Marijuana Class: Week 3

Dependence on marijuana is one of the most common reasons for a person to enter into addiction treatment. However, many of those entering such treatment are doing so under court order. Thus the rate of those referred would appear to depend at least in part on the illegality of marijuana. In a legalized environment, it is likely that many will not be referred for treatment. What is the prognosis for those not entering treatment?

Further, given the likelihood that use of marijuana will expand to more people under legalization, what are the implications for the rates of dependence development?