Marijuana is the most often used illegal drug in the United States. It comes from the hemp plant (cannabis sativa). THC is the most well-known. There are also man-made chemicals that act like THC, but they are much stronger than THC. They are sometimes called "spice."

Marijuana can be used in several forms. As a dry, shredded green/brown mix of flowers, stems, seeds, and leaves, it is usually smoked as a cigarette (joint), in a pipe (bong) or as a blunt (a cigar casing that has been filled with marijuana). It might also be mixed in food or brewed as a tea.

Marijuana affects short-term memory and the ability to handle difficult tasks. With the use of stronger types of marijuana, even simple tasks can be difficult. Because of the drug's effects on the ability to understand and on reaction time, users are more often involved in car crashes than people who don't use marijuana. They also may have more risky sexual behavior. There is a strong link between drug use, unsafe sex and the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. In addition, marijuana smoke contains some of the same compounds that cause cancer like tobacco, sometimes in higher concentrations.


Withdrawal Symptoms

  • insomnia
  • depression
  • nightmares and vivid dreams
  • irritability/anger
  • night sweats
  • tremors
  • dizziness
  • weight loss/decreased appetite

Detoxification is necessary to cleanse the body from traces of marijuana and prepare your body to learn and adopt new habits. While Lighthouse Detox does not medically manage detox from marijuana, they provide a comfortable environment and safe observation by a clinical team for individuals experiencing withdrawal.  An upfront fee for service is required.


If you are marijuana dependent, get help now.