This film shows how becoming a chronic user is a gradual process that typically takes over one’s life in steps. It’s hard to SEE the problems marijuana is causing–as they are happening.
*First, it may involve just social use with friends
*Gradually, the person begins using to “escape” or deal with problems/stress
*Along the way, the marijuana user begins spending more and more time with other users
*A physical tolerance develops
*The person drops activities that don’t involve getting high
*Eventually doesn’t do anything except smoke.
*"Smoke” becomes the answer to all problems.
3 important scientific facts also come out:
*Today’s pot is many times stronger than in the 60s.
*There is now clear evidence that marijuana can be addictive.
*Pot affects everyone differently.