Analysis Of Cannabis As A Substitute For Alcohol And Other Drugs
In the beginning of this article, marijuana is one of the oldest and common drug (UNDCP qtd. in Lucas 435) with least effects on physical and mental health in …show more content…
Lucas also added that some reasons behind replacement can be increase in cost or reduce in availability of the substance and Lucas also provided some examples to prove this effect like Americans replaces dangerous drugs with the hemp when government makes it lawful to use marijuana for recreational purposes in 1970 (Model qtd. in Lucas 436) and Australians also swaps pot with heroin as there was unavailability of heroin in 2001 (Aharonovich et al. qtd. in Lucas 436).
Talking about the hemp and problematic substance, Lucas suggest that several researches carried out on animals and human has shown that cannabis causes addiction (437). On the other hand, 2 studies has proved that weed has important biological effects on body to give up crack and cocaine as well as based on some researches it has been proved that it also protects liver from heavy alcohol use and at last, studies suggest that it “does not interfere with the formal substance abuse treatment” (Lucas