Pot Is Bad

The effects,

  • Cannabis use is likely to increase the risk of developing schizophrenia and other psychoses; the higher the use the greater the risk.
  • In individuals with schizophrenia and other psychoses, a history of cannabis use may be linked to better performance on learning and memory tasks.

Bipolar disorder

  • For individuals diagnosed with bipolar disorders, near daily cannabis use may be linked to greater symptoms of bipolar disorder than non-users.

Other conclusions

  • Cannabis use does not appear to increase the likelihood of developing depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder.

  • Heavy cannabis users are more likely to report thoughts of suicide than non-users.

  • Regular cannabis use is likely to increase the risk for developing social anxiety disorder.

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