Schizophrenia

Transition to schizophrenia was highest (34%) for cannabis-induced psychoses Overall 25% of people with substance-induced psychosis were later diagnosed with schizophrenia, compared with 36% of people who first presented with brief, atypical, and not otherwise specified psychoses. Among the 25 studies that looked at substance use-induced psychosis, transition to schizophrenia was highest (34%) for cannabis-induced

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Vermont Medical Society Resolution on CBD

VERMONT MEDICAL SOCIETY RESOLUTION Regulation of Cannabidiol (CBD) Proposed Amendment for VMS Council, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019 WHEREAS, safety concerns exist for prescribed federally-regulated cannabidiol (Epidiolex) including: hepatocellular injury and necrosis,  hepatic toxicity and histologic evidence of necrosis, suicidal behavior and ideation, somnolence and sedation,  hypersensitivity, drug interactions, and possible risk of DNA damage and

Medical Societies Oppose Legalizing Marijuana

Massachusetts Prevention Alliance Issues Critique of Marijuana Policies Vermont Mental Health Commissioner Issues Statement More testimony from Mental Health Commissioner of VT supporting harms of marijuana to mental health. New Study in Lancet on Pot Psychosis Link Advice for Parents. Be Uncool. More Proof Cannabis Causes Mental Illness Dr Niall Campbell, a consultant psychiatrist at

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Withdrawal

Some Heavy Cannabis Users Experience Withdrawal After Quitting Twelve percent of frequent marijuana smokers experience cannabis withdrawal symptoms as defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-5 (DSM-5), according to researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and Columbia University Irving Medical Center. The symptoms include emotional, behavioral and physical symptoms.

Cannabis Use Disorder

Cannabis Use Disorder A common diagnosis, particularly in states with a commercial marijuana market, is cannabis use disorder. According to Wikipedia: “Marijuana use and abuse has symptoms that affect behavior, physical, cognitive, and psychosocial aspects of a person’s life. Symptoms include agitation, bloodshot eyes, challenges in problem solving, and paranoia. Cannabis use is associated with