Genes link schizophrenia and cannabis use

June 25, 2014 5:25 AM

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THE same genes that predispose people to schizophrenia also make them more likely to use cannabis, say scientists, after studying over 1000 Australian drug users.

Previous studies have associated dope use with schizophrenia. But a British study published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, released on Tuesday, found the link may be due to common genes and might not be a causal relationship where cannabis use leads to increased schizophrenia risk.

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