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  • Study: Smoking cannabis in your teens IS linked to depression in later life

    Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/a...ges-brain.html

    Smoking cannabis in your teens IS linked to depression in later life: Major study reveals drug 'damages children's brains' and 60,000 adults in UK could have avoided mental health disorder if they had turned down marijuana
    By Vanessa Chalmers Health Reporter For Mailonline
    Published: 11:00 EST, 13 February 2019 | Updated: 13:20 EST, 13 February 2019

    Largest study of its kind found that 7% of adult depression could be prevented
    Drug has also been linked to suicidal thoughts and attempts
    Researchers say tackling the use of millions of under 18s should be a priority

    Smoking cannabis in your teenage years raises the risk of depression and suicide in later life, a landmark new study has found.

    Researchers from the US and UK have revealed the drug could impair a child's brain to the extent it triggers mental health disorders later in life.

    In the largest research of its kind, experts from Oxford University and McGill University estimated that over half a million adults in the UK and US could be saved from mental health disorders by avoiding the drug as a teenager.

    The teams have now warned that cannabis, legal in several US states and used by millions of young people is a significant public health risk with 'devastating consequences'. They have urgently called for officials to make tackling use of the drug a priority...
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