Second to alcohol, marijuana (also known as cannabis) is the most frequently used drug in the United States. Because it is often considered a manageable substance for most adults, recreational marijuana use is legal in a growing number of states.
Arizonans passed Proposition 207 on November 3, 2020, which allows adults 21 and older to use and possess up to one ounce of marijuana except in public places.
Applications for state-licensed dispensaries opened in January 2021 and will have implications for the buying and selling of adult use marijuana. Medical marijuana is already legal in Arizona for certain qualifying conditions. But this reality does not mean using marijuana is without risks.
Knowing the facts, signs, and treatment options for marijuana use disorder can help protect you and the people you care about.
About 1 in 10 adults who use marijuana become addicted.
Through chemical engineering, the potency of illicit marijuana has risen from 4% to 12% in two decades.
In 2018, about 4 million people in the United States experienced marijuana use disorder.
In Arizona, 19% of people who sought treatment for substance use through the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) in 2019 were seeking treatment for marijuana use.