Marijuana, psychotic behavior linked
When it comes to marijuana and psychotic symptoms, several studies have suggested that marijuana use could cause psychotic symptoms, especially in the developing brains of adolescents. A new study published in the journal Addiction, however, is the first to suggest that adolescents who already have psychotic symptoms are more likely to use marijuana because of their symptoms.
Researchers posit that the kids with psychotic behavior who end up smoking marijuana are actually attempting to alleviate their symptoms with the drug.
Most importantly, researchers found a biological link between psychotic behavior and marijuana use and stress that there are risks associated with marijuana that are not completely understood.