Why 4/20 Shouldn’t Be National Marijuana Day
April 20th has become known as national marijuana day. Every year on this day, groups get together to smoke marijuana. Many see this as an innocent holiday, comparable to St. Patrick’s Day. However marijuana is a dangerous and addictive substance that should not be celebrated.
As legalization of marijuana continues to happen across the country, more and more people are turning to the drug to have a good time and relax. Besides alcohol, it is the most abused substance throughout the United States. In fact, over 94 million Americans have used the drug at least once. After trying it, millions of people become addicted or like it so much they move on to something harder like heroin or cocaine.
Furthermore, marijuana causes more than 242,000 emergency room visits every year. It is very possible to have an adverse reaction to the drug that can have severe health effects. Even more dangerous, the drug is not always pure and what it gets mixed with is not safe at all. There are news stories every day about people overdosing from synthetic marijuana because they aren’t aware of its contents.
Instead of having a day in celebration of marijuana, the public should use this day to analyze their drug use and determine if changes need to be made. If you or someone you know needs help with addiction, Seabrook can help. Call us at 800.761.7575 for more information.