Cannabis Causing Major Mental Health Issues
Smoking potent cannabis such as ‘skunk’ heavily increases your risk of serious mental illness, according to recent research.
Researchers marked London and Amsterdam as particularly dangerous hotspots, with the cannabis sold there notably strong.
Daily use of any cannabis also makes psychosis more likely, according to the study published in The Lancet.
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Lead researcher and psychiatrist Dr Marta Di Forti said: “If you decide to use high potency cannabis bear in mind there is this potential risk.”
Dr. Adrian James from the Royal College of Psychiatrists said: “This is a good quality study and the results need to be taken seriously.”
Despite several studies into the dangers of cannabis, disagreement still exists as to what extent cannabis might cause or worsen mental health problems.
Concern tends to generally focus on the amount of THC in a given strain of cannabis.
Skunk-like cannabis, which has an average THC content of 14%, makes up around 94% of the drug sold on the streets of London, according to experts.
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