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Cannabis-based Drug, Sativex, Treats Cannabis Dependence

Cannabis is one of the most commonly used recreational drugs, with about 22.2 million users in the United States. Although a seemingly small percentage (7%-9%) of users develop a dependency, the total number of people needing treatment is significant at between 1.5 and 2 million people. Marijuana is designated a Schedule I drug, meaning that it has no potential medical benefits, so medical research on the substance has been extremely difficult.
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