A New Study Shows that Anti-Cannabis Claims are Wrong. Again.

http://iheartintelligence.com/2015/05/24/a-new-study-shows-that-anti-cannabis-claims-are-wrong-again/

A recent study that was published in the Psychiatric Research Journal is shaking up claims made by drug prohibitionists’ that cannabis usage is responsible for psychotic episodes in teenagers. As it turns out, that simply isn’t the case. Sorry, anti-cannabis crowd, science wins again.

As it turns out, the research done by the Center for Brain and Cognitive Development, Department of Psychological Sciences, Birkbeck, University of London, the University of Oxford and the University of Leeds has shown that although there is a correlation between cannabis usage and psychotic episodes, cannabis is not the CAUSE of the psychotic episodes. By interviewing a group of over 4,800 twins, the study concluded that just because a teen smoked cannabis or had a psychotic episode of some kind, one did not cause the other.

What they did find is that there were several environmental factors ranging from poverty to bullying that lead to both cannabis use and psychotic episodes…

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