Trends in Cannabis Use Disorder
A study published at the end of last year in The American Journal of Medicine examined trends in cannabis use disorder in a national inpatient sample during 2002-2011.
The primary notable findings were reported:
1) Cannabis abuse/dependence is on the rise in inpatient populations.
2) The most common comorbidities are psychiatric disease and alcoholism.
3) Cannabis abuse is associated with an increase in asthma among non-tobacco users.
These national data indicate that health care costs will likely continue to increase due to increased marijuana consumption associated with legalization efforts across the country.
Communities, states and the nation should increase prevention and education efforts now to reduce the abuse and harm resulting from cannabis consumption among children, youth and adults.
Read the entire research abstract: http://www.amjmed.com/article/S0002-9343(17)30094-3/abstract
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