cannabis use disorder

RSMj 2021 4th Annual Scientific Meeting

Boston, United States,

The 4th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Research Society on Marijuana (RSMj) will be held from July 23-25, 2021 in Boston, MA. 

Age‐Varying Effects of Cannabis Use Frequency and Disorder on Symptoms of Psychosis, Depression and Anxiety in Adolescents and Adults

Leadbeater, Bonnie J., Megan E. Ames, and Ashley N. Linden‐Carmichael. "Age‐varying effects of cannabis use frequency and disorder on symptoms of psychosis, depression and anxiety in adolescents and adults." Addiction 114, no. 2 (2019): 278-293.
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A recent study, published in the Journal of Addiction, has examined the association of cannabis use, cannabis use disorder and symptoms of psychosis, depression and anxiety in an adolescent and adult sample. The researchers also examined the differences in these associations and the onset of cannabis use and sex differences.

Sex Differences in Cannabis Use

Struik, D., Sanna, F., & Fattore, L. (2018). The modulating role of sex and anabolic-androgenic steroid hormones in cannabinoid sensitivity. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 12, 249.
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Cannabis remains the most commonly used illicit drug worldwide and, with the rise of decriminalisation and legalization of marijuana for medical and recreational use, it is expected this will increase even further. There are, however, notable differences in the prevalence of cannabis use and rates of addiction between males and females.

Insights from Individuals Successfully Recovered from Cannabis Use Disorder: Natural versus Treatment-Assisted Recoveries and Abstinent versus Moderation Outcomes

Hodgins and Stea Addict Sci Clin Pract (2018) 13:16
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Increasing understanding of the pathways and processes of recovery from cannabis use disorder may help in designing effective and attractive interventions to promote recovery. We report insights from individuals who had successfully recovered from cannabis use disorder with a variety of pathways.

Cannabis, a Significant Risk Factor for Violent Behavior in the Early Phase Psychosis

Moulin V, Baumann P, Gholamrezaee M, Alameda L, Palix J, Gasser J and Conus P (2018) Cannabis, a Significant Risk Factor for Violent Behavior in the Early Phase Psychosis. Two Patterns of Interaction of Factors Increase the Risk of Violent Behavior: Cannabis Use Disorder and Impulsivity; Cannabis Use Disorder, Lack of Insight and Treatment Adherence. Front. Psychiatry 9:294. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2018.00294
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Background: Previous literature suggests that prevalence of cannabis use in the early phase of psychosis is high, and that early psychosis patients are at high-risk for violent behavior. However, the link between cannabis use and violent behavior in early psychosis patients is unclear.

Website Launched to Teach Youth about Risks of Cannabis

With legalization of recreational cannabis looming, The Schizophrenia Society of Canada wants young people to understand the risks of using the drug. The society has launched a new website to increase awareness. ‘Cannabis and Psychosis: Explore the Link’ aims to provide comprehensive and accessible information to help youth better understand the issue. The website states: “Regular cannabis use impacts the development of a chronic life-long psychotic disorder in at risk individuals and is associated with

US Adult Illicit Cannabis Use, Cannabis Use Disorder, and Medical Marijuana Laws 1991-1992 to 2012-2013

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IMPORTANCE: Over the last 25 years, illicit cannabis use and cannabis use disorders have increased among US adults, and 28 states have passed medical marijuana laws (MML). Little is known about MML and adult illicit cannabis use or cannabis use disorders considered over time.

OBJECTIVE: To present national data on state MML and degree of change in the prevalence of cannabis use and disorders.