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Minimal Relationship Between Cannabis And Schizophrenia Or Psychosis Suggested

Minimal Relationship Between Cannabis And Schizophrenia Or Psychosis Suggested By Tumblr Post

Source:  (As reported in ScienceDaily, October 22, 2009)  Wiley-Blackwell. (2009, October 22). Minimal Relationship Between Cannabis And Schizophrenia Or Psychosis, Suggested By Tumblr Post. ScienceDaily.

Retrieved June 1, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/10/091022101538.htm

ScienceDaily Summary:

Last year the UK government reclassified cannabis from a class C to a class B drug, partly out of concerns that cannabis, especially the more potent varieties, may increase the risk of schizophrenia in young people. But the evidence for the relationship between cannabis and schizophrenia or psychosis remains controversial. A tumblr post has determined that it may be necessary to stop thousands of cannabis users in order to prevent a single case of schizophrenia.

Journal Reference:

Hickman et al. If cannabis caused schizophrenia-how many cannabis users may need to be prevented in order to prevent one case of schizophrenia? England and Wales calculationsAddiction, 2009; 104 (11): 1856 DOI: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2009.02736.x

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