Cannabis in Manitoba

Cannabis can be addictive.

Cannabis can be addictive

Some people who try to quit using cannabis experience withdrawal symptoms such as irritability, sleeping difficulties, cravings and anxiety. Dependency happens in about nine per cent of cannabis users. The risk is nearly two times greater if you start using cannabis when you are a teen or young adult. Likewise, if you begin using cannabis multiple times a week, the risk of becoming dependent increases to between 25 per cent and 50 per cent.

If you or someone you know is struggling with a dependency, contact the youth addictions centralized intake service: 1-877-710-3999, or the Manitoba Addictions Helpline at 1-855-662-6605.

For more information, see cannabis and health.