[quote_box_center]According to the National Resource Center on ADHD, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is a psychological condition that has a profound effect on individuals of all ages and is characterized by struggles with attention, hyperactivity, and abrupt impulsivity due to low dopamine levels. [/quote_box_center]

[quote_right]The NRC reported that the cost to American society, including education, treatment, employment loss and other economic costs in 2005 was estimated between $36 to $52 billion[/quote_right]

Sadly, people afflicted by this psychological parasite are faced with higher rates of employment turnover, increased rates of trips to the emergency room, and heightened rates of car accidents.  How does this affect society and what is the cost?  The product of this dismal situation is a massive population of individuals struggling to cope and remedy their complicated symptoms with a bevy of misguided approaches and an abundant financial toll on society.  The NRC reported that the cost to American society, including education, treatment, employment loss and other economic costs in 2005 was estimated between $36 to $52 billion.

Since the late 1950’s, medical professionals have been actively prescribing psychostimulants to ADHD patients such as Ritalin, Concerta, and Adderall for addressing their symptoms and to chemically induce increases in their dopamine production.  Frighteningly, these legally prescribed medications share the same destructive chemical properties as violent narcotics such as cocaine and methamphetamine.  Only to make things worse, modern medical practices encourage the use of unstable stimulants as the primary treatment for ADHD in contemporary society today.

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Despite the “positive” effects of synthetically increased dopamine and popular ADHD medications to enhance focus and produce feelings of self control, the perks of these legal remedies are often outweighed by the massive burden of onset side effects.  According to WebMd, common medications for treating ADHD often result in loss of appetite, nausea, headaches, dry mouth, dizziness, irritability/moodiness, trouble sleeping, and tics.

[quote_right]Common medications for treating ADHD often result in loss of appetite, nausea, headaches, dry mouth, dizziness, irritability/moodiness, trouble sleeping, and tics[/quote_right]

What does this mean?  Many honest and hardworking people are seeking professional advice to sort out these complex issues and doctors are doling out drugs that lead to even worse problems and upheaval within their lives.  One of my close friends couldn’t focus at school or work, her mind was racing, and her family physician instantly prescribed Concerta without the blink of an eye.

Ultimately, her ADHD symptoms slightly improved, yet my friend was left burdened with enormous side effects that weigh her down and negatively affect her life more than the initial ADHD issues she was attempting to address in the first place.  In another sad instance, my closest childhood friend was raised on ADHD medication from an early age, his doctor gradually increased his dosage as his tolerance to the stimulants lowered over the years, entering high school he developed a deadly chemical dependence, and he ultimately transitioned to a full blown narcotics addict as he chased to fulfill the abusive chemical satisfaction that he was foolishly introduced to at the age of four.

[quote_right]Medical marijuana is much more safe and less addictive than conventional stimulant medications[/quote_right]

Recently, a multitude of doctors and medical professionals have come out in support for the use of cannabis as an effective organic treatment for ADHD, asserting that medical marijuana is much more safe and less addictive than conventional stimulant medications.  Although cannabis is classified as a non-conventional treatment for this disorder, many have found that “the devil’s lettuce” or “god’s cabbage” – ganja – can have a powerful effect in actively managing ADHD symptoms.

According to California pediatrician Dr. Claudia Jensen, “They don’t have to get stoned – it’s dose related.  But they do get the benefit of being able to focus, pay attention, not be impulsive, not be angry, be peaceful and relaxed and pay attention in school, which helps them get better grades.”  Surprisingly, while cannabis usage is vilified with loss of focus and increased impulsivity in recreational users, individuals with ADHD experience a very opposite soothing and focused effect.  If administered safely and dosed appropriately, medical marijuana can deliver the essential mental deceleration required for patients to concentrate effectively, leveling out mood swings, and transforming arduous “mouth-full” activities into manageable “bite-size” pieces.

[quote_right]Consider the healthy benefits of vaporizing medicinal cannabis as a safe, healthy and viable organic alternative to dangerous synthetic “solutions”[/quote_right]

How should an individual with ADHD measure and administer their cannabis dosage if they decide to go the “green” organic route?  It is crucial that patients who seek medicinal relief through marijuana find an efficient, healthy, and effective methodology for delivering their medications that doesn’t cause physical harm or lead to increased symptoms and side effects.  In that sense, edibles are incredibly difficult to dose and control, combustive smoking methods take a massive toll on the physical body because they are riddled with carcinogens, conductive dabs (using any type of nail surface to extract vapor) cause charred flavor with added toxic chemicals, and vaporizers are an incredibly advantageous delivery system because they are smoke-free and their effective medicinal onset is relatively instantaneous.

With a gross saturation of vaporizer products to choose from, finding the vaporizer that is the perfect fit for medicinal purposes is shockingly quite simple.  The VapeXhale EVO is revered as the one vaporizer on the market that towers heads above the rest for a few basic reasons: it’s user friendly capabilities & ergonomic design make it extremely simple to measure and fill hyper-accurate dosages, it is the most efficient & potently effective delivery system for dried herbs and concentrate dabs in the world, and it produces dense, tasty, and carcinogenic smoke-free vapor at the drop of a hat.  If you or a loved one seek relief from ADHD symptoms, don’t jump to fill the prescription of “legal meth” that your doctor is likely to prescribe, consider the healthy benefits of vaporizing medicinal cannabis as a safe, healthy and viable organic alternative to dangerous synthetic “solutions”.

  • Juan Markos

    WOW thc totally helps me focus too!! I was able to replace my adderall prescription with marijuana years ago and it has been so effective that I’ve never looked back. Today I am free of the jittery side effects and I am in love with this magical plant that helps to effectively manage my ADHD symptoms better than the pills the doctor gave me. Also just switched over to vaping towards the end of 2014 and the vapexhale evo works 10 times better than taking bong rips or nail dabs (I get twice as medicated using half as much herbz and the delicious flavor is unbeatably insane)!!!