Tagged: Marijuana

NEWS: Cannabis Directly Linked To Psychosis Relapse

Continuing to smoke cannabis after a first episode of psychosis is causally linked to an increased risk for psychosis relapse, new research shows.
The research, entitled “Association Between Continued Cannabis Use and Risk of Relapse in First-Episode PsychosisA Quasi-Experimental Investigation Within an Observational Study”, was conducted at King’s College London, United Kingdom and shows that cannabis use is a “risk-modifying factor for relapse, suggesting that discontinuation of cannabis use after the onset of psychosis may help in reducing the risk of relapse.”

NEWS: Marijuana, Alcohol Harm Teens’ Mental Health

Marijuana, alcohol use may harm teens’ mental health and academic outcomes. Middle and high school students who use marijuana and consume alcohol are at greater risk for poorer mental health and academic outcomes, finds a new study, with non-white students faring worst…

NEWS: Germany: Teens Choose Alcohol-Free

A new report shows, German teens choose alcohol-free lifestyle increasingly. A comprehensive health study in Germany has found that use of alcohol and other drugs by young people is at an all-time low. Officials warn, however, that binge alcohol use remains a rampant problem…

NEWS: Regular Marijuana Use Tied To Social Issues

Regular use of marijuana has been tied to social and monetary issues during midlife. A new study reveals: Middle-aged adults who’ve used marijuana for a long time may find themselves with lower paying, less skilled and less prestigious jobs. These people may also suffer more money problems and have more difficulties with both work and personal relationships than their peers who did not use marijuana. Some specific problems longtime marijuana users experience are, among others, antisocial behaviors at work, such as stealing money or lying to get a job, and intimate partner violence…

NEWS: Marijuana Use Linked With Academic Problems

College Marijuana Use Linked With Skipped Classes, Lower Grades, Late Graduation. A new study entitled “The academic consequences of marijuana use during college” finds marijuana use in the first year of college can lead to students missing classes. The more frequently a student uses marijuana, the more they tend to skip class, earn lower grades, and graduate later…