Is Marijuana Addictive?

The evidence clearly indicates that long-term marijuana use can lead to addiction, but are there negative consequences? Subscribe to Dr. Greger’s free nutrition …


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  • Who cares. Meat and dairy is way more dangerous and addictive than weed. Why is weed illegal, but meat and dairy are not when meat and dairy kill billions of humans, animals, and the environment. Why can parents feed their children the poison meat and dairy, but I'm not allowed to give my sick child weed. Being naked is more natural than eating meat, yet they will lock you up in prison if they catch you in public.

  • I guess I don't understand what is going on. Heroin only has twice the addictive risk as weed? Either pot is way worse than I believed or heroin is not nearly as bad.

  • Thank you for this. I was engaged to a guy who was very addicted to pot. He couldn't wake in the morning without smoking a bowl. Every day. By evening he was completely out of his mind, and he couldn't stop. Eventually I had to end the relationship. Yet most people I talk to don't understand how destructive the addiction can be and think I'm exaggerating. It may not affect most marijuana users, but it definitely can and does happen. Marijuana might not be as bad as cigarettes and alcohol, and it definitely has medical uses, but that doesn't mean it's benign and harmless.

  • Addiction? I smoked for 5 months straight and one day I decided to just stop smoking to see if I feel any different and I came off just as easy as finishing a plate of food so these are pure lies

  • Caffeine makes me feel like a crackhead, unless it’s just a cup of green tea. And causes much more physical dependence and adverse health effects. Marijuana has medicinal qualities and is a much better medium to get pain relief than even ibuprofen. There are strains just for pain relief if someone doesn’t like the high, so should be prescribed instead of killer opiates. Smoking isn’t the healthiest way to consume, but works fast. Eating is better but you have to wait a little. The creams made from Cbd and thc are very effective topically, and I will always recommend someone explores natural ways to combat pain for my massage clients, since it’s legal for medicinal purposes here and opiates kill even if taking the prescribed dose.

  • The wailing and gnashing of teeth in the comments here reminds me of the response all the coconut oil fans had to the coconut oil series. And a desperate, "Noooooooooooooooooo!!! Waaaaahhhh!!!" was heard across the globe. To which I say, "Chill, Win-ston." TFP!

  • If people really understood that there is no free lunch — that all drugs only enable you to use your body's resources at a faster rate for a period of time, and that you will be depleted and feel worse than before taking it when the drug's effects wear off, maybe there would be a lot less usage.

  • I smoked cannabis in high school, but not at all during my working years. After retirement I moved to a state that has legal cannabis. For a couple months I smoked every day, but cut back to once a week. I do enjoy it, but there is no temptation to smoke more than that.

  • Wrong! There zero evidence that there is any physiological addiction. The 9% is probably an inflated number too but if let’s say 6% get “addicted”. It all a mental thing. How about saying this instead of being negative. 96% of all people who have ever used marijuana never get addicted and there is no evidence that marijuana is physiologically addictive. 100% of caffeine and nicotine uses do get addicted though just to put things in perspective. And alcohol misuse cost the United States 250 billion dollars a year and 100,000 deaths. But marijuana is addictive. Lmfao. Give me a break.

  • The comments are incredible. So much confirmation bias and cognitive dissonance, though from the number of thumbs down it may just be a vocal minority. People love their bad habits to the point of sacrificing reason. I've seen how marijuana hurts and limits people in subtle ways and regardless they keep buying it, keep smoking it, keep scraping their pipes for resin to get that high.

  • cigarettes were deemed good to use back in the day…and now our dumb brain never learn from history so we just agree to go for marijuana 🙂 Humans are so dumb…

  • It's addictive yes, but how much of a little bitch are you is the real question lmao. Can you smoke everyday and stop for a week without going crazy? How sad is your life? Ask yourself these things before you decide to smoke everyday, kids. It definitely won't harm you, that is for sure. Unless you have no self control.

  • It had NO withdrawals or addiction effect on me I smoked multiple times daily for about 3 moths straight and now haven’t smoked in 6 or 7 moths not a puff shur I think I could use a joint rn but I don’t need one and it was easy I have had opportunities to smoke many times but can easily say no thanks it is only as addictive as you make it like coffee if you asked a thousand people to give up morning coffee they would mostly say it was hard but they could do it? Just my thought lol

  • Eat the plant, juice the plant, love plants. The burners will do their thing but don't let the value of the plant be decided by their behavior. Hemp seeds are just part of the make up of the plant. Still see more benefit than harm. Even using false equivalents, the Weed Wins.

  • When does the BS stop? Stop ruining peoples lives with these lies! Marijuana can help so many people. And it sickens me how the world have been manipulated by corporate media to hate this plant.

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