The abstract from this study can be found at:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19783382Fewerthan 50% of the test subjects reported any kind of withdrawal symptoms at all. That would indicatethere might be other factors involved with those who reported withdrawal symptoms that werentcontrolled for.The 1999 Institute of Medicine study showed that withdrawal from Cannabis is usually easier thanwithdrawal from caffeine.http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=6376&page=83denotes a lotof the tests conducted to back the findings.Supporters of the notion that Marijuana is addictive like to point to the number of Treatments thatare given to pot smokers. What they dont like to tell you is that a majority of people who check intoTreatment programs are there only because they were court-ordered to go rather than go to jail.According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA), In 2010,Indiana had 3,852 treatment admissions for Marijuana, the most of any category, out of a total of 18,390 for all drugs and alcohol. Nationwide in 2008, the latest available, 346,679went to treatment forMarijuana, out of a total of 2,016,256. Most of those referred to treatment for Marijuana came from theCriminal Justice system, as an alternative to jail time:
The criminal justice system was the principal source of referral in SA
SA's Treatment Episode Data Set(TEDS) for substance abuse treatment admissions reporting marijuana as their primary substance of abuse. The proportion of criminal justice referred treatment admissions increased from 48% of all marijuana admissions in1992 to 58% of all marijuana admissions in 2002.
Specific criminal justice venues and programs referring clients to substance abuse treatment include State andFederal courts, other courts, probation programs, other recognized legal entities (e.g., local law enforcement,corrections, or youth agencies), diversionary programs (e.g., Treatment Accountability for Safer Communities[TASC]), prisons, and
driving under the influence/driving while intoxicated (DUI/DWI) programs.
arijuana treatment admissions referred by the criminal justice system were
likely than marijuanaadmissions referred by all other sources to be admitted to ambulatory (outpatient) treatment services (86% vs.79%) and
likely to be admitted to residential/rehabilitation (13% vs. 16%) or detoxification services (1% vs.4%).
ou can see this and other information at:http://www.oas.samhsa.gov/2k5/MJreferrals/MJreferrals.cfm Marijuana does not meet the criteria to be a physically addictive substance. For government to forceTreatment for a substance not known to cause severe withdrawal, with no practical overdosepotential and no connection to causing violent or anti-social behavior is unnecessary and capricious.And who gets to pay a big chunk of this forced Treatment?
overnment programs will pay for the treatment of 62% of admissions where marijuana is the primary substance of abuse, and 60% of the admissions referred by the criminal justice system. In thousands of cases, taxpayers appear to befunding treatment for non-addicts whose only problem is that they got caught with marijuana.
This from Dr. Jon Gettman throughhttp://www.drugscience.org/Archive/bcr5/bcr5_index.html According to a study published in Addiction magazine, researchers French, et al, determined: