Analysis: High-strength cannabis use increases risk of psychosis

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People who regularly use high-strength cannabis are at greater risk of addiction and psychosis, according to new analysis. 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 bas…

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