Marijuana use is very prevalent among people suffering from mood and anxiety disorders (AD’s). Rates of problematic use and addiction are much higher than in the general population. After performing a review that included 47 studies, researchers confirmed that there is strong evidence suggesting that marijuana use is linked to onset and poorer clinical course in bipolar disorder and PTSD.
Dr. Sharif Mohr, epidemiologist for Drug Free America Foundation remarked, “It is the tragic height of irony that PTSD is an approved condition for medical marijuana recommendations in many states. More and more evidence continues to emerge that marijuana is actually adverse for people suffering from mental health disorders—especially PTSD. But what do you expect when politicians and lobbyists collude and, under a clever veneer of compassion, allow voters to circumvent the FDA and approve untested, potentially harmful medical treatments?”