When I speak to people about addiction, they almost always have the same argument that cannabis is just another drug. They say it in such a way like they expect me to disagree. But I don’t. Make no mistake, cannabis absolutely IS a drug. I have seen it do great things and I have seen it do not so great things. It has its strengths and its weaknesses. You can check out the latest research below and decide for yourself, or pass it on to another human that maybe interested.

Marijuana and cannabinoid regulation of brain reward circuits

Cannabidiol as an Intervention for Addictive Behaviors: A Systematic Review of the Evidence

Emerging Evidence for Cannabis’ Role in Opioid Use Disorder

Endocannabinoid Signaling in Motivation, Reward, and Addiction: Influences on Mesocorticolimbic Dopamine Function

Medical Cannabis Use Is Associated With Decreased Opiate Medication Use in a Retrospective Cross-Sectional Survey of Patients With Chronic Pain

Effects of Legal Access to Cannabis on Scheduled II-V Drug Prescriptions

Intermittent marijuana use is associated with improved retention in naltrexone treatment for opiate-dependence

Cannabidiol for the Reduction of Cue-Induced Craving and Anxiety in Drug-Abstinent Individuals With Heroin Use Disorder: A Double-Blind Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial

Cannabidiol reduces cigarette consumption in tobacco smokers: preliminary findings

Oral cannabidiol does not produce a signal for abuse liability in frequent marijuana smokers

Concurrent cannabis use during treatment for comorbid ADHD and cocaine dependence: effects on outcome

Role of Cannabidiol in the Therapeutic Intervention for Substance Use Disorders