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Old 06-30-2018, 09:12 PM   #1
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Marijuana Addiction is Real, and Rising

That click bait headline in the Denver Post doesn't match the story.

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Although estimates of the number of people who use marijuana vary, the federal government and the marijuana industry tend to agree that total marijuana use has remained relatively constant over the past decade. Increased use in the past three years has been slight, despite increased commercial availability in states that have legalized it.

The percentage of people who become addicted to marijuana — estimated at about 9 percent of all users, and about 17 percent of those who start in adolescence — also has been stable. Some studies report that even higher proportions of marijuana users develop a dependence, which means they experience withdrawal symptoms when they stop using the drug.

Yet here in Northern California, some addiction treatment practitioners say they’re seeing a surge in demand for help, particularly among adolescents.
Marijuana’s estimated rate of addiction is lower than that of cocaine and alcohol (15 percent) and heroin (24 percent). Unlike with opioids and stimulants, marijuana dependence tends to develop slowly: Months or years may pass before symptoms begin to affect a dependent user’s life.
One minor point, even with the THC content of 20% to over 30%, nobody dies.

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Old 06-30-2018, 09:43 PM   #2
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OTOH, I wouldn't call being addicted to anything really living.
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Old 06-30-2018, 10:04 PM   #3
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What about sex?
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Old 06-30-2018, 10:07 PM   #4
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What a way to go.
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Old 06-30-2018, 10:11 PM   #5
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Awesome discussion on the nature of addiction (to anything):

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Old 06-30-2018, 10:45 PM   #6
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Hmm interesting, lots of truth there.
When you've had your heart ripped out, dribbled down the court, and slam dunked, and there is nobody around to turn to, you can count on the dope/booze to always be there.
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Old 07-01-2018, 02:18 PM   #7
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Marijuana Addiction is Real
Pfft. I been smoking dope for almost 40 yrs, and I ain't addicted.[/RichardPryor]
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Old 07-02-2018, 07:02 AM   #8
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If you take it up as an old-timer it reduces inflammation in the brain and preserves memory.
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Old 07-02-2018, 07:42 AM   #9
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It's a very effective substitute for opiate addictions.
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Old 07-02-2018, 10:56 AM   #10
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The last time I was in the drugstore I noticed a sign saying the tinctures, oils and vapor boxes are empty, take the empty box to the cashier and they will fill the box.
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Old 07-02-2018, 02:14 PM   #11
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Just like allergy pills.
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