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An article published by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) titled “Is Marijuana Addictive?” states that research suggests 30% of people who use marijuana will develop marijuana use disorder. Further, those studies also suggest that people who begin using marijuana before the age of 18 are four to seven times more likely to develop a marijuana use disorder than adults.
Marijuana addiction, classified as a cannabis or marijuana use disorder, is increasingly common, though often misunderstood. Consequently, many individuals think of marijuana as a harmless substance due to its legal status in certain areas and its medicinal use. Nevertheless, marijuana can lead to dependency. Thereby, severely impacting an individual’s physical health, mental well-being, and overall quality of life.