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A Link Between Schizophrenia and Cannabis Use

A Link Between Schizophrenia and Cannabis Use

A common rebuttal to promotion of cannabis as part of a healthy lifestyle is the assertion that cannabis is linked to mental health disorders such as schizophrenia, a connection that has come up again and again in research. Cannabis enthusiasts have always been skeptical about the causality involved - about whether cannabis actually causes schizophrenia. For their part, researchers have failed to firmly establish that causality. Now, according to Rolling Stone, a new study offers an explanation that validates what many cannabis advocates have long suspected.