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Mental Health and Marijuana

Frequent and high-dose marijuana consumption, particularly on a daily or near-daily basis, can lead to disorientation and induce feelings of anxiety and paranoia. Those who engage in marijuana use are at an increased risk of experiencing temporary psychosis, characterized by hallucinations, paranoia, and a detachment from reality, as well as enduring mental health conditions such as schizophrenia, which entails perceiving or hearing things that aren’t present. This link between marijuana use and schizophrenia is particularly pronounced among individuals who commence marijuana use at a young age and engage in frequent usage.

Using marijuana has also been linked to:

  • Social Anxiety
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Suicide attempts
  • Suicide

In conclusion, regular and heavy marijuana use can trigger disorientation, anxiety, and even psychosis, with a heightened risk of developing long-term mental health disorders like schizophrenia. It’s vital to prioritize mental well-being and consider abstaining from smoking to safeguard mental health and overall quality of life.



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