Medical Marijuana and Addiction
If you’re using medical marijuana for your disabling and also chronic conditions, you may be concerned about risks, including if it’s potentially addictive. Rest assured, in comparison to other medically prescribed products for the treatment of similar conditions, such as opiods, cannabis has fewer side effects and risks.
While it does not have a significant physical dependence component to it, it can still be psychologically
addictive due to the nature of routine use and positive outcomes of use.
Clinical studies and research of the effects of medical uses of cannabis are ongoing and as with any health condition, keep aware of any changes in behavior or reactions and discuss them with your health care provider.