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addicted to weed?

 

Addiction to weed is still possible though. I've seen it happen before.

 

Caffeine, alcohol and nicotine/tobacco are all more addictive than marijuana[1]...

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addicted to weed?

 

Addiction to weed is still possible though. I've seen it happen before.

To be fair, "addiction" is possible with everything and just as bad with other things. I'd look at the people who are addicted to video games just the same.

All I'm saying is that it's unreasonable to pretend weed isn't addictive.

addicted to weed?

 

Addiction to weed is still possible though. I've seen it happen before.

 

Caffeine, alcohol and nicotine/tobacco are all more addictive than marijuana[1]...

See above. Heroin is probably more addictive than caffeine, that doesn't make caffeine less addictive.

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addicted to weed?

 

Addiction to weed is still possible though. I've seen it happen before.

To be fair, "addiction" is possible with everything and just as bad with other things. I'd look at the people who are addicted to video games just the same.

im addict to water ;-;

I tried quitting water and the withdrawal symptoms were so bad I almost died

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addicted to weed?

 

Addiction to weed is still possible though. I've seen it happen before.

any addiction to marijuana is purely psychological

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addicted to weed?

Addiction to weed is still possible though. I've seen it happen before.

any addiction to marijuana is purely psychological

And that's entirely fiddlesticks, to be blunt. Any drug that affects brain transmitters can be physically addictive. Caffeine and nicotine included. It's sad how many misconception, both positive and negative, that surround marijuana use. I feel a healthy dose of honesty would help a lot of of the situation we've created for ourselves.

I believe the correct term is that marijuana can create a psychological dependence in users, based on how they form habits, but it can't become a truly addictive substance in the medical sense of the term.

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addicted to weed?

Addiction to weed is still possible though. I've seen it happen before.

any addiction to marijuana is purely psychological

And that's entirely fiddlesticks, to be blunt. Any drug that affects brain transmitters can be physically addictive. Caffeine and nicotine included. It's sad how many misconception, both positive and negative, that surround marijuana use. I feel a healthy dose of honesty would help a lot of of the situation we've created for ourselves.

I believe the correct term is that marijuana can create a psychological dependence in users, based on how they form habits, but it can't become a truly addictive substance in the medical sense of the term.

Whether it is purely psychological or not is awfully important, because either way it's an addiction and either way it's a problem.

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“Addiction” as a psychology term has a very specific definition and under that specific definition, marijuana dependency is nowhere in the vicinity.

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This was supposed to be just a simple topic were we berate the drug enforcement agents for incompetence. Instead I return to see an argument? Why? WHY? >.<

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“Addiction” as a psychology term has a very specific definition and under that specific definition, marijuana dependency is nowhere in the vicinity.

I understand that if we get all sciency up in this nice doggy!, then yes - they're different. I was not referring to a precise definition, because I'm no psychologist (not anywhere near it :P). I think we can probably agree that addiction, whether or not it follows the exact psychological addiction, is not a positive thing :cute:

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What does it matter if said illegal drug is addictive or not? Shouldn't the trial be based on the breach of human rights and irresponsibility of the DEA?

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You can be addicted to marijuana. Physically and emotionally. If you smoke a lot for a while, you will go through physical withdrawal symptoms. It is addictive in every sense of the word.

 

I hate seeing people fall into the "Oh it's just habit forming" trap. It bothers me to see people continuing the misconception.

I smoked weed several times a day, every day, for well over a year. I went through two ounces a month. I stopped overnight on a whim and felt no backlash, aside from difficulty sleeping (having become somewhat dependent on the depressive effects). I got no cravings, no nausea, no anything you'd expect from withdrawal. It was a habit I fell into due to having nothing better to do. /personal anecdote

 

Addiction is possible with anything that causes a positive response in the brain, as your brain becomes accustomed to that positive response. Porn addiction, food addiction, video game addiction, I personally classify addiction to marijuana similar to these, but they are nothing compared to the physical dependence that arises from chemical addiction to things like heroin. With weed, people become addicted to the high, not the substance. That's where the difference lies.

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Addiction rates may be low, but if people are told it's not addicting that'll make them feel safer smoking larger amounts, which could easily lead to problems.
Kind of like people, presented with food with "50% less fat", will proceed to triple their intake because these foods are "healthy"? :P

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You can be addicted to marijuana. Physically and emotionally. If you smoke a lot for a while, you will go through physical withdrawal symptoms. It is addictive in every sense of the word.

 

I hate seeing people fall into the "Oh it's just habit forming" trap. It bothers me to see people continuing the misconception.

I smoked weed several times a day, every day, for well over a year. I went through two ounces a month. I stopped overnight on a whim and felt no backlash, aside from difficulty sleeping (having become somewhat dependent on the depressive effects). I got no cravings, no nausea, no anything you'd expect from withdrawal. It was a habit I fell into due to having nothing better to do. /personal anecdote

 

Addiction is possible with anything that causes a positive response in the brain, as your brain becomes accustomed to that positive response. Porn addiction, food addiction, video game addiction, I personally classify addiction to marijuana similar to these, but they are nothing compared to the physical dependence that arises from chemical addiction to things like heroin. With weed, people become addicted to the high, not the substance. That's where the difference lies.

You're using your single anecdotal experience to dismiss a large body of research on the chemical addiction to marijuana. Here's a nice overview. Just because you didn't smoke enough to experience withdrawals doesn't make it ok to perpetuate the myth that marijuana is only habit forming. It's this kind of lack of true education on drugs that really disappoints me. I think a lot of people would be a lot better off if they were just told the truth. Addiction rates may be low, but if people are told it's not addicting that'll make them feel safer smoking larger amounts, which could easily lead to problems.

I marked my experience as a personal anecdote for a reason, I realise it doesn't dismiss research. I do think the definition of addictive that you (and many others) use is far too broad. If someone, anyone, can abuse a substance to that degree without backlash then the problem is clearly not with the substance, but the individuals who allow it to control them.

 

I also gave video games as an example for a reason. They are just as "addictive". If the only withdrawal symptoms are irritability and restlessness, you are probably not chemically addicted, you are weak-willed. You get the same when you take away a kid's favourite toy.

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You can be addicted to marijuana. Physically and emotionally. If you smoke a lot for a while, you will go through physical withdrawal symptoms. It is addictive in every sense of the word.

 

I hate seeing people fall into the "Oh it's just habit forming" trap. It bothers me to see people continuing the misconception.

I smoked weed several times a day, every day, for well over a year. I went through two ounces a month. I stopped overnight on a whim and felt no backlash, aside from difficulty sleeping (having become somewhat dependent on the depressive effects). I got no cravings, no nausea, no anything you'd expect from withdrawal. It was a habit I fell into due to having nothing better to do. /personal anecdote

 

Addiction is possible with anything that causes a positive response in the brain, as your brain becomes accustomed to that positive response. Porn addiction, food addiction, video game addiction, I personally classify addiction to marijuana similar to these, but they are nothing compared to the physical dependence that arises from chemical addiction to things like heroin. With weed, people become addicted to the high, not the substance. That's where the difference lies.

You're using your single anecdotal experience to dismiss a large body of research on the chemical addiction to marijuana. Here's a nice overview. Just because you didn't smoke enough to experience withdrawals doesn't make it ok to perpetuate the myth that marijuana is only habit forming. It's this kind of lack of true education on drugs that really disappoints me. I think a lot of people would be a lot better off if they were just told the truth. Addiction rates may be low, but if people are told it's not addicting that'll make them feel safer smoking larger amounts, which could easily lead to problems.

I marked my experience as a personal anecdote for a reason, I realise it doesn't dismiss research. I do think the definition of addictive that you (and many others) use is far too broad. If someone, anyone, can abuse a substance to that degree without backlash then the problem is clearly not with the substance, but the individuals who allow it to control them.

 

I also gave video games as an example for a reason. They are just as "addictive". If the only withdrawal symptoms are irritability and restlessness, you are probably not chemically addicted, you are weak-willed. You get the same when you take away a kid's favourite toy.

You're using yourself as a baseline. "Anyone who can't do what I can is weak and anyone who can do what I can't is extraordinary." People are different and how easy it is to break an addiction is not a simple matter of "wanting it". Get over yourself.

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