Marijuana Can Be Addictive: Who Gets Hooked and Why

Marijuana Can Be Addictive: Who Gets Hooked and Why

For George, a North Carolina resident now in his mid-60s, quitting marijuana was no problem. He began using marijuana in college and kept using it after graduation. “It’s recreational,” he told Healthline in 2016. “Why do people have a drink at the end of the workday? Just because they like it.” But at the age of 50, he experienced some health problems and decided it was time to quit. For George, that wasn’t a challenge. “There was no withdrawal,” he said. “There was certainly no physical addiction. If you stopped eating chocolate, you would want to have chocolate again, but...

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