Tue. 12 Oct 2021, 10:31 am

Does cannabis cause mental health issues?

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The Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF) recently published a great article titled “Does cannabis cause mental health issues?” The article explains that the evidence isn’t strong enough to say cannabis is the single cause of any mental health condition, but that there is a relationship between the two.

The authors suggest that those people already experiencing mental health symptoms or who already have a mental health diagnosis can exacerbate their condition with the use of cannabis. Likewise, people who have a family history of mental illness can increase their chances of eventually going on to develop a mental health condition. The article dives into the specifics on some mental illnesses commonly linked with cannabis use including depression, anxiety and psychotic illnesses and how different types of cannabis can affect mental health differently.

It’s a quick and informative read that many workers will find helpful...

Click here to read the ADF article

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