Skunk-like cannabis may damage white matter in the brain, study shows

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 27 November 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6417
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

Frequent use of high potency, “skunk-like” cannabis can damage the white matter fibres in the brain, researchers report in the journal Psychological Medicine.1

Researchers from King’s College, London, UK, and from Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, examined the brains of 56 patients who had reported a first episode of psychosis, 37 of whom …

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