Cannabis use disorder, also known as marijuana addiction, is a problematic pattern of cannabis use leading to significant impairment or distress, as demonstrated by at least two of the following signs or symptoms occurring within a 12-month period:
Cannabis use disorder is rated as mild with the presence of 2-3 symptoms, moderate with 4-5 symptoms, and severe with 6 or more symptoms.
The risk of developing cannabis dependence is around 1 in 10 for anyone who uses cannabis. The earlier the age of first use, the more often cannabis has been used, and the longer it has been used, the higher the risk of dependence.
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