Cannabis Psychosis Link Confirmed

Cannabis Psychosis Link Confirmed

Mass shootings in the USA. Stabbing sprees on British streets. The rise in crazy violence is a feature of our troubled times. Every time such a tragedy happens, the liberal left seek to exploit it, blaming guns, 'white supremacists', 'racism' or 'discrimination' for the slaughter. On the other side, the right blame @Islam' or 'immigration'.

But, time and time again, there is in fact only one common denominator: Heavy cannabis use. And a new review of studies of the problem very much confirms the view that this is the root of the violence.

A review of 20 studies involving almost 120,000 people found people that use cannabis products high in tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are more likely to develop conditions such as schizophrenia.

THC is the main psychoactive substance in cannabis, meaning it affects how the brain works, thereby influencing the user's mood, reactions, thoughts and emotions.

The risk of developing a psychotic disorder was five times higher among those who use high-strength cannabis on a daily basis compared to those who never use it, according to one study reviewed.

A review of 20 studies involving almost 120,000 people found people that use cannabis products high in THC are more likely to develop conditions such as schizophrenia

In contrast, researchers from the Addiction and Mental Health Group at the University of Bath found regular use of lower potency cannabis was not associated with an increased risk of psychosis.

The analysis also found an increased risk of addiction, or 'cannabis-use disorder', among those who use high THC products compared to users of milder forms of the drug.

One study indicated a four-fold increase in the likelihood of developing an addiction among users of high THC cannabis compared with those using products with lower concentrations.

The study is thought to be the first systematic review of the available evidence on the link between cannabis strength and mental health problems and addiction.

The studies varied in size, scope and design, so the report's authors were unable to quantify the risk posed by high THC cannabis, but they told the PA news agency the link between strong cannabis use and the risk of addiction and psychosis was a 'consistent finding'.

The difference is impact according to the strength accounts for the fact that routine cannabis use among, for example, many middle class students in the seventies did not lead to psychotic episodes, whereas the use of 'skunk' among today's black ghetto kids and alienated suburban white teenagers clearly does.