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Cannabis: Does it help or hurt psychotic disorders and PTSD? (2016)

There is evidence that cannabis can benefit or hurt people with psychotic disorders or PTSD

  1. Calliope


    There is some evidence that cannabis can benefit people with psychotic disorders or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) — and some evidence that it can worsen these conditions. In light of recent policy changes on the therapeutic (as well as recreational) use of cannabis, researchers Margaret Haney, Ph.D., of the Division on Substance Abuse at Columbia University Medical Center's Department of Psychiatry, and A. Eden Evins, M.D., of the Center for Addiction Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, undertook a discussion in the current issue of Neuropsychopharmacology on the benefits and harms of cannabis use: what remains unproven and what requires further testing.