Users, especially younger people can find that a lot or all of their money is spent on cannabis for themselves or as part of a group. If you're finding that this is an issue for you then maybe its time to think about reducing or cutting cannabis out.
Some cannabis users often use together with their friends. However sometimes these friends are not always your true friends. Criminals use drugs including cannabis to exploit vulnerable young people, once they develop debts or find themselves involved in street gangs, to carry out other favours that generally are illegal. Friends are people who care and look out for you. Being asked to mind drugs, use your home or other buildings to store or grow cannabis etc, which leave you with all the risks of being caught is not what a real friend would ask.
3. Getting into trouble
Cannabis is a Class B drug and is illegal to possess or hold on to for others. Using cannabis in school, work, or college etc can have very serious consequences both at the time and in the future when looking for employment or travelling abroad.
4. Life Chances
The fact that cannabis is an illegal drug means that a criminal record can limit your life opportunities in the future. Many jobs require a criminal records check. Drug convictions can limit your education chances. Users can find that a heavy period of cannabis use in their teens continues well into adult life and past ambitions and aspirations have passed them by due to a lack of motivation and willingness to realise their potential. Don’t let cannabis rob you of the time you have...
Just because many people regard cannabis as a safer drug compared to other drugs such as cocaine, alcohol and ecstasy does not mean it is safe. Many users report physical and mental problems due to their use of cannabis. Addiction, psychosis and mental illness are all associated with cannabis use. Some studies suggest young people are 5 times more at risk of mental health problems than adults.