A new study conducted by a university in The Netherlands has found that smoking cannabis can triple the risk of developing a mental illness such as schizophrenia, one government senator has revealed.
Dr Saphire Longmore used the finding by the University of Maastrict to urge that amid the push for Jamaica to legalise marijuana that lawmakers “act responsibly” and “with full recognition of the dangers to vulnerable groups”.
“In one of the biggest investigations launched into the long-term effects of the drug, scientists have uncovered dramatic evidence proving marijuana is dangerous and can cause serious psychotic disorders in people with no history of mental illness,” said Longmore.
“The research appears to confirm anecdotal evidence of the dangers of regular use. It shows that people…