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MARIJUANA FACT: “Heavy, chronic, and early cannabis use that is not confounded by other drug use is associated with psychosis-relevant phenomena and cognitive deficits.” https://bit.ly/cognitivedeficit
MARIJUANA FACT: “Results indicate that legal medical marijuana, particularly when available through retail dispensaries, is associated with higher opioid mortality. ” https://www.nber.org/papers/w29802
MARIJUANA FACT: “The cannabis industry has an interest in creating a regulatory environment which maximizes profits at the cost of public health, similar to the tobacco, alcohol, and food industries.” https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35085854/
MARIJUANA FACT: “People who used cannabis nondaily, fewer than 300 days a year, were more likely to have suicidal ideation and to plan or attempt suicide than those who did not use the drug at all.” https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/cannabis-use-may-be-associated-suicidality-young-adults
MARIJUANA FACT: “Recent data suggests associations between self-reported psychotic disorder and frequent nonmedical cannabis use and cannabis use disorder.” https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34645275/
MARIJUANA FACT: “Legalization of adult cannabis use may increase cannabis use and dependence among adolescents and young adults.” https://www.annualreviews.org/doi/pdf/10.1146/annurev-devpsych-040320-084904
MARIJUANA FACT: “There are no observed benefits of obtaining a medical marijuana card for pain, anxiety, or depressive symptoms.” https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2790261
MARIJUANA FACT: “Young marijuana users who have a history of stroke or TIA remain at significantly higher risk of future stroke.” https://newsroom.heart.org/news/young-marijuana-smokers-may-be-at-greater-risk-of-recurrent-stroke
MARIJUANA FACT: “Self-harm injuries associated with recreational cannabis appear to be concentrated in young males.” https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2777634
MARIJUANA FACT: “While many substances are known to induce psychosis, the risk for conversion to schizophrenia is greatest with cannabis-induced psychosis.” https://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/doi/10.1176/appi.ajp.2021.21111126
MARIJUANA FACT: “Worse driving performance is evident for several hours postsmoking in many users.” https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapsychiatry/fullarticle/2788264
MARIJUANA FACT: “Greater local control on retail marijuana sales may help to reduce marijuana availability and use among adolescents.” https://www.jsad.com/doi/full/10.15288/jsad.2021.82.103
MARIJUANA FACT: “Studies show that nine out of 10 teens who successfully commit suicide portrayed some signs of depression or psychiatric illness beforehand.” https://www.9news.com/article/news/health/talk-to-teens-prevent-suicide/73-ab06340d-d416-40f1-87e8-68118611980c
MARIJUANA FACT: “Increasing use of cannabis is a likely cause of increasing incidence of schizophrenia.” https://www.psychiatrictimes.com/view/is-cannabis-use-increasing-schizophrenia
MARIJUANA FACT: “Marijuana use among college students in states where recreational pot has been legalized has gone up while binge drinking has gone down.” https://www.9news.com/article/news/nation-world/college-students-using-more-marijuana-legal-states/507-4155f0c0-09a8-4290-bead-144a1730794d
MARIJUANA FACT: “Cannabis use in youth may lead to reduced educational attainment, and, in adults, to poor work performance and dangerous driving.” https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/add.15764
MARIJUANA FACT: “An 18-year-old in Colorado (whose brain is not yet fully developed and can’t purchase tobacco or alcohol legally) can obtain a medical marijuana card without parental knowledge or approval. ” https://www.medpagetoday.com/publichealthpolicy/publichealth/90980
MARIJUANA FACT: “Suicidal ideation in teens is often caused by untreated depression or drug misuse and always needs to be taken seriously.” https://www.verywellmind.com/suicidal-ideation-defined-2611328
MARIJUANA FACT: “The links between cannabis use and severe mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and psychosis are well researched.” https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-10-cannabis-users-higher-mental-health.html
MARIJUANA FACT: “Adolescent cannabis use may be linked to long-term harms, including cognitive impairment and increased risk of schizophrenia.” https://www.pnas.org/content/117/1/7.full
MARIJUANA FACT: “Cannabis use is consistently associated other substance use, greater psychiatric severity, and self-harm/suicidality.” https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0272735821000015
MARIJUANA FACT: “Because cannabis oil contains a greater level of THC than cannabis flower products, intervention and prevention measures are urgently needed.” https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/fullarticle/2785376?guestAccessKey=4df985fe-e703-49cc-a46f-da461093574e
MARIJUANA FACT: “Marijuana use in adolescence is linked with an increased risk of depression, as well as suicidal thoughts and attempts, before age 32.” https://www.inquirer.com/health/marijuana-cannabis-depression-anxiety-suicide-mental-health-20190213.html
MARIJUANA FACT: “Cannabis may contribute to increased risk for mental disorders, which has actually been shown in schizophrenia.” https://neurosciencenews.com/endocannabinoid-system-psychiatry-18852/amp/?__twitter_impression=true
MARIJUANA FACT: “Cannabis use during middle to late adolescence may be associated with altered cerebral cortical development.” https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapsychiatry/fullarticle/2781289
MARIJUANA FACT: “In adolescents/young adults with opioid use disorder, smoking marijuana appeared to enhance cravings and urges for opiates and promoted relapse to opiate use.” https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S266711822100009X?via%3Dihub
MARIJUANA FACT: “Delta-8 THC products have not been evaluated or approved by the FDA . . . manufacturers are packaging and labeling these products in ways that may appeal to children (gummies, chocolates, cookies, candies, etc.).” https://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/5-things-know-about-delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol-delta-8-thc
MARIJUANA FACT: “Alcohol use, marijuana use, hospitalization and sexual orientation are significant predictors of suicide attempts.” https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0165178118323321
MARIJUANA FACT: “Adolescent cannabis use is associated with an increased risk for psychosis later in life.” https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33617756/
MARIJUANA FACT: “Males, adolescents/young adults and individuals with lower educational levels are more likely to be current users of cannabis and are at a greater risk of having a CUD.” https://academic.oup.com/eurpub/article/31/2/441/6149005
MARIJUANA FACT: “While the issue of teen suicide is complex, there is now substantial research linking heavy and early marijuana use to an increased risk of self-harm among users.” https://www.hudson.org/research/17052-the-colorado-experiment-legalized-marijuana-s-impact-in-colorado
MARIJUANA FACT: “Annual marijuana use has continued to increase over the past five years for college students, reaching the highest level in over three-and-a-half decades in 2020.” https://www.drugabuse.gov/news-events/news-releases/2021/09/marijuana-use-at-historic-high-among-college-aged-adults-in-2020
MARIJUANA FACT: “Cannabis use during adolescence was associated with depression and suicidality in adult life.” https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0165032719320919?via%3Dihub
MARIJUANA FACT: “Cannabis use was associated with higher prevalence of suicidal ideation, plan, and attempt among US young adults with or without depression, and the risks were greater for women than men.” https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2781215
MARIJUANA FACT: “Emerging adults, Black/African American, and Hispanic/Latinx groups had elevated risk of co-occurring suicide attempts and CUD.” https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34284313/
MARIJUANA FACT: “Cannabis may contribute to increased risk for mental disorders, which has actually been shown in schizophrenia.” https://neurosciencenews.com/endocannabinoid-system-psychiatry-18852/amp/?__twitter_impression=true
MARIJUANA FACT: “There is increasing research demonstrating that regular use of marijuana with THC greater than 10% can result in development of psychotic symptoms.” https://www.medpagetoday.com/psychiatry/addictions/92253?trw=no
MARIJUANA FACT: “Cannabis use disorder is a common comorbidity and risk marker for self-harm, all-cause mortality, and death by unintentional overdose and homicide among youths with mood disorders.” https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/article-abstract/2775255?
MARIJUANA FACT: “Frequent vaping of cannabis is increasing among adolescents in the United States, particularly among selected subgroups.”  https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1054139X2100166X
MARIJUANA FACT: “Adolescents who frequently use cannabis may experience a decline in Intelligence Quotient (IQ) over time.” https://neurosciencenews.com/iq-cannabis-17630/
MARIJUANA FACT: “Daily use of highly potent cannabis is associated with more severe psychological symptoms, such as psychoses, mania, and suicidality.” https://www.annualreviews.org/doi/pdf/10.1146/annurev-devpsych-040320-084904
MARIJUANA FACT: “Cannabis users who began regular use in their teens had poorer later life outcomes than non-using peers.” https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/dar.13239
MARIJUANA FACT: “Adolescent cannabis use is associated with an increased risk for psychosis later in life.” https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33617756/
MARIJUANA FACT: “Even people who used cannabis nondaily, fewer than 300 days a year, were more likely to have suicidal ideation and to plan or attempt suicide than those who did not use the drug at all.” https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/cannabis-use-may-be-associated-suicidality-young-adults