Single cannabis joint linked with temporary psychiatric symptoms, review finds

  • It’s not just something that’s going to affect people with a history of mental health problems,” he added, noting that having symptoms didn’t cause them to have a psychiatric illness.
  • However, the analysis, published in the journal Lancet Psychiatry, found no evidence that cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive compound in weed that’s used in some medicinal cannabis and other products, does induce psychiatric symptoms.
  • Howes said that regulators, policy makers and health official needed to take into account the potential risk when considering the medical use of THC-containing products or allowing them to be used recreationally.
  • Howe said one strength of the review was that it focused on the effects of cannabis on healthy adults who didn’t have risk factors for psychiatric problems.

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