Psychosis due to “skunk”

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.6997.125 (Published 08 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:125
  1. A S Wylie,
  2. R T A Scott,
  3. S J Burnett
  1. Senior registrar in general psychiatry and substance misuse Gartnavel General Hospital, Glasgow G12 0YN
  2. Medical director Research officer Glasgow Drug Problem Service, Ruchill Hospital, Glasgow G209NB

    EDITOR,--Recently we have become aware that drug misusers are using a variety of cannabis known as skunk. Some users have described a considerable psychotic experience after use of relatively small quantities.

    In November 1994 we surveyed 50 drug misusers attending the methadone programme of the Glasgow drug problem service, asking them about their reported use and experiences of skunk. Eight …

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