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i can't find a concrete answer anywhere; is marijuana addictive or not? and what if the smoker has an addictive/obsessive personality?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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You haven't looked: Marijuana dependency (addiction) is a diagnostic term used by both the DSM in the US, and the World Health Organization guidelines elsewhere. You are on medications that indicate either a bipolar diagnosis or some form of thought disorder (schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder etc.). Marijuana is particularly bad for you, and at your age affects your ability to learn, remember and intelligence.
Answered on Jul 12, 2017
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