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Lower risk guidelines / Cannabis Addiction

CANNABIS ADDICTION

Cannabis can be addictive!

Cannabis can be addictive- in fact, 1/10 adults who have ever tried cannabis can become addicted. (1)

Signs of addiction: 

Addiction is considered when individuals need cannabis in order to function normally, and have symptoms of withdrawal when they stop using it. (2)

Signs of addiction include: failure to meet obligations and work/school, avoiding certain activities because of cannabis use, and the need to use increasing amounts of cannabis to get the same effect. (1)

Page References:

1. Government of Canada. (2019). About problematic substance use. Retrieved from https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/substance-use/about-problematic-substance-use.html#a.

2. Government of Canada. (2019). Addiction to cannabis. Retrieved from https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-medication/cannabis/health-effects/addiction.html.

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