https://icmha.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/cannabisjoint_450.jpg 301 450 Island Community Mental Health https://icmha.ca/wp-content/uploads/log-300x200.png Island Community Mental Health2013-04-10 18:17:002015-01-17 21:55:26CAMH study shows mental illness associated with heavy cannabis use
April 2, 2013 – People with mental illnesses are more than seven times more likely to use cannabis weekly compared to people without a mental illness, according to researchers from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) who studied U.S. data.
“Based on the number of individuals reporting weekly use, we see that people with mental illness use cannabis at high rates. This can be of concern because it could worsen the symptoms of their mental illness,” said Lev-ran, who conducted the research as a post-doctoral fellow with the Social Aetiology of Mental Illness (SAMI) Training Program at CAMH. To read more, click here.