Smoking Pot May Hasten Onset of Mental Illness
By Nancy Lapid
Reuters also reported by Health Day
February 8, 2011
Smoking marijuana has been linked with an increased risk of mental illness, and now researchers say that when pot smokers do become mentally ill, the disease starts earlier than it would if they didn't smoke pot. This means that serious psychiatric diseases that might not have shown up until kids were in their teens or twenties - or might never had developed at all - are starting in children as young as 12 who smoke marijuana.
Read the Health Day Article: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/02/08/us-smoking-pot-idUSTRE7166BI20110208