Problem Cannabis Use
- The more a person uses cannabis, the more likely they are to develop problem cannabis use, such as cannabis use disorder, dependence, abuse, or other varying levels of hazardous or potentially harmful behavior.
- Starting cannabis use at a younger age increases the likelihood of developing problem cannabis use.
For more information, please visit:
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