Genetic predisposition to schizophrenia associated with increased use of cannabis

  title={Genetic predisposition to schizophrenia associated with increased use of cannabis},
  author={Robert A. Power and Karin J H Verweij and Mohd Zuhair and G. W. Montgomery and Anjali K. Henders and A Christopher Heath and Pamela A. F. Madden and S E Medland and Naomi R Wray and Nicholas G. Martin},
  journal={Molecular Psychiatry},
Cannabis is the most commonly used illicit drug worldwide. With debate surrounding the legalization and control of use, investigating its health risks has become a pressing area of research. One established association is that between cannabis use and schizophrenia, a debilitating psychiatric disorder affecting ~1% of the population over their lifetime. Although considerable evidence implicates cannabis use as a component cause of schizophrenia, it remains unclear whether this is entirely due… CONTINUE READING
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