Does cannabis cause mental health issues?
Sep 24, 2021
The Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF) recently published an article titled “Does cannabis cause mental health issues?” The article explains that the evidence isn’t strong enough to say cannabis is the single cause of any metal health condition, but that there is a relationship between the two. Authors highlight that this relationship mostly relates to those experiencing mental health symptoms, or who have a mental health diagnosis or a family history of mental illness and who use cannabis. The authors suggest that those people already experiencing mental health symptoms or who already have a mental health diagnosis can exacerbate their condition with the use of cannabis. Likewise, people who have a family history of mental illness can increase their chances of eventually going on to develop a mental health condition. The article dives into the specifics on some mental illnesses commonly linked with cannabis use including depression, anxiety and psychotic illnesses and how different types of cannabis can affect mental health differently.
It’s a quick but informative read that we think many workers will find helpful!