Marijuana addiction is on the rise in Los Angeles. Some contribute this to the legalization of the drug in the State of California. According to recent data, 30% of cannabis users may have what experts call marijuana use disorder. Those who start using it before turning 18, are 4-7 times more likely to develop this disorder in adulthood.
Using cannabis can lead to addiction. A person is considered a marijuana addict when they can’t stop using it, even when the addict realizes it’s interfering with daily life. 2015 reports show that here in the US, around 4 million people met the criteria for this cannabis disorder. About 138,000 turned to treatment for help.
Proposition 64 is the ballot that won the legalization of recreational marijuana in California. In December 2017, regulatory framework was established for cannabis sales in the City of Los Angeles. This clears the way for medical marijuana dispensaries to start selling it to the city’s recreational users.