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      Welcome to the Cannabis Dependence Topic.

      Recent data suggest that 30 percent of those who use marijuana may have some degree of marijuana use disorder. People who begin using Cannabis before the age of 18 are four to seven times more likely to develop a Cannabis use disorder than those who began using Cannabis as an adult. Cannabis use disorders are often associated with dependence, in which a person feels withdrawal symptoms when not taking the drug. Dependence occurs when the brain adapts to large amounts of the drug by reducing production of and sensitivity to its own endocannabinoid neurotransmitters.

       

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