Marijuana Addiction

WSJ Team September 17, 2010 0

A study led by researchers at National Development and Research Institutes was conducted on 92 users of blunts and cannabis to gain insight on the potential dependence of marijuana.  The users studied ranged from age 14 to 62 and were racially diverse.  They were given a survey regarding their thoughts on the addictiveness of smoking marijuana using a blunt, which includes the use of tobacco leaves.  The study proposes that there is blunt-smoking etiquette which typically limits the amount smoked by a single user.  This etiquette includes limiting the number of hits one takes before passing, contributing to the cost of the event, and respecting appropriate times for smoking.  Researchers concluded that these acts discourage compulsive or excessive consumption; however the use of tobacco may have a countervailing effect.

For further reading on this study please visit:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/52838.php

A study led by three doctors at the University of San Francisco and various other areas was conducted to test the addictiveness of 6 drugs, namely nicotine, alcohol, heroin, cocaine, caffeine, and marijuana.  Researchers made sure to put aside social as well as economic pressures such as drug availability or acceptability to evaluate the addictive potential.  They concluded that nicotine was the most addictive drug, and ironically can be purchased without a prescription by anyone over 18 years of age.  Under the study of all three doctors, they all concluded that marijuana is the least addictive of the 6 named drugs.

For many marijuana users, going to marijuana rehab is something they don’t really need to do today or in the future.

For further reading on this study please visit:

http://www.drugsense.org/mcwilliams/www.marijuanamagazine.com/toc/addictiv.htm

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