The Drug-Free America Foundation recently conducted a study to contribute to the conversation surrounding cannabis use and mental health. In conjunction with Johnny's Ambassadors, a youth marijuana prevention organization, their research team concluded that states with fewer legal restrictions on cannabis observe high use among teens and rising mental health issues. Another study by two UK academic institutions also found teens are at a higher risk than adults for cannabis addiction. As legalization becomes normalized in the United States, what will the effects be on teens and Americans in general? Conflicts
There is conflicting evidence regarding the relationship between marijuana, mental health, and addiction. Several studies have found that marijuana use can increase one's risk for psychiatric disorders such as psychosis, anxiety, depression, or substance use disorders. The NIH...
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