Pot and Schizophrenia Linked Finds New Research

June 25, 2014 2:34 PM

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The use of cannabis does increase the appearance of schizophrenia, but the fact that the usage is significantly higher among individuals with people who have the genetic predisposition to the disorder was a link discovered by Robert Power from the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London. The study does not eliminate the possibility that schizophrenia cases increase after usage, but it only confirms that that the association is clear in both directions.

In a another study, researchers in the Netherlands used 48 psychiatric patients alongside 47 healthy people who were all regular pot smokers to keep a log of how they felt throughout the day. After six days of recording this information 12 times a day, the results showed that those who suffered from...

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