A 31-year-old member asked:
is it true that marijuana isn't addictive?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Kamel Sadek answered
24 years experience Family Medicine
No: Marijuana use can be addictive and usually depends on years of use and amount used at each time it is smoked. It has similar addictive properties to tobacco use but it is considered less addictive than tobacco users. The smoke from mairjuana contains similar toxic substance to tobacco. Overall, we can say that marijuana is less addictive than cigarettes smoking.
Answered on Apr 24, 2015
Dr. Robert Killian answered
27 years experience General Practice
Addiction by Pot: Nope. Not true. Marijuana may have a less severe addiction potential, but the disease of addiction does not leave out cannabis. Addiction is the over use of a substance to the detriment of one's mental and physical and legal health. Addiction leads to poor perception, damaged human relationships, dishonesty, and selfishness. Marijuana, when abused, is right up there with the other dangers.
Answered on Apr 22, 2013
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