It probably comes as little surprise that many teens smoke marijuana. Some have experimented with pot, while others smoke it recreationally. What may be surprising is that smoking marijuana during adolescence can drastically increase the risk of having a psychotic experience.
Late adolescents who toked up were 3 times more likely to experience “reefer madness” compared with peers who didn’t touch the Mary Jane, according to a new study from JAMA Psychiatry. And if the adolescents started using earlier in their teens, the risk was even higher.
It’s been thought that psychotic experiences could also make it more likely a teen would use marijuana, but
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