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Cannabis Use Disorder

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jun 5, 2024.

What is cannabis (marijuana) use disorder (CUD)?

CUD is a medical condition that develops from long-term use or misuse of cannabis. You are not able to stop even though it causes physical or social problems. CUD is also called cannabis abuse.

What are the signs and symptoms of CUD?

Signs and symptoms include at least 2 of the following in a 12-month period:

How is CUD diagnosed and treated?

Urine tests may be used to check the level of cannabis in your system. Healthcare providers can help you make decisions about treatment programs. Treatment may be offered in a hospital, outpatient facility, or drug rehabilitation center. The goal is to help you decrease or stop using cannabis.

What are safety guidelines to follow?

Where can I find more information?

When should I call my doctor?

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