November 29, 2023 | Cannabis Use and Psychosis in Adolescents | ME SUD Learning Community

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This presentation will explore cannabis use among adolescents and risk factors for developing either psychotic symptoms or a psychotic illness with use during adolescence, including the risk of high potency THC, the general perception that these substances are ‘natural’ and without risk, and data around the dose dependent relationship between THC use and development of psychosis.


  • Evaluate some data about current substance use among adolescents
  • Recognize some of the processes that THC and CBD influence natural cannabinoid receptors in the body
  • Explore one theory of how THC may create a predisposition to psychosis
  • Examine how tobacco and cannabis industries are influencing adolescent behaviors
  • Analyze some case examples of cannabis use and development of psychosis and psychotic illness


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