A paper recently published in the Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy examined cases of highly popularized stories of marijuana leading to violence and/or health risks.
The authors conclude that the cases provide examples that marijuana causes violent behavior through increased aggressiveness, paranoia and personality changes.
In addition, recent recreational and medical marijuana is of such high potency that it is more likely to cause violent behavior.
The association between marijuana intoxication and violence, including the role of cannabis potency, requires further study.
However, the public should be provided with information and education warning them that there is a likely probability that especially high potency marijuana can lead to negative effects such as paranoia, aggression, personality changes and violence.
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