January 2, 2013

Does Pot Cause Psychosis... or Vice Versa?

Lindsay Abrams, The Atlantic


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PROBLEM: When we first figured out that there's a solid association between mental illness and marijuana use in adolescents, the most common, if panicked assumption was that smoking pot must mess with teens' developing brains, in some cases actually causing psychosis. Although evidence does not exist to prove that conclusively, other studies have found that marijuana is at least associated with an increased risk of developing a psychiatric disorder.

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