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Marijuana has had a long and conflicted history in the United States: it has been celebrated by some and denounced by others, and it has played a surprising role in a range of social conflicts. Recent legalization debates continue to increase attention to its use.
Civil rights have helped people to change, but no amount of legislation can change the heart of human society.
Many young people therefore, create their own, sometimes injurious, markers of leaving childhood and entering adulthood. It is helpful, then, to get a sense of the meaning of childhood.
Addiction is the uncontrollable craving for a pleasurable activity or a habitual relieving sensation. The sustained use of a drug or unhealthy relief mechanism develops a physiological or emotional dependence.