Can marijuana be addictive, and what are the signs of addiction?

Yes, marijuana can be addictive. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, around 9% of people who use marijuana will become addicted to it. The risk of addiction increases for those who begin using marijuana at a younger age, use it frequently or heavily, or have a genetic predisposition to addiction.


The signs of marijuana addiction can vary depending on the individual, but some common signs include:

1. Cravings or urges to use marijuana
2. Using marijuana despite negative consequences, such as relationship problems, job loss, or legal issues
3. Spending a lot of time obtaining, using, or recovering from marijuana use
4. Difficulty controlling or limiting marijuana use
5. Continuing to use marijuana even when it causes problems with physical or mental health
6. Giving up important activities or responsibilities in favor of marijuana use
7. Developing a tolerance, meaning that more of the drug is needed to achieve the desired effects
8. Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when trying to quit, such as irritability, insomnia, appetite changes, and mood swings.


If you or someone you know is experiencing any of these signs, it may be a sign of marijuana addiction and seeking professional help is recommended.


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