According to surveys of students, about 1 in 17 high school seniors reported smoking marijuana daily in 2018. The researchers behind the surveys also found that the perceived risk of the drug has fallen significantly since the mid-2000s.
With high rates of use, there is the potential for more people to develop marijuana addictions. However, most people who use the drug do not become addicted to it.
The relatively low rate of marijuana addiction has caused some advocates to claim that the drug is not addictive. This is not the case. Any mood-altering substance has the potential to become addictive, and marijuana is no exception.
Estimates of marijuana addiction vary, depending on how each research team defines addiction, which people they survey, and similar factors.