Cannabis has helped countless patients find relief from pain, inflammation, anxiety, seizures, nausea, and other health conditions when no other treatment had previously worked. While marijuana has had a positive effect on many suffering individuals, others have experienced severe dependence issues that are characteristic of cannabis use disorder (CUD), introduced in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V). While the term “disorder” may have a harsh connotation, CUD exists on a spectrum that ranges from mild to severe. Recurrent cannabis use has been shown to increase tolerance to the psychoactive compounds found in cannabis. Tolerance can be managed, […]

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