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Although the state of California passed legislation to legalize recreational marijuana use in 2016, the law—which took effect at the beginning of 2018—allowed individual cities within the state to decide how they wanted to locally manage marijuana use. Many cities in Los Angeles County, including Gardena, decided they would not allow recreational marijuana use due to the drug’s dangers.1

Gardena, California, decided not to legalize recreational use of marijuana, but abuse of local laws still occurs—not just from individuals, but also from drug cartels. In Los Angeles County in 2017, a law enforcement raid uncovered nearly 20,000 marijuana plants in a warehouse, leading to the arrest of 8 people associated with a drug cartel. California may be more tolerant to recreational and medical use of marijuana, but major abuses of the drug’s popularity still occur.2

The main intoxicating chemical in marijuana—tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC—is a psychedelic with some sedative properties. Many people who abuse marijuana do so because they want a sense of calm and relaxation, but this does not occur for everyone. In fact, marijuana abuse can increase anxiety and depression or make other psychiatric conditions worse.

Like alcohol and nicotine, marijuana does have the potential to lead to physiological dependence and addiction, regardless of the laws surrounding it. If you abuse marijuana and are experiencing problems in your daily life because of it, you can get help today. Call our helpline to speak with a recovery support specialist about your treatment options—for marijuana and all substances.

[1]. Daily Breeze. (2017). These 3 South Bay Cities Just Banned Commercial Cannabis — For Now..
[2]. CBS Los Angeles. (2017). Police: Pot Raid Highlights a Growing Problem..

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Addiction Therapy after Inpatient Substance Abuse Rehab

If abuse of narcotics is affecting your ability to function, Gardena, CA has a large number of great drug abuse centers to help you or a loved one. Whether addicted to Panacet, opiates, painkillers or alcohol, we can help you connect with rehabilitation to get the highest-quality help available. You can even find private or executive treatment in Gardena to make rehab as easy as possible.

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The people who need substance abuse recovery the most are often the last ones to see it. Substance abuse interventions gather friends and family to impress upon the user the need for rehab.

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Prior to recovery commencing, the body must be flushed of harmful chemicals. This is known as detox. Most drugs will leave the addict with unpleasant side effects or withdrawal symptoms once the body has become accustomed to it. Medication-assisted detox can diminish the side effects for anyone seeking to stop using.