Addiction to marijuana is indicated by a number of signs and symptoms. These may include:
Tolerance, or the need to use increasing amounts of marijuana to achieve the desired effects
Withdrawal symptoms when not using marijuana, such as irritability, anxiety, insomnia, and depression
Difficulty controlling the use of marijuana, such as using it for longer periods of time or in greater amounts than intended
Neglecting important activities or responsibilities in order to use marijuana
Continuing to use marijuana despite negative consequences, such as problems with relationships, jobs, or finances
If you or someone you know is displaying these signs, it may be indicative of an addiction to marijuana. If you’re concerned about addiction, it’s important to consult a physician, certified physician, health care professional, or medical marijuana specialist. They will be able to evaluate the situation and provide guidance on the best course of treatment.