The legalization of recreational marijuana use and medical marijuana programs in a number of states has brought about an array of public health concerns. The link between cannabis use and mental health/substance use disorders is particularly concerning and requires additional study.
In order to further elucidate the negative effects of marijuana, researchers interviewed tens of thousands of US adults from different backgrounds and used statistical analysis to determine the associative strength between use and psychiatric disorders.
Results indicated that cannabis use is significantly correlated with all substance use disorders, including alcohol use disorder and nicotine dependence, but that it is not particularly associated with mood disorders or anxiety disorders.
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