Marijuana is addictive, but what happens when people who smoke cannabis want to quit? A new Yale study has found a drug that can help with marijuana withdrawal.
A team of researchers tested the chemical on a group of 70 participants, who all reported smoking at least three marijuana joints per day on average. The participants were first hospitalized for five days without marijuana to induce withdrawal. After four weeks, those who were not given the placebo reported better sleep, less cannabis use and a reduction in withdrawal symptoms overall. At a time when marijuana legalization is on the legislative horizon for many states, the study is good news for people who may want to quit in the future. If approved by the FDA, the drug