Family and Caregiver Schizophrenia Discussion Forum

A comprehensive study (reviewing 10,000 research papers) slams many of the alleged benefits of marijuana and points to serious negative effects


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CONCLUSIONS FOR: PSYCHOSOCIAL
There is moderate evidence of a statistical association between cannabis use and:

• The impairment in the cognitive domains of learning, memory, and attention (acute cannabis use) (11-1a)
There is limited evidence of a statistical association between cannabis use and:
• Impaired academic achievement and education outcomes (11-2)
• Increased rates of unemployment and/or low income (11-3)
• Impaired social functioning or engagement in developmentally appropriate social roles (11-4)
There is limited evidence of a statistical association between sustained abstinence from cannabis use and:
• Impairments in the cognitive domains of learning, memory, and attention (11-1b)

CONCLUSIONS FOR: MENTAL HEALTH
There is substantial evidence of a statistical association between cannabis use and:
• The development of schizophrenia or other psychoses, with the highest risk among the most frequent users (12-1)