A group of Canadian scientists have found that chronic use of marijuana can cause violent behavior in young people, reports EurekAlert !. The full text of the article was published in the scientific journal Frontiers in Psychology.
Marijuana can provoke violent behavior
Cannabis can be violent when used consistently.
During the study, scientists studied 1,136 patients at the Philippe Pinel Psychiatric Institute, aged 18 to 40 years. Doctors monitored their condition after discharge for a year, while recording the manifestation of aggression and violent behavior.
The results, scientists say, support the negative effects of chronic marijuana use on people with mental illness.
At the same time, it is noted that the relationship between a psychoactive substance and aggression is stronger than for alcohol or cocaine. According to experts, the risk of aggression in humans increased by 144 percent.
The Correspondent previously reported that scientists have found a link between schizophrenia and sleep.