ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 305.22

Cannabis abuse-episodic

Diagnosis Code 305.22

ICD-9: 305.22
Short Description: Cannabis abuse-episodic
Long Description: Cannabis abuse, episodic
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 305.22

Code Classification
  • Mental disorders
    • Neurotic disorders, personality disorders, and other nonpsychotic mental disorders (300-316)
      • 305 Nondependent abuse of drugs

Information for Patients


Also called: Cannabis, Ganja, Grass, Hash, Pot, Weed

Marijuana is a green, brown, or gray mix of dried, crumbled parts from the marijuana plant. It can be rolled up and smoked like a cigarette or cigar or smoked in a pipe. Sometimes people mix it in food or inhale it using a vaporizer.

Marijuana can cause problems with memory, learning, and behavior. Smoking it can cause some of the same coughing and breathing problems as smoking cigarettes. Some people get addicted to marijuana after using it for a while. It is more likely to happen if they use marijuana every day, or started using it when they were teenagers.

Some states have approved "medical marijuana" to ease symptoms of various health problems. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved marijuana as a medicine. THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, is approved to relieve nausea caused by cancer chemotherapy and to boost appetite in severe weight loss caused by HIV/AIDS. Scientists are doing more research on marijuana and its ingredients.

NIH: National Institute on Drug Abuse

  • Marijuana intoxication
  • Substance use -- marijuana
  • Tips for Teens: The Truth about Marijuana (National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information)

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