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Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Health experts point out that marijuana use that begins in adolescence increases the risk of addiction. Dr. Nora Volkow is the director of the NIH’s National Institute on Drug Abuse.
Volkow: What we know factually is that the use of marijuana can result in addition and this was something that in the past was not believed to be the case. But now based on clinical and pre-clinical evidence it is clear that marijuana can produce addiction.
Narrator: She adds, the risk of addiction goes from about 1 in 11 overall to about 1 in 6 for those who start using marijuana in their teens. For details, visit www.drugabuse.gov. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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