Stark Warning to Cannabis Users: Just 1 Dose Can Induce Psychiatric Symptoms

  • The marijuana plant contains two main compounds: THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) which acts on the brain to produce the high that users experience; and CBD (cannabidiol), that, when isolated, can be used for medicinal purposes without the psychoactive effects, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse .
  • A study published by The Lancet medical journal found that a single dose of the psychoactive component in cannabis could induce a range of psychiatric symptoms in those with no history of psychotic or major psychiatric disorders.
  • NEW Single dose of psychoactive component in cannabis could induce a range of psychiatric symptoms in healthy people: systematic review & meta-analysis of 15 studies incl.
  • no history of psychotic or major psychiatric disorders @TheLancetPsych
  • State governments should heed the cautionary tale of America’s most abused legal drug: alcohol.

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