An Invisible Addiction: Fighting the Stigma Around Cannabis Use Disorder

We know that up to 30% of people who try marijuana will become addicted to it. Yet, many will tell you that marijuana is not addictive at all. For those struggling with marijuana addiction, or cannabis use disorder, it can feel invalidating to hear that their problem doesn’t even exist. The shame that many feel about their addiction results in many not getting the treatment and support they need. But through changing the narrative at home, at work, in schools, with friends, and in the political sphere, we can make this all-too-prevalent problem visible to the public.


● Discuss the realities of struggling with marijuana addiction and the stigma that surrounds it.

● Dispel myths about marijuana addiction

● Explore how audience members can combat the stigma surrounding cannabis use disorder in their social circles and communities.

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