Use of Cannabis in Adolescence and Risk of Depression

Does cannabis use lead to depression and anxiety in adolescents?

6 mins
What is it about?



Medicine and Health

Cannabis is a psychoactive illegal narcotic. In 2018, 3.8% of the global population was reported for using cannabis. In the US, Canada, Australia and England, adolescents (age 11-19) have been using cannabis extensively over the past years. The proactive cannabinoid in cannabis is a compound Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (It is a cannabinoid molecule in marijuana (cannabis) that's long been recognised as the main psychoactive ingredient—that is, the substance that causes people who use marijuana to feel high).