Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia, in the same way as many other psychological disorders, has become a matter of worldwide concern. 

Many experts would say that schizophrenia is caused by a combination of many factors, including biological, and environmental ones, and sadly, cannabis is suspected to be a contributory factor. 

Over the years cannabis was believed to cause acute, short-term psychotic states, there was, of course, insufficient evidence to support these theories. 

Dr Stan Zammit, his associates, and colleagues set out to examine the complex connections between cannabis use and any long-term effects on mental health, particularly focusing on the potential risk of schizophrenia. Their results were not favourable. They theorised that there was an increased risk of schizophrenia from cannabis compared to those who did not use this drug. It would seem that this study caused changes in the policies of the UK and the USA. This study was also cited by The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction and Australia’s Cannabis and Mental Health National Drug Strategy. The risks are similar to those of other commonly used substances, and of course, abusing or over-using anything that causes changes to the brain can cause lasting, long-term effects.

There are reports around that would claim that it can assist schizophrenic symptoms, assuming that the patient has no involvement with other narcotics. So, as always, we would tell you to do your own research.

Click here to see what the theory Web MD had

Click here to see what The New York Times had to report

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