420 with CNW – Study Finds That Marijuana Use Disorder is Declining
According to a new study, the number of people diagnosed with cannabis use disorder (CUD) is not increasing. The results contradict the expectation of public health experts who thought that due to the legalization of marijuana, more people would consume more and more weed. The incidence of CUD is decreasing, and this could be attributed to the growing number of states that have made marijuana legal. According to the report, between the years 2002 and 2016, the frequency of CUD decreased significantly across people of all ages. The decrease in cannabis dependence was noticed in adolescents, and young adults and stability in the use of marijuana were noted amongst adults aged 26 years and above who reported daily or almost daily consumption. Recent studies on the use and misuse of marijuana had mixed results on the frequency of CUD in the last 20 years. This is because people who tend to use marijuana daily or almost daily are at the most risk for CUD. The researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health decided to study this group of consumers to get a better understanding of their general health. Last month, the journal on Drug and Alcohol Dependence published…
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