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Cannabis use predicts psychosis vulnerability in adolescents and vice versa

An interesting prospective study from Holland has been published in the journal Addiction, which seems to show that the simple idea that cannabis causes psychosis (schizophrenia) is not supported by their results.

This prospective study (looking at adolescents who later develop psychosis) indicated that there are bi-directional actions at work, so that some cannabis use can be seen as attempts at self-medication.

As many people with psychosis have told me, they see cannabis as their medication of choice.

You can download this report here