Reefer madness

Kopala, Margret
October 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/9/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 8, p988
Academic Journal
The article discusses the result of the studies indicating that 1 in 4 cannabis users may be genetically at risk for developing schizophrenia or a related psychotic disorder. With this, a new study reveals all users are at risk. United Nation's statistics citing Canada as the industrial world's leading consumer of cannabis. A leading role in cannabis consumption sets the stage for a leading role in psychotic disorders. Schizophrenia is a brain disorder that typically produces delusions, hallucinations, paranoia, disturbances in problem solving, memory and concentration, along with depressed mood, anxiety and social withdrawal.


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