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Teenagers and cannabis

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 23 November 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:1248
  1. Jocalyn Clark (, editorial registrar
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    A study in this week's BMJ concludes that frequent cannabis use in teenage girls predicts later depression and anxiety (p 1195). Another study (p 1199) concludes that cannabis use is associated with an increased risk of developing schizophrenia. Because cannabis use is highest among 16-29 year olds and early use may increase the likelihood of dependency and long term problems, parents and health professionals are keen to discourage young people from using marijuana. But targeting teenagers …

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