Higher Potency Cannabis Increases Risk Of Addiction And Psychosis, Study Says

consumers who tend to choose high potency weed for their pleasure, are at higher risk of becoming addicted or developing marijuana-caused psychosis, a new study shows.

Overall, use of higher potency cannabis, relative to lower potency cannabis, was associated with an increased risk of psychosis and CUD [ use disorder]," the authors wrote in the journal Lancet Psychiatry. "Evidence varied for depression and anxiety.”

Compared with users who mostly use lower-potency weed (about 5 to 10 milligrams per gram of THC), those who use THC-stronger are at greater risk of some mental health outcomes. Previously, Director of the National Institute On Drug Abuse (NIDA) Dr. Nora Volkow reported how scientists have established a “standard THC unit” of 5 milligrams of THC for research. That amount is considered to produce a mild intoxication for nor-regular users. 

"One of the highest quality studies included in our publication found that use of high potency cannabis, compared …

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