Topic: November 11, 2018

Researchers warn of risks to young brains from chronic marijuana use — especially high-THC pot

A string of studies has shown a link between heavy marijuana use and the development of schizophrenia. Researchers estimate 8 to 15 percent of cases of schizophrenia may be caused by adolescent marijuana use, says Dr. John Mahan, Jackson County Mental Health psychiatric medical director. He notes that estimate was made before many states legalized marijuana. Numbers could climb as marijuana use rises in the general population. Overall, people who use marijuana double their risk of developing schizophrenia, he says. The risk is highest for adolescents and young adults who consume marijuana products with high levels of THC and low

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