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Legalization, Decriminalization & Medicinal Use of Cannabis:A Scientific and Public Health Perspective Research, Studies, Psychosis, Glaucoma, mental health, organs, risks 1
Association Between Continued Cannabis Use and Risk of Relapse in First-Episode Psychosis Psychosis

Using a quasi-experimental design wherein we assessed cannabis use patterns after the onset of psychosis, we were able to investigate the causal nature of the association between cannabis use and risk of relapse in psychosis. Although it has been proposed that a common genetic liability or reverse causation may underlie the association between continued cannabis use and relapse,13 our results indicate that change in cannabis use represents a robust risk factor for relapse in patients with FEP.

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Marijuana use in adolescence may increase risk for psychotic symptoms youth, adolescent, Psychosis

Analysis indicated that for each year adolescent boys engaged in regular marijuana use, their projected level of subsequent subclinical psychotic symptoms increased by 21% and projected risk for subclinical paranoia or hallucinations increased by 133% and 92%, respectively.

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Pot-related psychosis linked to early ‘dangerous’ use Psychosis

“They told me I was having a psychotic episode brought on by cannabis,” said Thibodeau, who requested that the Star use his grandmother’s surname as he is still recovering from the breakdown.
“I was shocked. We live in a society where there is such a culture around smoking dope that people think it is cool to be a stoner. Nobody ever talks about the pitfalls.”

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Substance Abuse and Mental Illness: Effects of Marijuana and Other Drugs on Developing Psychosis Psychosis, Studies

• Rates of cannabis use are approximately 2 times greater in persons with psychosis
• Cannabis has negative effects on cognition that are qualitatively similar in the general population, in people with psychotic disorders and in people at risk for psychotic disorders
• Adolescence is an important but vulnerable period of development for both the general population and especially for individuals at high risk for psychotic disorders

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Potent Pot: Marijuana Is Stronger Now Than It Was 20 Years Ago CBD, Psychosis, Potency

Pot is becoming more potent, a new study suggests.
In the study, the researchers looked at more than 38,600 samples of illegal marijuana seized by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration over 20 years. They found that the level of THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol— marijuana's main psychoactive ingredient — in the marijuana samples rose from about 4 percent in 1995 to about 12 percent in 2014.
Conversely, the level of CBD, or cannabidiol — an ingredient sometimes touted for its potential health benefits — fell from about 0.28 percent in 2001 to less than 0.15 percent in 2014.
But smoking marijuana with high doses of THC may involve a higher risk of negative health effects, such as psychosis orpanic attacks, he said.
"Great article- clearly based on the previous posted comments  marijuana severely impairs a person's ability to understand and process information. Their anecdotal evidence continues to validate scientific statistics. " -No2Pot

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Marijuana Triggers Psychotic Symptoms In Male Users males, Psychosis

Trends in cannabis use suggest that twice as many males as females use the drug. This gender ratio is mirrored in rates of psychosis with males outnumbering females by 2:1. However, researchers at the University of York found there is a significant widening of this ratio for cannabis psychosis, where males outnumber females by four to one.

 

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Teen Marijuana Use And The Risks Of Psychosis Psychosis, Germany

The number of patients admitted with psychotic episodes after having consumed cannabis has more than tripled in Germany over the last 15 years, from 3,392 in 2000 to 11,708 in 2013. More than half of the patients are younger than 25.

 

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Proportion of patients in south London with first-episode psychosis attributable to use of high potency cannabis: a case-control study Studies, Psychosis, London 9
Marijuana Use Precedes the Onset Of Psychotic Symptoms In Youth and Young Adults Teens, Psychosis 10
Documentary Links Marijuana Use with Psychosis, Schizophrenia Psychosis, Schizophrenia 11
“Pot Is More Dangerous than LSD or Heroine” - Liberal UK Newspaper Apologizes for Efforts to Legalize Danger, Psychosis, Studies 12
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