Unfortunately, marijuana producers have a strong incentive to hook young users. While about 9 percent of adults who use cannabis become addicted, the rate is 17 percent for people who start smoking in their teens, according to NIDA figures. And as the tobacco and alcohol industries have demonstrated, she says, such companies make the majority of their profits on a relatively small proportion of chronic users. "The minute there's a profit motive, companies tend to make a product more addictive," says Lisdahl. "I think legalization is moving ahead prematurely without considering the lessons we've learned from nicotine and alcohol prevention policy research."
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Possibly one of the foremost reasons for the concern with mushrooms, is the likely chance for misidentification. Ingesting the wrong kind of mushroom will not only not give the perceived result, but may very well poison its user. Only mushrooms that contain psilocybin will produce the visions and hallucinations that individuals who partake in “magic” mushrooms are looking for. Psilocybin has the ability to yield muscle relaxation and produce hallucinations and visions, which is often the desire of those ingesting these mushrooms. However, caution is flagged because these same mushrooms can also cause severe nausea, extreme pupil dilation, and breathing problems. It is also dangerous because its effects or “trip” cannot be controlled or redirected if it takes a bad turn.