marijuana depression

A major study found that kids
who start using marijuana before the age of 17
ARE 7x MORE LIKELY TO COMMIT SUICIDE
than those that don’t. 

The study, published in Lancet Psychiatry Journal, also found poor educational outcomes tied to youth marijuana use including a  60% higher chance of never completing high school for kids using marijuana daily. 

Teens who Smoke Cannabis Daily ‘Seven Times More Likely to Commit Suicide’

Ludovica Iaccino

International Business Times

Teenagers who start smoking cannabis daily before the age of 17 are seven times more likely to commit suicide, a study has found.

According to the paper, published in the Lancet Psychiatry journal, youths who smoke marijuana on a daily basis are also 60% less likely to finish high school.

Researchers led by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at the University of New South Wales analysed results of three large, long-running studies from Australia and New Zealand involving nearly 3,800 people.

They examined the connections between the frequency of cannabis use before age 17 – ranging from never to daily – and seven developmental outcomes assessed up to age 30, including frequency of suicide attempts, high-school completion and attainment of university degree by age 25.

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The study this article references can be found here.

Young adult sequelae of adolescent cannabis use: an integrative analysis
Silins, Edmund et al.
The Lancet Psychiatry , Volume 1 , Issue 4 , 286 – 293

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