Marijuana addiction: those struggling often face skepticism

Courtney, a mother from Missouri, started using marijuana at 17 and became addicted, struggling to quit for many years. Despite the perception that marijuana is natural and therapeutic, some users find it difficult to quit and face negative consequences. Experts acknowledge that marijuana can be addictive and that the potency of the drug has increased over time. The rise in marijuana use among teens and the lack of affordable treatment options for those with addiction issues are concerning. While there is no medication currently available for treating marijuana addiction, research is being conducted to develop one. Treatment for cannabis use disorder typically involves behavioral therapy.

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