Despite evidence that some active substances in cannabis may support some aspects of health, many people who use this drug, and particularly those who smoke it, develop symptoms of dependence. A new clinical trial shows that a safer, cannabis-based medication can counter dependence. A safer cannabis extract could help users fight cannabis dependence, according to a new clinical trial. The National Institute on Drug Abuse note that about 30% of recreational cannabis users in the United States "may have some degree of marijuana use disorder" that symptoms of dependence often characterize. Dependence causes a person to compulsively seek the drug as they experience withdrawal symptoms when they do not have access to it. Irritability, sleep problems, and poor appetite can be among these symptoms. Yet researchers from the University of Sydney and the New South Wales Ministry of Health in Australia point out that existing treatments for cannabis dependence […]