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Why Are College Students, in Particular, Addicted to Weed?


I'm going to be honest: I don't know if it's possible to get addicted to weed. However, in my experience as a college student and someone who's been around the block regarding drugs and alcohol, I've noticed many reasons students use marijuana. Here are some of them:

The culture of weed is becoming more and more culturally accepted.

College students are not the only ones who are using weed. It has become more socially acceptable in recent years, and this trend is only growing. People of all ages and backgrounds use cannabis for various reasons—and it’s not just because they feel like it!

It’s been shown that there are many benefits to using marijuana: improved mood, decreased anxiety levels (which can be helpful when you have exams coming up), increased appetite (which can help with weight loss), etc. But what about its effects on learning? In short: no one knows yet (or at least no one will until we figure out how exactly cannabinoids work in the brain).


It's less stigmatized than other drugs.

When most people think of addiction, they think of heroin or cocaine. These dangerous drugs have been linked to severe health problems, including death. Marijuana, on the other hand, isn't quite so bad: It doesn't cause overdose as opioids do; it's not as addictive as heroin, and it has no harmful side effects on your body like alcohol does (though there are some concerns about how pot could affect your liver).

As you might imagine, this makes weed less stigmatized than other drugs—and, therefore, easier for students who want to use marijuana but don't want others around them knowing about it.

It's easier to get than tobacco or alcohol, so it doesn't feel as dangerous.

College students are often exposed to the idea that marijuana is safer than tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs. This can be confusing because many things could be considered more dangerous than marijuana. One of them is being drunk on a college campus at night when you're not supposed to be there. Another would have been getting into your car after drinking too much beer at last year's frat party (and then driving off). There's no way around it: Cannabis use has gotten far more socially acceptable over time, and many young people believe it won't affect them negatively.

The truth is that weed isn't as addictive or dangerous as cigarettes or alcohol—so why do so many people abuse it? The answer lies in how easy it is for high school kids who want something different from their parent's generation (who smoked cigarettes) to get weed from friends who already know how addictive this drug can be once they start using it frequently enough for their brains receptors become addicted after just two hits every day for an entire month straight without fail.

They use it because they're depressed, anxious, and stressed.

College students are more likely to use weed because they're depressed, anxious, and stressed.

It's not just that the best option for college students is weed — it's also a symptom of their general state of mind. Students who feel overwhelmed by their studies and responsibilities are particularly prone to using marijuana to cope with anxiety or depression (or both). For many, this can mean spending more time smoking than studying; for others, skipping class so they can go out into town and get high instead of sitting at their desk surrounded by textbooks they don't have time for anyway. In either case: bad idea!


Because the weed used today takes more to get high, they keep upping their doses.

The type of weed used today is different than it was in the past, and this change has resulted in higher THC content. For you to get high, you need more weed than ever before. This increase in potency means that users need to consume more and more of it to achieve the same effect as previous generations did when growing their plants outdoors or using homemade methods (like lighting up).

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Some students are self-medicating undiagnosed disorders like ADHD.

Some students are self-medicating undiagnosed disorders like ADHD.

To help your loved one get through college, here are some tips:

  • Talk to them about their relationship with weed. If they're doing it regularly and you want them to stop, ask how you can help them deal with the stress caused by withdrawal symptoms when they stop smoking pot. This can include walking or exercising instead of taking another hit of marijuana, drinking water instead of smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol, or sipping on other non-alcoholic beverages like sodas or juices (instead of beer). You might also consider enrolling in classes that offer support groups and individual counseling sessions with a therapist if needed so that everyone can learn from each other's experiences when coming off drugs together using these tactics together!

They're using more potent marijuana than ever before.

You might see more people smoking weed at colleges for several reasons. One is that they're using more potent marijuana than ever before.

In the past, marijuana was often sold in dried form and smoked through pipes or bongs. But now, many stores sell pre-rolled joints containing as much as 20% THC—a chemical in cannabis that causes euphoria and increased appetite—which means users can get high quickly with less effort. This also means that some strains of cannabis are much more potent than others; a strain called "purple kush" has been shown to contain up to 80% THC, while other strains have less than 10%.

The trend towards more muscular strains isn't just happening on college campuses: it's happening across the country at all levels of education (and even beyond), including elementary school classrooms, wherever kids are learning how cool it feels when your brain gets all fuzzy from being high on weed!


To be social.

Weed is a social drug. That's the main reason why college students use it: to be social.

College students are looking for something to do; this is one of the easiest things you can do with your friends. You won't have to worry about driving or even walking anywhere if you have marijuana in hand! With weed, there are no rules besides being responsible (which isn't always easy). The only thing left is being able to smoke cannabis with your friends and bonding over some laughter while smoking up together on campus grounds.

It helps them concentrate better when studying for exams or doing homework.

  • Studies have shown that it helps with focus.
  • Studies have shown that it can help with memory recall.
  • Studies have shown that it can help with creative thinking.
  • Studies have shown that it can help with problem-solving and time management.

There are many reasons college students use weed, and it might be time for society to adjust its expectations.

There are many reasons college students use weed, and it might be time for society to adjust its expectations.

It's not just that marijuana is becoming more culturally accepted but also that it's easier to get than tobacco or alcohol. For example, in states where cannabis is legal (like California), there is no age limit on purchasing the drug, while adults aged 21+ can buy alcohol if they wish (though this isn't always possible). It seems like this should lead you to expect more people over 18 to be using marijuana than under 21s—but instead, we see high numbers of younger people smoking weed in university dorms across America!


In conclusion, the answer to this question is yes. College students are using weed at an alarming rate, and it's time we start addressing it more seriously. We don't want our children growing up thinking that pot is excellent or something that should be accepted as part of their lives, but rather something they should avoid at all costs because it can ruin their life.

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