New study on mental health in the Netherlands

A new study is reporting that marijuana users are suffering from mental health problems twice as much as non-users.  Statistics Netherlands, the author of the study, surveyed almost 18,500 people over a two-year period from 2007 to 2009.  Of that group, 20 percent of male marijuana users said they have or were suffering form mental health issues, while on 10 percent of nonusers reported any type of mental problems.

Most people who smoke say they smoke because it helps them mellow out and unwind from stress.  I think the mental issues are not from marijuana, but are enhanced from conditions that happened in their life before smoking.  While the latest study is interesting, it’s a survey that barley skims the surface.

If you use in moderations and take care of yourself you as a marijuana user will have nothing to worry about.  On the other hand if you abuse the drug than you have no one to blame but yourself for what happens.

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