It is important to note that while the vast majority of people who use cannabis do not develop an addiction to it, some people may experience a dependence on cannabis, particularly if they use it heavily and over a long period of time.
According to some studies, the risk of developing a cannabis use disorder or addiction is generally lower than 10%. Cannabis use disorder is characterised by the inability to stop using cannabis despite experiencing negative consequences as a result of its use; it can range from mild to severe, and it may develop into addiction in some very rare cases. The risk of developing a cannabis use disorder or addiction is much lower than the risk associated with the use of other substances, such as alcohol or opioids. Additionally, the potential negative consequences of cannabis use disorder or addiction can be managed and treated successfully with appropriate medical care.
We’d like you to be aware of the potential for cannabis use disorder or addiction and to use cannabis responsibly as part of your treatment plan. If you have concerns about your cannabis use, it is important to speak with your doctor for guidance and support.