Does Smoking Cannabis Cause Schizophrenia?

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A lot of people are talking about a new study showing a 40% increase risk of “psychosis”, which I first heard news of in this story, from the Daily Mail:

A single joint of cannabis raises the risk of schizophrenia by more than 40 percent, a disturbing study warns.

The Government-commissioned report has also found that taking the drug regularly more than doubles the risk of serious mental illness.

Overall, cannabis could be to blame for one in seven cases of schizophrenia and other life-shattering mental illness, the Lancet reports.

Something sounds a little off. Let’s see what this Lancet study says.
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