Weed Warnings

Results from a recent study by London psychiatrists, published in Biological Psychiatry, suggest that marijuana smokers of a certain genotype may find themselves at a higher risk of cannabis-related psychosis.

The researchers conducted a case-control study of 489 first-episode psychosis patients and 278 control subjects looking at variation at the rs2494732 SNP in the gene AKT1 and how it might be associated with cannabis-associated psychosis.

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