"It'd be a stretch to say that CB1 binding sites are fundamental to all addictions."

That's interesting that you say that, because you make a pretty big deal about it in your blog posting.

I understand the idea of not being locked into unreasonably rigid thinking, but if one doesn't suffer the physical symptoms of withdrawal, at what point do we draw the line between liking or wanting something and being addicted?

I mean, when I there's a bag of pre-shelled pistachios around, I can't seem to stop eating them. I don't go through physical withdrawal when I can't have them, though.

By this criteria, it seems that the definition of "addicted" has become diluted as to be completely meaningless.

Also, if you have a behavior pattern of "addictive" behavior or personality that affects something like 10% of the population, isn't it possible that the "addiction" rates of THC are an artifact of this general population trait, and not specific to the substance, itself?

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