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Weighing the mental health risks of marijuana use

With the emergence of new categories of cannabis such as skunk or superskunk at the end of the 1990's, several studies have shown the risk of mental illness linked to the use of these new varieties. British psychiatrists have investigated these substances in cases of psychosis, paranoid delirium and schizophrenia. Can a link be demonstrated?

Indian hemp or Cannabis Indica is an annual herbaceous plant which has a straight hem and is very similar to common hemp on Cannabis Satica, plant used in the production of hemp, a textile material. The Indica variety is rich in tetrahydrocanabinol (THC) while the Satica variety only contains a few traces of that element. The principal names given to Indian hemp or "cannabis" are "hashish" (term of Arabic origin) "grass", "marijuana" (term of Spanish origin), "maryjane" and "shit."


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