Duration of cannabis use--a novel phenotype?

  title={Duration of cannabis use--a novel phenotype?},
  author={Michael T Lynskey and Julia D. Grant and Elliot C. Nelson and Kathleen K Bucholz and Pamela A. F. Madden and Dixie J. Statham and Nicholas G. Martin and A Christopher Heath},
  journal={Addictive behaviors},
  volume={31 6},
Although cannabis is the most commonly used illicit drug, duration of cannabis use is typically short, with many of those who initiate cannabis use ceasing use by their late twenties. In this paper we analyze data from a volunteer Australian cohort of 6265 male and female twins to examine whether the duration of cannabis use is an informative phenotype for future genetic analyses. Genetic modeling indicated: (a) moderate genetic influences on duration of cannabis use in both males (41%; 95% CI… CONTINUE READING