Contrary to common perception, marijuana can be addictive. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, research reveals that about one in 11 users have the potential to become addicted to marijuana. This figure is considerably higher among those who start using marijuana as teenagers (one in six) and even greater among individuals who use it daily (almost 25 to 50 percent).
Marijuana is the most widely and commonly used illicit drug, according to the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. The United Nations revealed 158.8 million people around the world use marijuana, which encompasses more than 3.8 percent of the planet’s population. Over 94 million people in the U.S. have admitted using pot at least once. Read more