High Potency Cannabis Associated with Mental Health Issues in Adolescence

A study from the University of Bristol, the first of its kind to look at data from a general population sample, finds that those who use high-potency marijuana (10 percent or more THC) are four times more likely to report associated problems and twice as likely to report anxiety disorder, compared to those who use low-potency marijuana (less than 10 percent THC).

See new research published in JAMA Psychiatry.

New Research Shows Heavy Pot Use Causes Lasting Mental Health Issues

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Smoking One Joint Can Induce Psychiatric Symptoms

A single THC dose can induce psychotic side effects, new review finds

Some people associate smoking marijuana with waves of euphoria or pain relief. But for certain individuals, consuming cannabis can lead to a far worse experience: According to a recent research review, a single dose of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), one of the major active compounds in marijuana, can induce a host of psychiatric symptoms in people without a history of mental illness.

Understanding Opioid Use Disorder

Early initiation of marijuana (before 18 years) emerged as the dominant predictor. Decision trees revealed that early marijuana initiation especially increased the risk if individuals: (i) were between 18-34 years of age, or (ii) had incomes less than $49,000, or (iii) were of Hispanic and White heritage, or (iv) were on probation, or (v) lived in neighborhoods with easy access to drugs. Conclusions: Machine learning can accurately predict adults at risk for OUD, and identify interactions among the factors that pronounce this risk. Curbing early initiation of marijuana may be an effective prevention strategy against opioid addiction, especially in high risk groups.

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Cannabis Induced Psychosis: A Review

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Cannabis Induced Psychosis: A Review

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Cannabis Tweets by Social Bots Making Unsubstantiated and Illegal Medical Claims

The American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) from the American Public Health Association (APHA) publications

The American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) from the American Public Health Association (APHA)

Meta Analysis found no efficacy for any mental health condition with few exceptions and much adverse side effects.

Can cannabis really do all that? Weighing the literature on cannabis-based compounds for mental health disorders – Recovery Research Institute

Plant derived and synthesized cannabinoids including tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are increasingly being prescribed or recommended for medicinal purposes, including for the treatment of mental health disorders and associated symptoms. Currently though, the uptake of these compounds to treat a wide array of mental disorders and their symptoms is outpacing the scientific evidence supporting their use.

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