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Old June 24th, 2018, 07:21 PM   #1
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Marijuana addiction is real, and rising

And people think it is benign.

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Many people are unaware of marijuana addiction. But in the public health and medical communities, it is a well-defined disorder that includes physical withdrawal symptoms, cravings and psychological dependence. Many say it is on the rise, perhaps because of the increasing potency of genetically engineered plants and the use of concentrated products, or because more users are partaking multiple times a day.

"There should be no controversy about the existence of marijuana addiction," said David Smith, a physician who has been treating addiction since he opened a free clinic in San Francisco's drug-drenched Haight-Ashbury neighborhood in the 1960s. "We see it every day. The controversy should be why it appears to be affecting more people."

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.

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So is alcohol, tobacco and painkillers. I donít need the government to moderate for me.
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Old June 24th, 2018, 07:26 PM   #3
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So far, no scientific studies have shown that stronger pot increases the likelihood of addiction, and large swaths of the general public continue to question the existence of marijuana addiction. But for Quintin Pohl, addiction was real.
So some loser needs an excuse to not work so mommy and daddy will keep supporting him. Big wow.
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So is alcohol, tobacco and painkillers. I donít need the government to moderate for me.


What has that to do with the OP?

And government does "moderate" alcohol, and tobacco. Thanks for adding nothing to the thread.

Fact is, marijuana is not the benign substance its vocal boosters make it out to be.
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What has that to do with the OP?

And government does "moderate" alcohol, and tobacco. Thanks for adding nothing to the thread.

Fact is, marijuana is not the benign substance its vocal boosters make it out to be.
That piss-poor excuse for a news article has probably done more harm to your cause than even the Republican President. And that's a lot.
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So some loser needs an excuse to not work so mommy and daddy will keep supporting him. Big wow.

That was not the point of the OP. Can you actually read things and comprehend? The point is marijuana does have an addictive ability in a substantial percentage versus whet its pusher as a benign substance claim.

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"There should be no controversy about the existence of marijuana addiction," said David Smith, a physician who has been treating addiction since he opened a free clinic in San Francisco's drug-drenched Haight-Ashbury neighborhood in the 1960s. "We see it every day. The controversy should be why it appears to be affecting more people."

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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.
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What has that to do with the OP?

And government does "moderate" alcohol, and tobacco. Thanks for adding nothing to the thread.

Fact is, marijuana is not the benign substance its vocal boosters make it out to be.
People can smoke and drink all they wish. I do not need a wingnutís permission to smoke a joint. You people are against big government until you are for it.
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Old June 24th, 2018, 07:34 PM   #8
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That piss-poor excuse for a news article has probably done more harm to your cause than even the Republican President. And that's a lot.

WTF????

What does Trump have to do with this thread? Are you sure you have the right thread?


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According to Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, an estimated 2.7 million Americans meet the diagnostic criteria for marijuana dependence, second only to alcohol dependence.
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People can smoke and drink all they wish. I do not need a wingnut’s permission to smoke a joint. You people are against big government until you are for it.

LOL You are the parrot mentioning "permission" and "government". The OP is simply about the addictive quality of marijuana on a percentage of people, showing it is not a benign substance as many try to make it out to be. I guess you are incapable of dealing with the actual thread topic and veered off into some delusion about something not in the OP.

WTF is a "wingnut"?
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Old June 24th, 2018, 07:48 PM   #10
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That was not the point of the OP. Can you actually read things and comprehend? The point is marijuana does have an addictive ability in a substantial percentage versus whet its pusher as a benign substance claim.
Anecdotal evidence at best. I know of several actual clinical studies that prove you are full of your presidents greatest characteristic.
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