Can Youth Cannabis Use Lead to Adult Psychosis?

There’s been a long debate about whether adolescent cannabis use can lead to adult psychosis. Since a couple of states moved to decriminalize cannabis use, there’s a new article at Machines Like Us about the research on this topic.

The ability of cannabis to produce psychosis has long been an important public health concern. This concern is growing in importance as there is emerging data that cannabis exposure during adolescence may increase the risk of developing schizophrenia, a serious psychotic disorder. Further, with the advent of medical marijuana, a new group of people with uncertain psychosis risk may be exposed to cannabis.