The legalization of cannabis in Canada marks the beginning of a social experiment that raises a momentous health question. Cannabis use is linked to an increased risk of developing psychosis – a family of psychiatric disorders characterized by delusions, auditory hallucinations and bizarre thinking. Schizophrenia is the best known and most devastating of these and is among the top 15 causes of disability worldwide.
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Authors: Ian Gold is associate professor of Philosophy and Psychiatry at McGill University. Joel Gold is Clinical associate professor of Psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine. They are the authors of Suspicious Minds: How Culture Shapes Madness.