• Cannabis ‘not harmless' given link between overuse, schizophrenia

    1 day ago - By Healio

    The proportion of schizophrenia cases linked to cannabis use disorder increased three- to fourfold in the past 2 decades, according to results of a nationwide prospective cohort study published in JAMA Psychiatry.
    “Several studies have previously shown that cannabis use is associated with an increased risk for schizophrenia or related psychoses,” Carsten Hjorthøj, PhD, of the Copenhagen Research Center for Mental Health-CORE at the Mental Health Center Copenhagen in Denmark, told Healio Psychiatry. “However, one often-encountered counter argument is that, if the
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