Marijuana in Vehicle Gets Dallas Man Arrested

A man who was pulled over for speeding in west Texas was arrested after a state trooper found more than 120 pounds of marijuana in his car. The drugs amounted to more than $700,000 and was allegedly being transported from Arizona to Missouri.

The drug marijuana comes from the hemp or cannabis plant and the mixture of leaves and flowers are prepared for consumption. The parts taken are dried out in preparation for use. The common way users consume marijuana is rolled in paper or put in a pipe. Blunts consist of cigar skins stuffed with cannabis and smoked. It can also be consumed in a tea or cooked/baked into food and eaten.

The main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, causing the intoxicating effects as well as dependence in some, is the chemical delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This chemical is produced by the leaves and leaf buds. Dependence is a condition treatable in Dallas drug rehab facilities. Call today at (214) 453-5663 to learn more about your options.

About Marijuana

This drug is a subject of discussion and controversy about medicinal value and ability for dependence. A few states in the U.S. have legalized its use and others permit it for medical purposes. It is still classified as a Schedule I drug by the DEA, which is the federal government. Schedule I drugs are deemed to have no medical purpose and a high potential for abuse and dependence. Also classified as Schedule l drugs are heroin. LSD and ecstasy.

Common Street Names for Cannabis include: Weed, Herb, Pot, Grass, Bud, Ganja, Locoweed, Mary Jane, Spliff, Thai Sticks, Reefer, 420, Joint, Roach

Marijuana Dependence

Marijuana dependence is a condition people experience when they use cannabis for long periods of time and the brain alterations it causes leads to dependence. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA or, 9% of adults who use this drug will become dependent. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) reported that 4,200,000 marijuana users make up the total of 6,900,000 people who are using illicit drugs in the United States annually.

Withdrawal symptoms characterize by this dependence include mood swings, crankiness, insomnia, cravings for marijuana, and mild physical discomfort. All have been reported when people try to stop using it. Symptoms last an average of about two weeks, at times longer for some.

If you need help overcoming marijuana addiction, there are Drug treatment centers in Dallas TX that can help. Call Dallas Drug Treatment Centers today at (214) 453-5663 for help finding a treatment facility that meets all your recovery needs.

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