Event Title

The Effects of Cannabis Consumption on Schizophrenia Development

Presenter Information

Sierra Weir, Nursing

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Jean Coffey

Abstract

Cannabis is a common drug used by many, but there is the argument that it contributes to an increased risk of schizophrenia. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effects of cannabis consumption on schizophrenia development. The method for this study is a literature review using Google Scholar. The results show that there is an increased risk of schizophrenia development in cannabis users who start using in the adolescent years. The results also show that there is an increased risk of schizophrenia development in those who use cannabis that have a genetic predisposition to schizophrenia.

Start Date

5-2-2019 4:00 PM

End Date

5-2-2019 5:00 PM

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The Effects of Cannabis Consumption on Schizophrenia Development

Cannabis is a common drug used by many, but there is the argument that it contributes to an increased risk of schizophrenia. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effects of cannabis consumption on schizophrenia development. The method for this study is a literature review using Google Scholar. The results show that there is an increased risk of schizophrenia development in cannabis users who start using in the adolescent years. The results also show that there is an increased risk of schizophrenia development in those who use cannabis that have a genetic predisposition to schizophrenia.