Advocates of legalizing marijuana believe it is non-addictive. Those opposed to it, however, disagree. Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) believe that cannabis can cause withdrawal symptoms. A recent study found that 40% of adolescents who used cannabis for the treatment of substance abuse disorder had experienced withdrawal symptoms.

According to the study published in the Journal of Addiction Medicine, September 2016, the respondents who experienced withdrawal symptoms most likely had severe substance abuse and mood disorders. You can get the best cannabis addiction treatment via

People are less likely to see cannabis as addictive or dangerous if they can legally obtain it for medical and/or recreational purposes. Kelly stated that research has shown that cannabis can have serious consequences and that it is second in misuse rates among adolescents.

Researchers enrolled 127 teenagers between the ages of 14 and 19. Of these, 90 used cannabis often. The adolescents were receiving treatment in an outpatient clinic for substance abuse disorder. 

In a three-, six-, and nine-month cycle, the respondents were assessed on parameters that included withdrawal symptoms, psychiatric symptoms, and possible diagnoses. The respondents were then divided into two groups, one with cannabis withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety, depression, difficulty sleeping, and irritability.

Researchers found that 76 (84%) of the participants had cannabis dependence. The presence of withdrawal symptoms in participants was an indicator of cannabis dependence, according to the researchers. It did not affect the ability of participants to reduce cannabis use during the 12-month period.