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Colizzi, Marco and Murray, Robin . (2018) Cannabis and psychosis: what do we know and what should we do? Cambridge. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 212 (4) 195-6. https://doi.org/10.1192/bjp.2018.1

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It is now incontrovertible that heavy use of cannabis increases the risk of psychosis. There is a dose–response relationship and high potency preparations and synthetic cannabinoids carry the greatest risk. It would be wise to await the outcome of the different models of legalisation that are being introduced in North America, before deciding whether or not to follow suit.

Item Type:Evidence resource
Drug Type:Cannabis
Intervention Type:AOD disorder, AOD disorder harm reduction
Date:April 2018
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Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Effects and consequences
B Substances > Cannabis / Marijuana
G Health and disease > State of health > Mental health
G Health and disease > Substance related disorder > Substance related mental disorder
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Risk and protective factors > Risk factors
T Demographic characteristics > Adolescent / youth (teenager / young person)
T Demographic characteristics > Young person who uses substances (user)

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