Cannabis-Induced Psychosis

Considering the fact that legalization of marijuana has begun in various states across the country, this article should give one pause. Just like with alcohol, some people have serious, adverse reactions to its use. This article provokes some serious concerns:

Cannabis-Induced Psychosis May Be in the Genes

By  Associate News Editor

Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on November 29, 2012
“This may help explain why some marijuana users develop psychosis while others do not.
During psychosis, a person may experience personality changes and disordered thinking. Depending on its severity, this may include unusual or bizarre behavior, as well as having trouble with social interaction and problems with carrying out daily life activities.
The growing acceptance of medical and recreational marijuana means more people will be at risk for cannabis-induced psychosis, the researchers noted.
They also said there is growing evidence that marijuana use during the teen years may increase the risk of developing schizophrenia, a serious psychotic disorder.”

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