"Teenagers who smoke pot are nearly 40 percent more likely to become depressed later in life, writes The Telegraph."
"The new findings come from a new study from Oxford University and McGill University, shows that the risk of depression later in life, between 18 and 32 years of age, increasing by 37 per cent for the use of hashish in his teens."
"– It is a vulnerable period for brain development. To expose the young teens for cannabis is likely to increase the risk of depression, says one of the researchers behind the study, professor Andrea Cipriani of the University of Oxford, to the newspaper."
"Researchers have looked closely at the eleven large-scale studies, involving over 23 000 individuals aged 18 to 32 years participated. All of the participants have smoked hashish as a teenager. In addition to the risk of being depressed increases the risk of suicide attempts among those who used hashish in adolescence, study shows."
"Scientists now urge parents to be mindful of their children's relation to hashish and warns that the drug has become much stronger over the last 30 years."
"today it is not like in the '80s and' 90s when the THC accounted for approximately three per cent of a joint. Today we have joints with 10, 20, 30 or even higher per cent, " says Gabriella Gobbi, a researcher at McGill University."
"The study has not been able to conclude that it is drug use itself that triggers depression later in life. Individual factors such as family circumstances or other difficulties in life can play an important role in whether young people suffer from depression or not."
"to catch the issue, therefore, drug prevention efforts be improved and the mental health of young people given a higher priority, say the researchers behind the study."
"– This is a major problem for public health and mental health, " says professor Andrea Cipriani."
"– the Number of people who are exposed to cannabis, particularly in this vulnerable age, is very high and I think that this should be a priority in the public health and mental health services, " he says."
"Of niondeklassare and high school students in grade two who have at some time used illicit drugs are cannabis, in the form of hashish or marijuana the most common drug, according to a report by the central union for alcohol and other drugs (CAN) from 2018."
"In 2018, had eight per cent of boys and six percent of girls in grade nine at some time used illicit drugs. Among high school students in grade two had a 17 percent of boys and 14 per cent of the girls used drugs."
"96 percent of school students with narkotikaerfarenhet had used cannabis. The corresponding proportion of niondeklassarna was 91 percent."
"The niondeklassare and high school students in grade two who have ever tried cannabis, that is to say, used the drug one time, have declined over time. 2018, 29 per cent of niondeklassarna and 24 percent of high school students in grade two used cannabis once."
"the Proportion of students using cannabis more frequently, however, has increased over time, according to the report. In 2018, the stated 21 per cent of the cannabiserfarna niondeklassarna that they used cannabis more than 20 times. The corresponding proportion of the students in grade two were 17 per cent."
"the Plant cannabis sativa (hemp) containing many different active substances collectively known as cannabinoids. One of these substances is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC gives the hallucinogenic effects. Another issue is the cannabidiol (CBD) which does not have the impact."
"In Sweden are covered THC of drug laws and the CBD are covered by the pharmaceutical legislation."
"Source: Mpa -"