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Jan 3, 2008 8:03 pm

Marijuana Cause or Cure?

From the beginning until today an association with insanity has always been a major argument in favor of marijuana prohibition. This link, however, has never withstood scrutiny very well and once again a recent study from Emory University in Atlanta shows this to be true. In fact, they discovered a negative correlation between marijuana use and symptoms of schizophrenia. The researchers found that, “alcohol use in the 6 months prior to hospitalization was associated with a higher frequency of positive psychotic symptoms among first-episode patients. Cannabis use was associated with a lower likelihood of having prominent negative symptoms. These associations remained even after controlling for relevant covariates in logistic regression models.”

Cross posted on The Trebach Report

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