Cannabis Use Disorder, or CUD, is another term for marijuana addiction.
It describes when a person continues to use cannabis despite impairment in psychological, physical, or social functioning.
CUD is defined by pathological patterns classified under:
- Impaired control
- Social impairment
- Risky behavior; or
- Physiological adaptation.
Cannabis dependence develops in about 9% of users. 10-20% of people who use cannabis every day develop dependence.
The progression of cannabis dependency can be accelerated by:
- Increasing the strength of the cannabis taken; and
- Increasing use of more effective methods of delivery
It can also be caused by being prone to addiction, which can be genetic or environmental.
Again, both CHS and CUD are rare and come only with heavy daily use of cannabis. But since dabbing is a more intense form of cannabis use, it’s good to know the worst-case scenario before starting.