Marijuana addiction is real -- for some people. But can it be treated with a pill?

Nina still gets nostalgic from the smell of pot. It’s been nearly four years since she decided to quit. “I was a very hyper person, so I used cannabis to calm myself down, especially before sleep and when I was anxious,” she says. “Toward the end of university and once I started working in Manhattan, it was something I was more dependent on to function.”

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Mormons for marijuana? How a lawmaker suffering chronic pain put Utah on the path to medical pot

One summer day in 2007, Utah State Senator Mark Madsen (R-Saratoga Springs) was grilling chicken and corn on the cob in his yard with his family, when he was hit by what felt like the flu. As a chronic pain patient, Madsen, who sustains back and spine injuries from two car accidents and playing football in his youth, was wearing a Fentanyl patch to alleviate his discomfort. Not realizing the Fentanyl patch had burst, Madsen went to go lie down.

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