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The researchers collected information about participants’ history of cannabis use and other recreational drugs. Using published data on levels of delta-6-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), they estimated cannabis potency for the types of cannabis used by participants, and classified types as either high potency (over 10% THC) or low potency (under 10% THC). 
 
 

High potency cannabis linked to higher rates of psychosis

New research from King’s College London is the first to show the impact of cannabis use on population rates of psychosis, highlighting the potential public health impact of changes to cannabis legislation. The study of 11 sites across Europe, published in The Lancet Psychiatry, finds daily cannabis use, especially of high potency cannabis, is strongly linked to the risk of developing psychosis.


All Young Cannabis Users Face Psychosis Risk

 
 
 

 


 

Cannabis-Induced Psychosis: A Review

Cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug in the United States, and trends show increasing use in the general population. As cannabis consumption rises, there has been significant emerging evidence for cannabis-related risks to health. 1 Numerous lines of evidence suggest a correlation between cannabis consumption and a variety of psychiatric conditions, including cannabis-induced psychosis (CIP).

 


 

Top Doctor Warns of a Psychosis, Paranoid Delusions and a Super-skunk Schizophrenia Time-bomb

 

Superskunk schizophrenia timebomb

Britain could set off a schizophrenia timebomb if it ignores the dangers of super-strength 'skunk' cannabis, one of the UK's most eminent psychiatrists warns today. Strong evidence now shows that smoking potent forms of the Class B drug increases the chance of psychosis, paranoid delusions and schizophrenia.

 


 

Attack on Jewish Community Was Done by Marijuana User

 

https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2019/12/29/new-york-monsey-synagogue-stabbing-attack-grafton-thomas-greenwood-lake/

 


 

Family Warns of Psychosis Danger

 

https://www.8newsnow.com/news/local-news/local-family-speaks-out-about-dangers-of-cannabis-induced-psychosis/

 


 

UK Opens First Cannabis Psychosis Treatment Clinic

 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7196735/NHS-forced-open-Britains-clinic-cannabis-psychosis.html

 


 

Psychosis Caused by Cannabis is Related to THC Dose

 

http://momsstrong.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Psychotic-Disorders-as-Function-of-THC-dose_Bertha-Madras.pdf
This slide prepared by Dr. Bertha K. Madras of Harvard Medical School for the purposes of an educational presentation.

 


 

Opinion: Dear Legislators: Marijuana is Linked to Psychosis

 

Before Maryland legalizes marijuana it should consider this: Pot is linked to psychosis

As Maryland legislators appointed to the " Cannabis Workgroup" begin their study of the pros and cons of marijuana legalization, they should pay particular attention to the mental health risks of this drug. Unfortunately, they may not have heard much about the epidemiology of psychosis associated with marijuana use, since relevant U.S.

 


 

Expert Warns Smoking Pot Before Age 30 Risks Mental Illness

 

Leading Psychosis Expert To His Students: To Avoid Risk, Hold Off On Pot Til 30

Dr. Dost Öngür, chief of the Psychotic Disorders Division at Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital, recently presented a sweeping slide-talk on complex current issues in treating psychosis, but it was one simple line of his that most stayed with me: "I tell my students: Smoke all the pot you want - after you're 30."

 


 

More Study Needed on the Link Between Pot and Psychosis

 

The Province 11-9-16 By: Gordon Clark While the Schizophrenia Society of Canada noted that more research is needed to better understand the link, why are we risking the health of children — and potentially future violent acts linked to psychosis, even if they are rare — by removing the prohibitions on marijuana? Surely we should be asking those questions before legalizing pot. Certainly those who like to get stoned or who make a lot of money off the sale of pot — the ones pushing the pro-marijuana agenda on society — are not.

 

Gordon Clark: More study needed on the link between pot and psychosis

Canadians, especially lawmakers, gleefully rushing headlong to legalize marijuana should pause to consider the horrifying, heartbreaking stabbing death of 13-year-old Letisha Reimer, as innocent a crime victim as one can imagine. Gabriel Brandon Klein, the 21-year-old homeless man from Alberta charged with second-degree murder in the death of the Abbotsford Senior Secondary School student, and aggravated assault in the non-fatal stabbing of a 14-year-old girl in the Nov.

 


 

How much grief can a father bear? When LORD MONSON's son died in a Kenyan jail, his solace was his other boy, Rupert. Now he has gone, too, a victim of skunk

 

(Skunk in the U.K. refers to strong strains of THC-Marijuana) By Sarah Rainey For The Daily Mail1 7:00 EST 10 Feb 2017, updated 05:28 EST 11 Feb 2017 Tragically, this bitter row was the last time he ever saw his son. On January 18, Rupert (age 21), who lived in Farnham, Surrey, with his mother and younger sister, took his own life after months of severe psychosis caused, his family believes, by an addiction to the drug known as ‘skunk’, a particularly potent strain of cannabis. His parents — who are now reconciled after several years of estrangement — tried repeatedly to get his life back on track but his young brain was simply too ravaged to recover from the drug which made him hallucinate and hear demonic voices.

 

When will we admit psychotic 'skunk' cannabis is as lethal as heroin?

When Lord Monson's son died in a Kenyan jail, his solace was his other boy, Rupert. Now he has gone too, a victim of skunk cannabis. Here, the peer talks of his loss and crusade to change drugs laws. The scene will be familiar to any parent whose children are in those fraught, volatile years between adolescence and adulthood.

 


 

Teenage pot smokers are risking mental illnesses in later life

 

This study replicates exactly what Henquet et al. found back in 2005 for the amount of use where you begin to see a rise in risk – 5 times of use.  “They may be infrequent and thus not problematic for the adolescent, (but) when these experiences are reported continuously, year after year, then there’s an increased risk of a first psychotic episode or another psychiatric condition.”  Marijuana is thought to cause psychosis-like experiences by increasing a user’s risk of depression.  Study Adolescent Cannabis Use and Risk of Psychosis

 

Teenage pot smokers are risking mental illnesses in later life

Over 6,000 people were tracked from the age of 15 to 30 and it confirmed that cannabis can drive some users to the point of suicide On an afternoon I occasionally walk with my granddaughter in a ­London park where teens gather after school, and the smell of pot is unescapable.

 


 

Schizophrenia Expert Explains Cannabis Risk for Psychosis

 

 

See news article about the Schizophrenia Society of Canada outreach effort.    

 


 

Cannabis-Psychosis is Real

 

Young woman explains why she doesn't do cannabis--goes over research into cannabis-induced psychosis and substance triggered schizophrenia.

 

Cannabis Psychosis Is Real

Part 1 of 2 - Sorry for the multiple uploads this AM. The first time I included Hendrix's rendition of Star Spangled Banner but apparently that song is a no...

 


 

Cannabis and Psychosis

 

Exploring the Link is a national project of the Schizophrenia Society of Canada. The aim of the project is to increase awareness and understanding of the relationship between cannabis use and psychosis from the perspective of youth.

 

1 min video “Cannabis and Psychosis"

 

Schizophrenia Society of Canada // Cannabis & Psychosis

We worked with the Schizophrenia Society to make this wacky little ditty to raise awareness about the connection between smoking weed and the onset of psychosis.

 


 

What is Psychosis?

 

These Recovery Videos were created as part of the RAISE Connection Program with funding from the National Institute of Mental Health.

 

Voices of Recovery - Corey-When I Wanted to Get Sober

These 24 brief video clips feature individuals telling their stories about who they are and what has been helpful in managing their psychotic disorder. You'll meet people who are single, married, in school, working, hanging out with old and new friends, and living healthy lives.

 

Voices of Recovery - William-Managing My Recovery

These 24 brief video clips feature individuals telling their stories about who they are and what has been helpful in managing their psychotic disorder. You'll meet people who are single, married, in school, working, hanging out with old and new friends, and living healthy lives.

 


 

The Disconnect Between Science and Public Health Campaigns

 

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/add.13918

 


 

http://momsstrong.org/2018/06/19/recreational-marijuana-use-psychosis/

 


 

http://momsstrong.org/2020/09/14/researchers-find-legalization-increasing-psychosis-cases/