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Large population-based survey finds that marijuana use is associated with psychotic disorders in the U.S. population.
In a new study just published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, researchers found that any use of marijuana was associated with increased risk of self-reported psychotic disorders. The study included data on over 75,000 subjects who participated in the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC) from 2001-2002 or 2012-2013. In the analysis, the investigators used logistic regression to estimate prevalence of past-year self-reported psychotic disorders among users and non-users of marijuana. They found that compared to non-users, participants with any history of nonmedical marijuana use were 6.1 (2001-2002 survey) and 2.8 (2012-2013 survey) times more likely...
With an estimated 35 million people suffering from substance use disorders globally, which experts consider to be a chronic disease, drug abuse may lead to other crimes and it's often better addressed with rehabilitation rather than incarceration.