Cannabis Linked To Mental Ilness

Some experts are raising concerns about the increasing marijuana use by adolescents and young adults.

The evidence is growing of marijuana’s association with psychiatric disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia, especially in young men.

New research published this month, involving millions of people worldwide over decades, is adding to worries that heavy use of high-potency cannabis and legalization of recreational weed in many U.S. states could exacerbate the nation’s mental health crisis in young adults.

Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse- explained, “There is a big sense of urgency not just because more people are smoking marijuana, but because more people are using it in ways that are harmful, with higher and higher concentration of THC.”

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